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It is a challenge to lead in the space between belief and what lies beyond it. I have built my work on the very intentional steps taken by a real congregation experiencing real change. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been exciting and I bring the truth of both those things to my audiences.

For those within the church, I bring with me the background, understanding, and sensitivity you need to engage your congregation in the work of meeting the needs of the people around it who are looking for ways to engage with or without the god called God. And when I’m finished sharing the opportunity with them, they’ll be ready to make the shifts necessary.

For those outside the church, I can offer the wisdom of an atheist who is intimately familiar with the off-label benefits of religion and how they can be brought to an increasingly non-believing audience. Beyond our engagement, you’ll have the tools you need to create inspirational gatherings without any religious language at all.

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I hope this page gives you an idea of what I have to offer, along with a taste of what you can expect. You can click on the links below to take you directly to the relevant sections. And, of course, spend some time with the materials you’ll find posted on my blog. It all adds up to who I am and what I have to offer.

Here’s what you can expect from me

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May 2017

Embrace Festival, Portland, Oregon, May 4-7

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - May 6 @ 11:00 pm
Eliot Center, 1226 SW Salmon St
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Sacred Community, Social Transformation, Art In May 2017, people from all over the world will gather in Portland, Oregon to share knowledge and wisdom, learn from each other, celebrate, be inspired, and find the tools needed to create and enliven local movements within our communities. Together we will explore sacred oneness, Christ Consciousness, Buddha Nature, eco-spirituality, social justice and the way of universal and personal transformation that honors the Divine in all. I will, of course, be bringing my own…

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June 2017

Imagine 7 – A Secular Retreat

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - June 4 @ 6:00 pm
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J5 Canada
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Imagine 7 emerges from the BC based Imagine No Religion conferences that have brought secular speakers and audiences together for many years. Now shifted to Toronto (the centre of the world, don't you know), Imagine continues to attract powerful speakers whose message is important for our time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NmZ8naSI0g I join Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, and Aruna Papp in the beautiful month of June. What better excuse do you have for coming to one of the world's most diverse cities? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS_tYWIoZzk

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ideacity 2017

June 14 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm

I am delighted to be heading back up onstage with Moses Znaimer at this year's ideacity. If you've never been, this is a three day intellectual orgasm enhanced by incredible parties, musicians, food, and fantastic speakers. Who'd want to miss that? And one of the wonderful things about it is that, while the energy may dissipate once we all go home, the event lasts much longer. Znaimer has been committed to providing the lectures free on the ideacity website since…

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