September 23, 2016 in Featured-4

Four ways we can stand with the movement for Black Lives

Those of us in the Wild Goose community are reeling from the horrifying and tragic events of this week: the police shootings of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa and Keith Lamont…

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September 20, 2016 in Featured-3

Brian McLaren talks about his new book, The Great Spiritual Migration

Brian McLaren talks with us about The Great Spiritual Migration A conversation with Lenora Rand and Rick Meredith | Wild Goose Creative Team Already garnering some great press, including this article…

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What did you take home from Wild Goose 2016? Tell us your story.

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The theme of the Goose this year has been Story. Because stories are important. Our lives are shaped by them. Our world is shaped by them. And too often the...

What are people saying about Wild Goose 2016?

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Ever since the closing moments of Wild Goose 2016, we’ve heard from many who had profound experiences at the festival this year. Who found community. And communion. Not to mention,...

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Singing in Discomfort

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Guest post by Bekah Anderson, United Church of Christ I spent the vast majority of Wild Goose feeling profoundly uncomfortable, and at the same time thrilled, inspired, and energized. I…


Wild Goose 2016 Reader from Chalice Press

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Is your spirit still on the Wild Goose mountaintop? Are you still thinking about the new friends you made, the new ways you think about your faith and your purpose…


Top 10 Tips: How to get the most from the Goose

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Can you believe it? Wild Goose 2016 is almost here.  With so much to see and hear and do we thought you might like a few suggestions from experienced Goose-goers...

Theology. Ecology. Good food for all.

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Guest post by Methodist Theological School In Ohio We're from Ohio. Thomas Edison was born here before his family moved to Michigan to follow the railroad. The Wright Brothers developed...

Jordan: Home to the Wilderness of the Goose

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Guest post by Jordan Tourism Board The voice crying in the wilderness. The desert, the wind, the reeds, the river, the springs. Flocks from all over the region come for baptism....

Worship at the Goose – diverse, imaginative, radical acts of defiance and hope

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49 dead in a LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando. Black lives that don’t seem to matter nearly enough.  60 million refugees without a welcome. Transgendered rights under attack in North Carolina....

An open table for authentic seekers

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Guest post by Paul Swanson, CAC I don’t make songs for free, I make them for freedom. Don’t believe in kings, believe in the Kingdom. —Chance the Rapper God is…


So what’s an evangelical for social action, anyway?

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Guest post by Evangelicals for Social Action At the Sider Center we make a point of discussing topics your grandmother probably told you not to discuss, like sexuality, money, politics,...

“It’s really a magical place”

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Guest post by Sojourners' Rob and Hannah Wilson-Black What do you get when you combine the 1960s rock festival Woodstock’s vibe, the Taize community’s singing, the Chautauqua Institution’s events, and...

Matt Morris invites us to start “troubling the Gospel.”

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Not having all the answers but being willing to ask the hard questions - this has been an abiding principle of Wild Goose from its earliest days. And providing the...

Executing Grace: A Call to Action from Shane Claiborne

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Shane Claiborne is back with us as a 2016 contributor at the festival where he will do several sessions empowering Christians to work to end the death penalty. We are...

Why I Hate Christian Fiction

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I am an out-and-proud Christian. So you would think I would love Christian fiction. But no, I can’t stand it. Oh, you’ve read some of it, too? So you know…


How big is that tent, exactly?

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Guest post by Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN Since our founding in 1855, Christian Theological Seminary has leaned toward the right side of history. We have been inclusive, ecumenical and...

Seminaries, Roads and Stories that become what Everything is About

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Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) is excited to be at Wild Goose! Located in Berkeley, CA, it is a little tiny bit like Wild Goose all year long. There is…


Can’t come all weekend? Get a Day Pass.

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There’s no better way to experience The Goose than by spending Thursday through Sunday immersed in this transformational, experiential, sing and dance and play and dream and eat and camp...

A conversation with the leaders of Racial Justice Institute

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How to turn tenderness into fearlessness. A conversation with the leaders of Racial Justice Institute. Are you tired of conversations about race that quickly turn into shouting matches? Do you...

Hear and tell stories at Wild Goose 2016

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This year, all over the Wild Goose Festival, and especially in the Wild Goose Studio Tent and Video Tent, you will have opportunity to hear stories, tell your own story,...

Why I’m Participating in the Wild Goose Racial Justice Institute

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Why I’m Participating in the Wild Goose Racial Justice Institute by Sarah Withrow King (Re-posted from Evangelicals For Action) Sara Withrow King is a contributor this year and a leader in our Racial...

All Are Welcome.

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“All are welcome.” We’ve been saying that since the very first Wild Goose and we’ve always meant it. And by welcome we don’t mean “tolerated,” or “accepted.” We mean embraced,...

It’s all about saying “Yes.” An interview with Phil Madeira.

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Phil Madeira is a Nashville-based musician, songwriter and producer who’s worked with names like Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Alison Krauss, Mat Kearney, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Amy Grant and The...

Calling All Drummers!

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A Call to All Drummers by Phil Wyman The Wild Goose Festival knows you have drums. We peeked into your closets and the corners of your rooms, and we saw...

Wild Goose Supports Equal Protection Under the Law and Calls for Community Action

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We’re very disappointed with the recent actions of the North Carolina legislature has voted to deny equal protection under the law for our LGBTQ friends and neighbors. The Wild Goose…

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Indigo Girls Return to the Festival!

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If main stage at night is your happy place at the Wild Goose, we have a lot in store for you this year!  Much of the magic of the Goose...

An Invitation to Songwriters: Inspire someone with your musical story this year at Wild Goose 2016!

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In the spirit of this year’s Wild Goose Festival theme, Story!, we invite you to submit an original song to the Wild Goose Songwriting Contest. Be a part of the…


The Call of the Wild by Phil Wyman

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The Wild Goose Festival is just a few months away. Preparations for events like this are best begun early, because participation is the name of the game. Transformative Festivals like…


Mystic Action Camp: A Pre-Festival Offering

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We are excited to announce Wild Goose’s Pre-Festival Mystic Action Camp from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 7th, preceding the opening ceremonies for the Festival itself. This pre-festival…


Spring Ticket Special

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The Goose is calling! As Spring is emerging, our thoughts are turning to Hot Springs and summer. Hugs from old friends, making new ones, a little rain, a little humidity, raising…


Triple GRAMMY® Nominee Matt Maher to Play the 2016 Wild Goose Festival

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Matt Maher, a Grammy nominated musician whose latest release, Saints and Sinners is a call for social justice rooted in the work of historic faith leaders such as Archbishop Oscar…


Sojourners’ Jim Wallis to Curate a Timely Interactive Series at the 2016 Wild Goose Festival!

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America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America, the newly released best-selling book by Jim Wallis, Sojourners President and Founder, forms the foundation of the timely interactive…


Dean Emilie Townes to Present Justice Notes

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Imagine taking a walk through five notes on why justice and peace are profound values to hold if we choose to live our lives with passion, commitment, integrity, justice, hope,…


Open Call for 2016 Contributors

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It’s time to let us know what YOU would like to do at Wild Goose! The 2016 Wild Goose continues to create space for courageous, imaginative, and participative social justice…


And the 2016 theme is…

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STORY Receive | Respond | Reshape Stories shape our world. Are you listening? The 2016 Wild Goose continues to create space for courageous, imaginative, and participative social justice work, creative…


An Important Message from Your Wild Goose Leadership

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I hope you’re as excited as we are about where Wild Goose Festival has been and where it’s going. We’re honored to walk this continuing journey beside you as President, Board…