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Wild Goose Festival

Christian Festivals Put Spotlights On Visual Art, Sustainability

Amanda Greene | Religion News Service | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Words and music are the stock-in-trade at most Christian festivals, but the Wild Goose Festival is adding another component: the visual arts. ...

Of Those Who Doubt Loyally at Wild Goose

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 10.13.2013 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

We're not loyal to some idea of God based on correct theology, but to the hope that our spiritual longing herself is, might be, will be, a sign to us that truth and beauty exists to be longed for.

My Brand of Hope-Filled Christian Uncertainty

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

The reason so many liberal churches are empty or mostly populated with aging rationalists who seem to have a somewhat embarrassed attachment to religion, is that trying to reduce spiritual experience to something verifiable is a dead end.

Resisting Condemnation to Save America

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

When we demonize the "other," even in the name of reason, we open the door to a world of zero sum redemption where one person's gain is another person's humiliating loss.

Top 10 Things I Learned From The Wild Goose

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

If I had any doubts about the future of social activism in an so-called age of disenchantment, they were banished by the time the festival drew to a close Sunday night.

Finding Our Social Location At Wild Goose

Jeremy John | Posted 08.28.2012 | Religion
Jeremy John

Whether or not upper-middle-class Americans choose simple living, activism and following Christ, we'll always be choosing, and that colors our theology. But some folks don't have a choice.

PHOTOS: Wild Goose Festival 2012

Lauren Pond | Posted 08.28.2012 | Religion
Lauren Pond

More than 2,200 people flocked to the rolling hills of Pittsboro, N.C., last week for second annual Wild Goose Festival. The event brought together activists, artists and believers for four days of creativity, social justice and theological discussion.

Wild Goose 2012: An Exercise In Mindfulness

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I know there were plenty of talks and lots of literature on environmental stewardship throughout the festival, but my most profound lesson came from a handful of green, yellow and red LED lights on the panel inside our rented RV.

Wild Goose Heaven Our Answer to Hate

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

The second Wild Goose Festival has just ended. I left a piece of my heart in the hills of North Carolina.

As Cornerstone Wraps Up, Wild Goose Festival Takes Off

Religion News Service | Greg Horton | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Demon Hunter. Vengeance Rising. Payable on Death. Since 1984, these and other Christian heavy metal bands have been congregating every summer...

A Wild Goose Second Chance for Refugees From Politicized Religion

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.21.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Wild Goose has connected and re-connected me to people I'd written off. I'd presumed I knew all about "them." I did not.

Missing the "Mainline" Protestant Opportunity

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.15.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Why aren't the mainline denominations pitching their churches' tolerant, noble, humanistic, and enlightened views about individual empowerment, community and spiritual rebirth to the spiritually disenfranchised on a larger scale?

The Mild Goose Festival?

John Shore | Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion
John Shore

I recently enjoyed a coffeehouse get-together with Gareth Higgins, founder of the Wild Goose Festival. He had been kind enough to ask to meet with me by way of extending to me an invitation to speak at Wild Goose 2012.

WATCH: Christians Celebrate Justice, Spirituality, And The Arts At Wild Goose 2011

Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion

Modeled after the nearly 40-year-old annual Greenbelt Festival in England, The Wild Goose Festival, recently held in Shakori Hills, N.C., was describe...

The Wild Goose 'Revival' For Doubters And Jesus Victims (Like Me)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Wild Goose Festival is going to grow into the largest, best run, most dynamic religious happening in the U.S. There are lots of smart spiritually hungry people with their eyes open.

'Wild Goose': A New Kind Of Christian Revival

Posted 08.19.2011 | Religion

By Yonat Shimron Religion News Service DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) It's summer. It's hot. It's the South. That must mean it's time for an old-fashioned ca...

You Might Be A Progressive Christian If...

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Please keep in mind that I do not think that everyone need be one, but that there is a growing number of people who yearn for a drastically different approach to being the Body of Christ.