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CONVERGE in DC This Month!

This crossed my desk from Brian Gorman…it looks awesome! If I didn’t have a prior engagement in Atlanta that weekend I’d be here:

The D.C. Area Community of Communities is inviting anyone interested in or part of a community to join us for our regional community gathering, July 30-August 1. This gathering brings together people from communities all over the Mid-Atlantic region to teach, conspire, and dream for God’s beautiful kingdom on Earth. A combination of seminars, practical skill shares, concerts, and plenary sessions will make this a great time together. We hope to draw co-conspirators from around the region to share in this wonderful event.

Join us at Eden Valley Center (, a beautiful 100 acre farmland just 45 minutes north of D.C. We’ll be camping out, so bring tents, stoves, rain gear…more info to come on what to bring.

We hope to draw co-conspirators from around the region to share in this wonderful event.

Participating communities include: Church of the Savior (D.C.), Simple Way (Philly), Formation House/An Ordered Life (Pittsburgh), Dorothy Day Catholic Worker (D.C.), and others!

Go to our website,, for more info and to register. Email Brian at brianjgorman [at] if you have questions or would like to participate in some way. We’re still looking for some musicians and skill share leaders! You can register here. has launched


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Read ‘The New Conspirators’!

The New Conspirators cover

Boy oh boy. I recently got The New Conspirators from IVP’s new Likewise imprint–this is like their New Friars, but even more comprehensive. It’s a who’s-who of todays New Monastic, 24/7 prayer, and other communal movements.

Some reviews/excerpts:

Emergent Village

Open Source Theology is doing a multi-part interview/review.
Part Zero
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

I’m looking forward to reading this, hopefully with other dreamers, practitioners, and rabble-rousers. Three cheers for Tom and Christine Sine, and their continuing work!

Related: Who’s going to the PAPA Festival this summer?

God’s Love on Earth: The Hope of Authentic, Outpoured Community

Our house church community had a wonderful weekend with four guys (including him) from a sister church in the Pacific Northwest. They connected many dots for us spiritually, exploding the false gnostic dividing lines between spirit and matter, sacred and secular, this good earth and the heavenly realm that longs to be ever-more poured into it as the beneficent reign of God expands in our hearts, churches, streets and cosmos.

Continue reading ‘God’s Love on Earth: The Hope of Authentic, Outpoured Community’

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