Schedule

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25th (PRE-CONFERENCE)

7pm-ish — Special outing to Babette’s Feast, a new play based on the short story by Isak Dinesen, followed by a Q&A with the production’s developers. Click here to read more about the amazing source material, and here for a review of this exciting new production. Tickets are almost sold out – ticket-holders should check their inbox for an email from info@mbird.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26th

5:30pm  —  Registration
5:40pm  —  Pre-Conference live taping of The Mockingcast
7:00pm  —  Opening Devotion and Worship – Sarah Condon
7:30pm  —  “Boycotting Communion (& Other Tales from a Divided Church and World)” – RJ Heijmen
8:00pm  —  Dinner (catered by The Pixie and the Scout)

FRIDAY, APRIL 27th

8:00am  —  Coffee and Registration
9:00am  —  Opening Devotion by Sarah Condon
9:15am  —  Morning Talks

  • “Let Not Conscience Make You Linger: H.F. Kohlbrugge’s Comma” – Tim Blackmon
  • “Playing with the Enemy” – Jamin Warren

10:30 – Coffee Break
10:45 – Breakouts A

11:45am  —  Lunch
1:00pm  —  Afternoon Talks

  • A Dirty Church, Body Shame, and God’s Twisted Smile” – Chad Bird
  • “Two Women, One Ocean” – Charlotte Getz and Stephanie Phillips

2:15pm  —  Breakouts B

3:15pm  —  Breakouts C

5:30pm  —  Drinks with Paul Zahl
6:30pm  —  “Gifts (That You Didn’t Mean and I Didn’t Want)” – Alan Jacobs
7:30pm  —  Dinner catered by The Pixie and the Scout

SATURDAY, APRIL 28th

8:15am  —  Coffee
9:00am  —  Devotion by Sarah Condon
9:10am  —  Morning Talks

  • “Seeds of Renewal” – Alan Jacobs
  • Jason Micheli in conversation with Fleming Rutledge

10:45am  —  “Across the Great Divide” – David Zahl
12:15pm  —  Book table closes

8:00pm (Post-Conference)  — Sea Dog Theater Presents “Inherit the Wind”

SUNDAY, APRIL 29th (Post-Conference)

11:00am  —  Jacob Smith preaches at Calvary Episcopal Church

MONDAY APRIL 30th (Post-Conference)

Commonweal in conversation with poet Christian Wiman