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Connections Conference

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Dear Friend,


I am pleased to announce the registration for the 4th annual Connections Conference  is open. The conference is a gathering of individuals committed to incorporating the discoveries we are making at the intersection of neuroscience and Christian spiritual formation in the context of vulnerable community.


We are holding this year’s event Oct. 24-25 at Fairfax Community Church in Fairfax, VA.


Imagination to Incarnation 

That which we long for as much as anything—connection—is the very thing that terrifies us like nothing else. We desperately long to be loved, until Love shows up on our doorstep and undoes us. And so, we become more comfortable talking about Love than talking with Love. We are more comfortable talking about those things that trouble us (including ourselves), than speaking with those by whom we can be more deeply known and provide the same experience for them—and thereby come to know the joy that accompanies revelation, regeneration and recommissioning.To talk about is to remain in the abstract world of the imagination. To be with is to be incarnate in the presence of others in all of our collective fullness. But once we fully inhabit our relationships with others—once we practice becoming fully incarnate—that very incarnation circles back around to renew and expand our imaginations once again, such that we are then invited by God to become even more fully incarnate. And so we travel, further up and further into the Kingdom of God.


Connections: Imagination to Incarnation is intended to draw us out of our straitjacketed imaginations and into an increasingly incarnate presence with others, just as God has done over the arc of the biblical narrative. We want the participants of the Conference to experience what it means to begin to move more fully into a posture of incarnation, such that their imaginations may become that much more dynamically alive to the work that God is doing in and around them in ways and places that before they could not have seen.I invite you to check out the speaker line up as well as the variety of ticket options to determine if this conference is for you.I hope to see you in Virginia this October!   


Warmly,

Curt Thompson, MD



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