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Brian, The Heathens, Adam, Ken, & Paula

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The Wild Goose Festival Lineup Continues!

Brian McLaren Wakes the Goose on Wild Goose Friday this year. Some say if the world has a pastor, it’s Brian McLaren; others say if the world has a first-thinker around faith and spirit, it’s Brian McLaren – it’s an incredible gift to think so far ahead, and yet stay so present.

The Heathens are bringing their deeply hopeful “break up” message to Wild Goose and it’s a life changer for thousands of people. Sorry, it sounds like a cliché’ – but don’t miss The Heathens at Wild Goose.

Adam Russell Taylorpresident of Sojourners, sets the tone and the tempo for moving forward, together, in this crazy space called right now with his new book, A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community 

Ken Medema is without parallel, beyond comparison – even when you what he does, when you experience it, it’s hard to believe it just happened. Ken Medema will do Ken Medema and more at Wild Goose.

Paula Stone Williams – her work among an incredibly wide range of leaders from many frames of reference, amplifies her voice for justice like few others. Her vision intoxicates and her leadership engages. Being with Paula will help you hope.

Watch for more announcements soon!

Jim, Liz, Sara, JKwest, & Pete

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The Wild Goose Festival Lineup Continues

Jim Wallis, bestselling author, public theologian, founder and ambassador of Sojourners, Chair and leader of the Center on Faith and Justice at Georgetown University brings his ever-timely, provocative insight to Wild Goose.

Liz Dyer is high on the list of people having everyday impact on thousands of lives. Go to and get a glimpse of the work of Mama Bears and gather at Wild Goose to learn more and do more – there will be a Mama Bears RV gathering site.

Sara Cunningham says, “if I don’t fight for my son like my hair is on fire, then who will?” – and she won’t stop. Watch for the Jamie Lee Curtis movie based Sara’s book, How We Sleep at Night, check out, and join Sara at Wild Goose.

JKwestaka Julian Deshazier, is an Emmy Award-winning musician calling people into action AND connecting people in community. He’s a pastor, educator, community-leader, writer, and, may we add, a Wild Goose Festival board member and the Center for American Progress and Crain’s Chicago Business have recognized his visionary leadership.

Pete Enns shapes – even defines – the conversation around faith like very few people in the worldIn some circles, the conversation quickly moves to which Pete Enns book is most impactful – what’s your favorite? It’s a long and growing list.

Watch for more announcements soon!

Diana, ValLimar, and Brandan!

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The Wild Goose Festival Lineup Continues!

Diana Butler Bass, ValLimar Jansen, and Brandan Robertson!

Diana Butler Bass asks incredible questions, offers engaging suggestions, artistically blends information and inspiration – these things and more make her a high-impact thought-leader, setting the table for many of our current conversations.

ValLimar, with Grits and Bourbon, bring their combined histories with Patti LaBelle, Lionel Ritchie, Sergio Mendez, Eric Clapton, Platters, Coasters, Jan Berry of Jan & Dean, Jay Migliori, Ambrosia, and more for a high-energy, blues infused Wild Goose music experience.

Rolling Stone calls Brandan Robertson the “Tik-Tok Pastor,” his newest book speaks to privilege, his upcoming book offers a practical theology for engaging today’s issues – he’s so current that tomorrow’s headlines are already forming in his provocative mind.

Authentic Family Values

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Authentic Family Values

On November 7th, Wild Goose Festival Community hosted an online conversation with Frank Schaeffer and Jacqui Lewis on Authentic Family Values and the correlation of both of their new books!

View the event below! You can check out Frank Schaeffer’s new book, Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy and Jacqui Lewis’ new book, Fierce Love.

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