This weekend finds me at a conference sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity. I’m not here as a participant, per se, but as a presenter. I will be speaking tomorrow afternoon doing a session called, “Leading Change.” Sunday morning, I am giving a keynote called, “Goodbye, God. Hello life!” This will be my first opportunity to talk publicly about my journey from Fundamentalist Baptist minister to atheist.
What is an atheist doing speaking at a Christian conference?
Well this group is not your ordinary Christian group. They maintain a link to the faith tradition out of which they emerged, but they have a VERY progressive understanding of religion. In fact, they eschew dogma and promote “values-based living.”
And to their credit, I am one of three atheists speaking over the weekend.
Pretty cool, huh?
If you want more info about them, you can go to www.progressivechristianity.ca
And if you are in Toronto and want to hear me speak, it’s at the Crowne Plaza hotel at the Don Valley Parkway and Eglinton Avenue. I am on at : a.m. Sunday.
Here’s a link to the conference itself: www.elementsconference.ca.