Phyllis Tickle Coming to the Portland Area This Fall

I had a great conversation this week with Lauren Deming and Scott Crane of Menucha Conference center.. They told me that they will be hosting Phyllis Tickle this fall for their 2013 Wright Lectures. She will speak on her books The Great Emergence and Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters.  The event will run October 13-15, 2013, and is limited to 60 participants. Lauren and Scott said 25 people have signed up already. Over three days, Tickle will lecture, offer extended question and answer periods, and encourage small group conversations in which participants can discuss the implications of what they’re hearing. A friend of mine saw Tickle speak recently, and said her presentations were fascinating and provocative.

Evidently she won’t be traveling in the future, so take advantage of this opportunity. I found The Great Emergence a terrific read, and I’m going to have to get her follow-up book Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going and Why It Matters. 

Menucha is in the fabulous Columbia River Gorge, not far from Portland. For more information or to register, please go to