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Yoga in The Grove at Wild Goose 2022

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Unveiling Yoga in The Grove for 2022!

We’ve expanded the yoga offerings this year and have a dedicated yoga tent in The Grove, Wild Goose’s new wellness & embodiment area.

Wild Goose Yoga Coordinator Marlene Pomeroy is returning for her second year of teaching yoga and has curated a schedule of sessions to complement the vast offerings that are Wild Goose.

Our teachers will offer eleven sessions spread over three days between 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. starting on Friday morning with an energetic Slow flow morning yoga and ending with a final Flow Yoga class Sunday at 8:00 a.m. In between you can select: noonday centering prayer, Tai Chi and Qigong practices, as well as a restorative yoga Nidra practice.

See the schedule for the names of our yoga/prayer/movement practitioners in the Grove and come join us as we move, breathe and find our stillness together!!

Check out the bios and sessions descriptions of these talented leaders:

Deborah Adams, Jim Canup, Dave Harold, Viony Medlin, Caitlyn Osborn, Therese Taylor-Stinson, and Marlene Pomeroy.

 

Doug, Steven, Emily, Matthew, and Randi

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The Wild Goose Festival Lineup Continues!

Doug Pagitt is not just on the electoral front-line, he’s defining the electoral front-line of faith voters. Perhaps no one is impacting elections like Vote Common Good under Doug’s leadership. As a long-time pastor, social activist, and author, Doug is putting his history and his hopes to work for us all.

Steven Harris brings his Capitol Hill experience building coalitions to the intersection of religion, justice, and human dignity as the Senior Director of Academic Programs at the Center on Faith and Justice at Georgetown University.

Emily Musolino is a shredder, and that has noting to do with cutting documents into tiny pieces. Emily is a guitar shredder – and a really good songwriter, and a really good singer, and a really good bandleader, and a really big Wild Goose favorite.

Matthew Paul Turner, best-selling author, reminds us (and OUR children), I’m strong and I’m brave; I’m a one-kid parade; I’m gonna be who I am ‘cause I’m wonderfully made. Get to know Matthew Paul Turner at Wild Goose – do yourself a favor, read his books to your children – and to yourself, also.

Randi Driscoll, as a singer/songwriter and actor, has shared the stage with a Who’s Who of artists and performers and her music is featured in film, television, and a commercial. She has performed around the world, including at the Lincoln Center and the Ford Theater, and “What Matters” was named one the top Pride Anthems by Advocate Magazine.

And don’t forget! FIVE all-day Pre-Festival events on Thursday July 14

Justice Camp – Led by Jim Wallis along with Steven Harris

Wisdom Camp – With Rainier Wylde, Kristi Born, Aline Defiglia, Heiwi no Bushi, Jennifer Helminski, Micky ScottBey Jones, Viony Medlin, and Mike Morrell

Reconstruction Theology – With Pete Enns and Jared Byas

New Writers Workshop Led by Brian Allain

Lead NOW! – With Joy Wallis and Wayne Meisel

SkyBlew, Bobby Jo, Rabbi Brian, World in Lights, Ashes and Arrows

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The Wild Goose Festival Lineup Continues!

SkyBlew says “I don’t rap, I paint the sky . . . blew” – and experiencing him on stage says it’s true. From a background that included homelessness, his lyrical ability began to surface during poetry class and freestyle lunchtime sessions, and it’s propelled him to major stage experiences. An interesting note – some say he’s more popular in South Korea than in the US.

Bobby Jo Valentine shares his earthbound yet mystical songs through a storyteller’s voice. Emerging painfully from his northern California conservative roots, he has become a fan-favorite, award-winning songwriter.

Rabbi Brian, with wicked honesty, brings a different way of thinking about religion through the popular, Religion Outside the Box to Wild Goose.

World in Lights, known also in Wild Goose terms as Joel Herbert and Dani Roca, is a powerful pair – a couple, actually – bringing spiritual yearning, relational drama, and audacious hope to their engaging music.

Ashes & Arrows, with strong vocals, thoughtful lyrics, and on-stage charisma, brings an authentically original and genuinely unique shape to their Wild Goose experience.

And don’t forget! FIVE all-day Pre-Festival events on Thursday July 14

Justice Camp – Led by Jim Wallis along with Steven Harris

Wisdom Camp – With Rainier Wylde, Kristi Born, Aline Defiglia, Heiwi no Bushi, Jennifer Helminski, Micky ScottBey Jones, Viony Medlin, and Mike Morrell

Reconstruction Theology – With Pete Enns and Jared Byas

New Writers Workshop Led by Brian Allain

Lead NOW! – With Joy Wallis and Wayne Meisel

Liz, Melva, Josh, Neal, and EleventySeven!

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Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair (with Rev. Dr. William Barber) of the Poor People’s Campaign, Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice is a Freedom Award recipient and has been named one of 11 Women Shaping the Church. Politico 50 lists her among “thinkers, doers, and visionaries whose ideas are driving politics.”

Josh Scott is a re-framer, a reclaimer, a re-imagining leader – an innovative, prophetic communicator from the progressive pioneering GracePointe Church.

Melva Sampson, rising from her work as curator of Pink Robe Chronicles and Raising Womanish Girls, this prolific Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology is certain to become an instant Wild Goose favorite.

Neal Stephens is a soul/RnB artist who likes to think of himself as a double soul singer – singing from “his soul to the soul.” Neal’s passionate rich baritone voice will reach out and touch his listeners at Wild Goose.

EleventySeven is high energy and with an insistently danceable vibe. From a rich history that includes multiple albums, EPs, and singles, including recording with Sony Japan, they will light up Wild Goose main stage.

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

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Grace Ji-Sun Kim is Waking the Goose!

Very few people move and mingle among leaders like Grace. She’s the host of Madang, a popular podcast hosted by Christian Century, a professor, and the author or editor of 21 books including Reimagining Spirit. Her podcast guest list reads like a who’s who of contemporary thought and her books regularly appear in Best of or Important Books lists.

She writes for Baptist News Global¸ Sojourners, Faith and Leadership, and Wabash Center and has appeared in TIME, Christian Century, The Huffington Post, US Catholic Magazine, and The Nation and she’s the co-editor of “Asian Christianity in

Diaspora,” a Palgrave Macmillan Series.

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And there’s more – she’s also leading a session called Reimagining Spirit.

From Grace:

The Holy Spirit has always been a mover and shaker of ideas and action. The Spirit’s presence moves, stirs, and changes us to become aware of the social ills in our world and to work towards justice. 

The Spirit presents itself to many as an enigma. Its existence is mysterious and complex, generating misunderstandings and unawareness of its true purpose. The Spirit’s ambiguous nature opens the opportunity for study to unearth the exciting truths that it holds.

Such an appropriate person and an appropriate topic for WILD GOOSE! Don’t miss Grace Ji-Sun Kim.

Wild Goose PreFestival Events!

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Wild Goose Pre-festival Events!

Pre-festival events occur from 9AM to 5PM on Thursday

Justice Camp – Acclaimed author and Sojourners founder and Ambassador, Jim Wallis along with Steven Harris, both from the Center for Faith and Justice at Georgetown University, leads in defining our politics by our best spiritual values and rather than money and power.

Wisdom Camp Rainier Wylde, Kristi Born, Aline Defiglia, Heiwi no Bushi, Jennifer Helminski, Micky ScottBey Jones, Viony Medlin, and Mike Morrell lead around the Ecology of Desire – if you feel your heart stirring, your body yearning, and your curiosity burning for a more vibrant, easeful, and compelling way to practice and play in the everyday wonder of our living Earth, we hope you’ll join us!

Reconstruction Theology – Pete Enns and Jared Byas will be leading a conversation on the group’s experiences of the three stages of the spiritual journey—orientation, disorientation, and reorientation—with an aim toward mutual support and connection.

New Writers Workshop – Brian Allain of Writing for Your Life, Publishing in Color, and founding Director of the Frederick Buechner Center will works with you on getting published, marketing, and writing.

Lead NOW! (No charge) – Joy Wallis and Wayne Meisel gather Seminarians and First-Call Ministers at to build a cohort and weave a human fabric of hope and connection.

Watch for more announcements soon!

Lyric, John, Sarah, Kevin, Stan, & Jes

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The Wild Goose Festival Lineup Continues!

Lyric – It has been said that NOBODY rocks Wild Goose like Lyric rocks Wild Goose. It’s a party – don’t miss it!

John Pavlovitz – Merriam-Webster says a prophet is “one gifted with more than ordinary spiritual and moral insight.” Many Wild Goose people say a prophet is John Pavlovitz. Stir it up, John! Call ‘em out John!

Sarah Heath and Kevin Garcia – Internet aunties Sara and Kevin address your pressing issues from heartache to homecare, skin care to soul care with wicked insight and sassy humor as Your Favorite Aunts.

Stan Mitchell – Stan is both challenging and changing the way we do “church” as cutting edge thought-leader and virtual pastor with Everybody Church.

Jes Kast – Jes is a constructive theologian, pop culture aficionado, innovative church leader bringing her contagious communication to Wild Goose.

Watch for more announcements soon!

Brian, The Heathens, Adam, Ken, & Paula

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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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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 https://www.realmamabears.org/ 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 https://freemomhugs.org/, 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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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.