Mockingbird Fall Conference, 2016
"Grace in the Grind: The Gospel in Contemporary Culture"
The never-ending bustle of the 24/7 workplace. The three-places-at-once gymnastics of the after-school carpool. The siren’s call of the smartphone screen. The ever-quickening treadmill of doctor's appointments. Whatever the stage of life, our daily grind has become inescapably breathless. There are simply not enough hours in the day!
This October, we invite you to take a breather with us in Oklahoma City as we explore how the Christian faith addresses a world overfilled with expectation and obligation, hurt and division. The emphasis, as always, will be on where the comfort and reprieve of the Gospel meets us where we actually live — in the places that matter (and some that don’t).
To help, we've assembled a truly wonderful group of speakers, most of whom will be familiar to readers of Mockingbird, along with a few fresh faces to keep us on our toes. The conference kicks off at 1pm on Friday, October 28th at All Souls Episcopal Church, extends through dinner that evening, ending just before lunch on the Saturday the 29th. Childcare will be provided. If past events are anything to go by, it is sure to be a spirit-lifting time, jam-packed with grace, laughter, and delicious food.
Best of all, like the grace of God, this conference is entirely free! We hope you’ll join us. Just be sure to pre-register ASAP so that we can plan accordingly — but only if it’s not another thing to stress over.