“The Risk of Grace”
October 17-18, 2014
Grace works without requiring anything on our part. It's not expensive. It's not even cheap. It's free.-- Robert Capon
The grace of God does not play it safe. It is imprudent, risky, foolish. It cannot be contained by the walls we build and masks we wear. It moves beyond deserving, pushing the envelope of forgiveness and dispersing the shadows of shame and guilt. God, “whose property it is always to have mercy”, does not flinch from reality--not from our hopes and dreams, our hurts and disappointments, our proudest moments or most embarrassing failures.
This October, at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Houston, TX, we invite you to explore “The Risk of Grace” with us, how the Gospel fearlessly addresses and liberates the control freak in us all. Our keynote speaker will be preacher and author Tullian Tchividjian. He will be joined by a host of Mockingbird contributors, including David Zahl, Sarah Condon, Aaron Zimmerman, and RJ Heijmen. The Rev. David Browder will serve as the conference chaplain. We've even enlisted one of our favorite Texas singer-songwriters, Slaid Cleaves, to play a concert!
As always, the emphasis will be on where the freedom of the Gospel touches down in places that matter (and some that don’t), from romance and parenting to pop culture and social media, theology and literature, and lots more. Look for info about accommodations next week, and the full schedule in early August.
The event will run all day on Friday (9am-3:30pm, 6:30-9:30pm) and half day on Saturday (9am-12:30pm). The conference fee is $60, which covers the full program, plus lunch and dinner on Friday (which will be delicious). Childcare is provided for all the main sessions.
If you plan on attending, we ask that you pre-register beforehand.
There are two ways to pre-register:
1. Via post by sending a non-refundable check, payable to ‘Mockingbird Ministries’, along with the names of who will be attending to:
100 West Jefferson St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
2. Online, via the form below