Travel Time Once Again

After nearly seven months of USAmerican domestication, I’ll be headed off the continent again soon. Here’s what’s next for me:

– Greenbelt: This is a legendary music and arts festival in England that about 20,000 attend. Previous artists to play the festival? U2, Moby, and Midnight Oil to name a few. It’s similar in some ways to Christian festivals in the States, but it has a much more open constituency, is more inclusive of non-musical art forms, and is more politically engaged with issues of social justice. I’ve got a bunch of friends to hang out with there – some from Seattle, and a few that I made during my trip to the UK last fall. This festival has been on my radar since about 1986, so I’m excited for the opportunity to go.

George Fox Evangelical Seminary’s new Doctor of Ministry in Global Missional Leadership. After a long time of anticipation, and a lot of preparation, we’re launching this new program, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it. Our lead mentor, Dr. Jason Clark, has put together such a stellar cast of guest lecturers that our students will benefit from . . . and I’m just so thankful to be able to play along. We’ll spend time in Oxford, Cambridge, London, and Nuremburg, Germany.

– Back to London. After the George Fox time has concluded, I scheduled a few days of play time in one of my favorite cities. While I’m there, I’ll be hitting a concert, and maybe a footie match, if I can score some reasonably priced tickets.

– Not finalized yet, but I’m going to see if I can swing a few days in New York City on my way back home to Seattle. It’s obviously a pretty amazing city, and it’s been a while since I’ve been there, so I’m hoping that works out.

When I return to Seattle, it’ll be back to a job search, and a couple of creative projects I’ve been working on. For all of the ways that things have felt unsettled over the past year, I have to say that in a lot of ways, I’m still living a pretty charmed life.

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