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Great Events from Coast to Coast

During the next couple of weeks there are some great events happening from coast to coast. In my last entry I shared about the ArtCyle that is happening in East Hollywood this coming Saturday. Today I had a few other happenings that you ought to know about.

N.T. Wright in Southern California
One of my favorite authors and theologians will be speaking at different places this week in the Los Angeles area. This coming Thursday evening, N.T. Wright, Bishop of Durham, will be speaking at Lake Avenue in Pasadena, CA. The doors will open at 6 p.m. with the lecture beginning at 7 p.m. The event is free and seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. My friend Kurt Fredrickson who heads up Fuller’s Doctor of Ministry program was able to get N.T. Wright to do an intensive week for doctoral students. I’m planning on going to this one.

N.T. Wright will also be speaking at a half day conference this coming Saturday, February 28th at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA. The cost is $10, but it will be well worth it.

Ecclesia Network Conference in Washington D.C.
As one of the catalyst and board members of the Ecclesia Network, I’m proud to announce our annual national gathering which is taking place in Washington D.C. the other coast. We have four great speakers, from the well-known missiologist Darrell Guder, to Eddie Gibbs, Mike Breen and Jon Tyson. The topic is Forming Missional Congregations. The dates are March 4th to March 6th. There still may be some more room so check out the details and see if you can make it. It’s going to be a rich time. Hope to see you there.

City of Angels Film Festival 2009
If you want to see some of the most inspiring, important and imaginative independent films of the year and you are in the LA area, then you should check out the City of Angels Film Festival happening this weekend, from February 27th to March 1st at the Directors Guild at 7920 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Individual film tickets which include discussion is $8 while the all festival pass with preferred seating is $60 and $50 for students. This is a must for all film lovers and film makers.

Todd Hiestand at Kairos Hollywood
This Sunday, March 1st at the Fountain Room blogger and pastor Todd Hiestand will be the guest speaking at the weekly gathering of Kairos Hollywood. All the way from the suburbs of Philly, Todd comes with a missional message that is sure to challenge and encourage you. The gathering starts at 5 p.m. I hope to see you there!

Beyond Evandalism with Peter Rollins at Hollywood Adventist Church

My friend Ryan Bell at Hollywood Adventist and the Re-church Network is hosting a gathering March 1st and 2nd. Peter Collins will be talking on the intriguing topic of Beyond Evandalism. Peter is an author and coordinator of the experimental collective ikon. The cost for this conference is $90 at starts this coming Sunday at 7 p.m.

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