The Liturgists Gathering - Minneapolis
Nov
16
to Nov 17

The Liturgists Gathering - Minneapolis

The Liturgists Podcast is a chart-topping, genre-bending exploration of faith, science, and art for the spiritually homeless and frustrated. It attracts a diverse listenership of believers and skeptics including denomination Christians, atheists, and religiously unaffiliated. The show hosts a global, safe discussion about what it means to be a follower of Christ in the 21st century.

Following successful gatherings across America in previous years, we're hosting The Liturgists Gathering in a handful of cities in 2018. Like our podcast, this conference is a safe place to have honest discussions about doubts, hopes, fears, and faith. A place where no question is off limits, but you can find a burgeoning community of people who will welcome you with all your strangeness.  A place where the unlikely gather around a table and find a place to belong.

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The Liturgists Gathering - Nashville
Nov
30
to Dec 1

The Liturgists Gathering - Nashville

The Liturgists Podcast is a chart-topping, genre-bending exploration of faith, science, and art for the spiritually homeless and frustrated. It attracts a diverse listenership of believers and skeptics including denomination Christians, atheists, and religiously unaffiliated. The show hosts a global, safe discussion about what it means to be a follower of Christ in the 21st century.

Following successful gatherings across America in previous years, we're hosting The Liturgists Gathering in a handful of cities in 2018. Like our podcast, this conference is a safe place to have honest discussions about doubts, hopes, fears, and faith. A place where no question is off limits, but you can find a burgeoning community of people who will welcome you with all your strangeness.  A place where the unlikely gather around a table and find a place to belong.

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Ask Science Mike LIVE - Placentia, CA
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Ask Science Mike LIVE - Placentia, CA

  • 849 Bradford Avenue Placentia, CA, 92870 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mike McHargue (better known as Science Mike) is an author( Finding God In The Waves, Convergent, 2016), podcaster, and speaker focused on the science behind spiritual experiences.
Mike hosts a weekly questions-and-answer podcast called Ask Science Mike with over 250,000 monthly downloads. Ask Science Mike is a safe space for people to share questions they've always been afraid to ask about science, faith, and life. This podcast will be broadcast live from Placentia Presbyterian Church.
Get your tickets early! Seating is limited.

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kin | men, A retreat by The Liturgists
Oct
12
to Oct 14

kin | men, A retreat by The Liturgists

It’s time to reimagine what it means to be a man in the world. For centuries, men have been handed a script that says, be powerful, independent, and strong. Compete and win. Protect, provide, and stand over your spouse. Oh, and real men are only attracted to women, and are always born with a penis.

kin | men is a small retreat for men to imagine together how to be inclusive and egalitarian. It’s a way to learn to form strong, emotional bonds with each other as an antidote to the isolation men experience today.

Join us for renewal, rest, growth, learning in a non-judgmental, supportive environment.

This event is open to men of all sexual orientations, and trans men are welcome.

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The Liturgists Gathering - London
Oct
5
to Oct 6

The Liturgists Gathering - London

The Liturgists Podcast is a chart-topping, genre-bending exploration of faith, science, and art for the spiritually homeless and frustrated. It attracts a diverse listenership of believers and skeptics including denomination Christians, atheists, and religiously unaffiliated. The show hosts a global, safe discussion about what it means to be a follower of Christ in the 21st century.

Following successful gatherings in Atlanta, London, Denver, and Chicago we're hosting The Liturgists Gathering in a handful of cities in 2018. Like our podcast, this conference is a safe place to have honest discussions about doubts, hopes, fears, and faith. A place where no question is off limits, but you can find a burgeoning community of people who will welcome you with all your strangeness.  A place where the unlikely gather around a table and find a place to belong.

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Evensong
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

Evensong

Mike Mchargue is a nerd. And he wears that title as a special badge of honor. Better known as Science Mike, this author, podcaster, and speaker travels the world helping people understand the science of life's most profound experiences.

At St. Andrew Evensong, Science Mike will deliver the message and lead us in a meditation. (He has the science to back up why this practice is so helpful!) 

If you have any questions, contact Tim Coons at [email protected]

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Skylight Festival
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Skylight Festival

WELCOME TO SKYLIGHT
NURTURING A NARRATIVE OF HOPE, JOY, AND TRANSFORMATION.
PRESENTING OUR 2018 THEME: COURAGE TO...
As ancient people looked to the heavens and celebrated
creation, we gather around the skylight to dream about what is possible. No matter your background, you are welcome here, at the Skylight Festival.

Founded in 2015 by people passionate about the arts, faith, and justice, Skylight is a celebratory and creative space where diverse communities connect to explore arts, faith, peace and justice.

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Making Your Mark - A Webinar
Jun
25
4:00 PM16:00

Making Your Mark - A Webinar

I'm hosting a webinar about public work. You know, the kind of work where you are trying to communicate with the public, to teach, to move to action, or to effect change through podcasts, blogs, speaking, books, and the like.

This is for people who have a vision, but don't know how to start.

This is for people who have been doing the work, but not getting anywhere.

This is for people who've built a platform, but can't figure out how to pay the bills.

Sound like you? Then register today--it's free.

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Radical Inclusion (with Science Mike and Hillary McBride)
Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

Radical Inclusion (with Science Mike and Hillary McBride)

If we were to ask people in the city of Vancouver whether today’s Christian church is a place of inclusion, many would likely say no. “Western” faith communities are grappling with how to move beyond the stereotype of a stuffy environment, lacking in diversity. If we truly desire to make the church a place where all are welcome, what needs to change? What does it look like to be radically inclusive, and how will this impact us as individuals and communities? Join St. James’ Anglican Church as we invite two hosts of The Liturgist Podcast, “Science Mike” McHargue and Hillary McBride, to explore this topic with us. Come expecting to tackle hard questions and have your fill of nerdy answers.

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The Liturgists Gathering - Austin
May
25
to May 26

The Liturgists Gathering - Austin

  • First United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Liturgists Podcast is a chart-topping, genre-bending exploration of faith, science, and art for the spiritually homeless and frustrated. It attracts a diverse listenership of believers and skeptics including denomination Christians, atheists, and religiously unaffiliated. The show hosts a global, safe discussion about what it means to be a follower of Christ in the 21st century.

Following successful gatherings in Atlanta, London, Denver, and Chicago we're hosting The Liturgists Gathering in a handful of cities in 2018. Like our podcast, this conference is a safe place to have honest discussions about doubts, hopes, fears, and faith. A place where no question is off limits, but you can find a burgeoning community of people who will welcome you with all your strangeness.  A place where the unlikely gather around a table and find a place to belong.

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The Liturgists - Lost & Found | Los Angeles, CA
Feb
27
2:00 PM14:00

The Liturgists - Lost & Found | Los Angeles, CA

Lost & Found is a one-night, interactive exploration of faith and doubt by The Liturgists. Featuring contributions by Gungor, The Brilliance, and Science Mike, Lost & Found tells a story common to our culture–the erosion of faith in God in the face of scientific understanding about out Universe. Lost & Found is dynamic, multi-sensory, participatory, and unlike anything you've ever experienced. All are welcome here: especially the spiritually homeless and frustrated.

TWO EVENTS: 5 PM & 8 PM

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The Liturgists - Lost & Found | Glendale, AZ
Feb
26
3:30 PM15:30

The Liturgists - Lost & Found | Glendale, AZ

Lost & Found is a one-night, interactive exploration of faith and doubt by The Liturgists. Featuring contributions by Gungor, The Brilliance, and Science Mike, Lost & Found tells a story common to our culture–the erosion of faith in God in the face of scientific understanding about out Universe. Lost & Found is dynamic, multi-sensory, participatory, and unlike anything you've ever experienced. All are welcome here: especially the spiritually homeless and frustrated.

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Belong - London
Nov
13
to Nov 14

Belong - London

Belong is a safe place to have honest discussions about doubts, hopes, fears, and faith. A place where no question is off limits, but you can find a burgeoning community of people who will welcome you with all your strangeness.  A place where the unlikely gather around a table and find a place to belong.

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Sandbox Cooperative - Rochester, Minnesota and ONLINE
Sep
27
3:00 PM15:00

Sandbox Cooperative - Rochester, Minnesota and ONLINE

Sandbox Cooperative is an interactive forum for conversation, questions and the exchange of ideas. We host speakers on a variety of topics, current events and hot button issues.  At each evening event we gather with live local music, refreshments and conversation. The speaker of the evening engages in a conversation with people from our live audience as well as the online audience through our live stream. Conversation is encouraged with questions from both the live audience and the online audience (via Facebook and Twitter).

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Good Samaritan United Methodist Church - Tallahassee, Florida
Sep
18
to Sep 20

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church - Tallahassee, Florida

Making Peace Weekend

My church is putting on a free mini-conference about how our faith can create peace–-both personal and societal. I'd love to see you there!                                                                                                                                                                           

Friday, September 18

7:00- 8:30pm - “Journey Back to Peace” - Science Mike McHargue

Saturday, September 19th

8:45-9:00am - Gathering with Continental Breakfast
9:15- 10:15am - “The Science of War & Peace” - Science Mike McHargue
10:15-10:25am - Break
10:30-11:15am - Small Group Sessions (pick one)

  • Peace with Grief - Stephanie Barfield
  • Peace with Death - Michael Henderson
  • Peace through Forgiveness  - Jim Dincalci
  • Peace through Justice - Dave Simison
  • Peace through Prayer - Pastor Betsy Zierden

11:20-12:15pm  - “The Science of Peacemaking” - Science Mike McHargue
12:15-12:30pm - Body & Spirit Meditation - Amy Johnson

Sunday, September 20          

9:30 or 10:15am - Worship at Good Samaritan

This event is free with registration. You can register here.

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Collective Church - Ft. Worth, Texas
Aug
9
6:00 AM06:00

Collective Church - Ft. Worth, Texas

Saturday, August 8 - Babe's Chicken Dinner & Ask Science Mike LIVE!

At 5:30pm on Saturday, August 8, we will be serving Babe's chicken at Collective Church so we can properly welcome "Science Mike" McHargue back to Texas! 

Then at 7:30pm, Mike will be recording a live episode of the Ask Science Mike podcast in our sanctuary. If you have preschool children, we will provide childcare for $5 per kid.

Here's the Facebook event for the chicken dinner (dinner will be $10 per person)

Here's the Facebook event page for the live podcast recording

Sunday, August 9 - "Science Mike" Sunday at Collective Church

It's a very science-heavy weekend at Collective Church. Mike will be preaching both services with Q&A at the end of each service.

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Belong
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Belong

There is room at the table for all who are hungry.

The Event
For many of us, the old categories don't work anymore–sacred or secular, science or faith. Of course, there is a challenge when your boxes break apart: you lose your old answers to life's biggest questions. Why am I here? Where did I come from? How do I know what is true?

This is a lonely process. Most communities find a comfortable center of gravity in one of three perspectives: science, faith, or art. So, blurring the boundaries and exploring the spaces between them can be dangerous.

Belong is a safe place to come have honest discussion about doubts, hopes, fears, and faith. A place where no question is off limits, but you can find a burgeoning community of people who will welcome you with all your strangeness.  A place where the unlikely gather around a table and find a place to belong.

What We'll Talk About
How do we know God and accept science?
What's the science behind who we are?
Where does consciousness come from, and why do so many people yearn for God?
How do we create art that transcends the cultural ghettos of the church, or the secular?
How do we lead people in an age where the old answers seem trite?
Can we find and form safe spiritual communities?


Table Setters

Michael Gungor
Michael Gungor, an avid Chinese food connoisseur and relatively cheap date currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters. He spends most of his time using his opposable thumbs and evolved mammalian brain to to strum, record and write about the absurdity and wonder of existence.

Science Mike
Mike McHargue is an author, speaker, and podcaster on the intersection of science and spirituality. Mike is a former atheist who finds God through the cosmology and neurology as much as theology and community.

Amena Brown
Amena Brown is a poet, speaker, and author speaking as  a voice for a generation searching for the real and genuine in an age of constant carbon copy.

Betsy Ouelette
Pastor Betsy is the pastor at Good Samaritan UMC in Tallahassee, FL. Betsy creates safe, nurturing spiritual communities that welcome all to the table.

Lanny Donoho
Formerly that funny host/MC guy on stage at Bigstuf, Catalyst, Orange and…creator and producer of those events as well, Lanny now spends his time helping other people do creative things, and catching up on those cosmological, neuroscience, and philosophy books in his Kindle. You might also catch him on a few podcasts chatting with some intriguing people, or developing his understanding of culture by watching Game of Thrones, Louie, and Shark Tank.

Where to Stay
The event is in downtown Alpharetta, just north of Atlanta. We recommend staying close by–Atlanta traffic can be intense.

Where to Eat
There's a variety of restaurants within walking distance of the event.

1 in 100
There's only 100 seats for this event to facilitate a safe atmosphere and ample time for discussion. We'll also create a closed Facebook group prior to the event for anyone who wants to coordinate ride sharing/airport shuttles/etc.

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