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FIRST GOOSE; FIRST TAT

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FIRST GOOSE; FIRST TAT Why I have a Wild Goose Tattoo By Richard Kennel I didn’t fit in anywhere. My progressive, independent science-loving free thinking spirit had become spiritually flat,…

Open Call for 2018 Co-Creators

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It’s time again to let us know what YOU would like to do at Wild Goose! The contributions of our “self-submits” each year are at the heart of what make...

Looking for a summer weekend event for your youth group?

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Looking for a summer weekend event for your youth group? The Wild Goose Festival is it! The Wild Goose Festival is an art, music, and story-driven transformational experience grounded in...

Fall tickets are on sale now!

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Did you know that right now you can take advantage of our lowest ticket prices of the season?  Only $199 for festival admission and tent camping. Special pricing ends December...

Find a quiet place to read this

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May the Sacrament of the Word and the hunger of our hearts meet, leading us ever more deeply into your heart, O God. Amen. Guest Post by Gwen Fry Having…

At the center of a just world, there is a farm.

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We’re from Ohio! When you read the word Ohio, what do you think of? You might think of cows and corn, or of a particular university which refers to itself…

For anyone who’s ever struggled with “worship” – we feel you.

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By Lenora Rand One word you won’t see mentioned a lot on the Wild Goose Festival schedule this year is “worship.” That’s not because we won’t be having times in…

Holy troublemaker Sister Simone at Wild Goose!

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Wild Goose is thrilled to announce that Sister Simone Campbell of Nuns on the Bus will be the 2017 Wild Goose Festival Sunday closing speaker! Lawyer, poet, author, and executive...

Reaching for new metaphors: An interview with Diana Butler Bass

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Perhaps no one looks through the past to the future more clearly than Diana Butler Bass. Diana Butler Bass, who is returning to the Wild Goose this summer, is an...

Rev. Barber Returns to the Goose!

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Reverend William Barber, known around the world for his dedication to peace and his demand for justice, returns to the Main Stage at this year's Wild Goose Festival, and we...

For The Kids

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Bringing kiddos to the festival? Between our Kids Tent programming, playing in the mud, and creating music and art, there’s plenty to keep them busy. We recently caught up with…

Big Ray and Chicago’s Most Wanted

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Big Ray grew up in the South Side of Chicago and began his music career as a singing bartender, singing along with bands like Billy Branch and the Sons of...

It’s Time To Challenge The Empire

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Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, who is joining us at Wild Goose Festival for the first time this summer, is the Senior Pastor of the 8,000-member Trinity United Church of…

Meet Our Volunteer Coordinator

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Say hello to our new Volunteer Coordinator, Bec Cranford, a self-identified “Bapticostal misfit preacher” from Atlanta, Georgia. Though Bec’s new to this role, she’s a veteran community member and committed…

The Relentless Affection Of God

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Even though William Paul Young's bestselling novel The Shack was adapted into film and will be released in theaters tomorrow, (Friday, March 3) he took some time out of his schedule...

2017 Speakers and Storytellers Annoucement

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We’re thrilled to announce that Diana Butler Bass, Otis Moss III, and William Paul Young will be at the Goose this year, sharing their wisdom, insights, and unique voices with...

Volunteer Spotlight – Jenna Bowman

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 Want to volunteer? You might just meet people that are like family…Check out the application here.  Meet Jenna. We’re pretty thrilled that she’s a part of our community. She brings…

We Will Stay And Fight

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The Wild Goose Festival is staying in Hot Springs this summer and we hope you’ll stay and stand up with us. As you may know, an attempt to repeal “HB2,”…

NC Economic Boycott and Wild Goose 2017

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We are deeply disappointed that North Carolina failed to repeal HB2 in a special legislative session just before Christmas. In response to this and other undemocratic actions by the State…

2017 Wild Goose Music Lineup

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The 2017 Wild Goose music lineup is fresh, hopeful, and more fun than you can handle! It might just be the most eclectic, diverse, dance-worthy, celebration style mashup in Goose...

What We Can Do For Aleppo

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By: Jeff Clark, with Jasmin Morrell Reports from Aleppo are grim: bodies line the streets, women and children shot in their homes, aid workers unable to reach those who need…

Hope Rises Like Bread

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This is what happens because you make Wild Goose happen: Dreams are born Visions are nourished Minds are changed Spirits rearranged And people leave With eyes and arms opened To…

Introducing Our New Director of Programming and Communications

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We’re so excited that Jasmin Morrell has recently joined the Wild Goose Festival staff, and she has certainly hit the ground running. But she did manage to slow down one…

In Solidarity with Standing Rock

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By Jeff Clark Water is indisputably a core element of our existence, crucial to every part of our lives on this planet. It ripples throughout our human story, a fundamental…

Open Call for 2017 Contributors Copy

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Entries are now closed. You can expect to hear from us in the first week of April. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact us HERE. It’s...

Four ways we can stand with the movement for Black Lives

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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…

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

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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…

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...