Rescheduling Blacksburg

Hey folks! If you were planning to catch me in Blacksburg, Virginia this weekend at Blacksburg United Methodist Church, you should know that we have rescheduled that event (date TBA) due to potential air travel delays as a result of Sandy.  Will keep you posted on the new dates!  Thanks for understanding. 

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Travel update - Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia

Ahhh....There’s nothing like travelling the South in the fall. Oh, how I love generating hateful stares from fellow airline passengers as I stroll down the aisle wearing my Bama-inspired houndstooth scarf. Roll Tide! 

If you are not an Auburn fan and you still want to catch me this fall, the following events are open to the public: 

Tennessee Tech. University - Cookeville, TN

What:
"My Year of Biblical Womanhood,"  lecture 

When:
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7 p.m. 

Where:
Derryberry Hall Auditorium, Tennessee Tech University 
1 William L Jones Dr - Cookeville, Tennessee 38505

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Campbell University - Buies Creek, NC

When:
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, October 17, 10 a.m. - Turner Auditorium 

Where:
110 Main Street Buies Creek, NC 27506

2012 Kentucky Current Retreat for Young Leaders - Georgetown, KY

What:
A retreat for young baptist ministers, leaders, and divinity students who seek to connect with other young Baptists through the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship/Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Open to the public.

Session 1: "Permission To Ask"  (Thursday, 3-5 p.m.)
Why so many people, particularly young adults, are leaving the North American Church.

Session 2: "My Year of Biblical Womanhood" (Thursday, 7-8 p.m.) 
How the Bible is meant to be a conversation-starter, not a conversation-ender

Session 3: "Living Better Stories" (Friday, 10-11:30 a.m.) 
How to connect our stories with God’s story by embracing conflict, engaging Scripture, connecting to rituals and seasons, and living for better material.

When:
Thursday, October 18 - Friday, October 19, 2012

Where:
Georgetown Baptist Church, Georgetown, Kentucky

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Wesley Foundation at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg UMC - Blacksburg, VA

What:
Sunday Service: 8:44, 11am, 12 p.m.
Afternoon Q&A TBA

When:
Sunday, October 28, 2012

Where:
Blacksburg United Methodist Church, 111 Church Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060

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I’ll continue to update the schedule here. However, most of my travel in November is for private events or book publicity, so it’s not listed. (For example, I'm scheduled to travel to Phoenix for an interview with a Canadian TV station...which kinda makes me wonder if my publicity team at Thomas Nelson is just messsing with me.)

If you're interested in booking me  for your conference, church, or college next spring, contact Jim Chaffee

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See you in Chicago?

I’m running behind today after a busy weekend, so look for our discussion on Inspiration and Incarnation tomorrow.  

In the meantime, I wanted to let you know that I’ll be speaking at STORY in Chicago, September 20-21.

Other presenters include: 

Anne Lamott (!!!) 
Makoto Fujimura
Bob Goff 
Isaac Rentz
Seth Worley
Hillsong Creative Team 
Tullian Tchividjian
Joel Clark 
Sarah MacIntosh 
The Soil & The Sun 
All Sons & Daughters

If you’re interested in attending, you should know that the advance rate ends this Friday. Learn morehere and here

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We're still putting the final touches on my fall schedule, but these (public) events are also on the calendar: 

August 25: Jackson First United Methodist Church, Jackson TN - "Designing Women: Fashioning Our Life After God's Heart

August 31-September 2: Wild Goose West, Benton County, OR

September 27:  Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN 

October 16-17: Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC

October 28: Blacksburg United Methodist Church, Blacksburg, VA

If you’re interested in having me speak at your church, conference, or college, contact Jim Chaffee of Chaffee Management.

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The three things I tell myself before a speaking gig:

'Lecturn view' photo (c) 2009, David Morris - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The three things I used to tell myself before a speaking gig:  

1. Be smart. 
2. Be entertaining. 
3. Be careful (not to offend). 

The three things I now tell myself before a speaking gig: 

1. Be yourself. 
2. Be honest. 
3. Be kind. 

Let me tell you, the last three work much better—both in life and behind the podium.

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