Keynote Speakers & Workshop Leaders in 2013
Best-selling author of Disappointment with God and most recently, What Good is God?: In Search of a Faith that Matters. Philip Yancey writes to explore the "basic questions and deepest mysteries of the Christian faith."
Professor at Duke Divinity School and author of Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, and the newly released title, Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis.
Training Director at RZIM Zacharias Trust and co-author of Holy Warriors: A Fresh Look at the Face of Extreme Islam. She also lectures at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.
Returning for the 3rd time as a C3 speaker, Andy Crouch is author of Culture-Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling.
Wes Driver & Greg Greene
Greg Greene & Wes Driver are playwrights, theater producers, actors and directors. Since 2010, their company Blackbird Theater has earned a reputation as Nashville's most intellectually adventurous theater, with critically acclaimed productions of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures, and G.K. Chesterton's Magic, as well as their original comedic thriller Twilight of the Gods, named Best New Play in the Nashville Scene's "Best of Nashville" 2010 edition.
Born in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia, Dan Scott has experienced divergent spiritual influences in his life. In the spiritual life of his childhood, he experienced the strengths of African-American and Appalachian White Pentecostal worship. In early adulthood, his beliefs were further enriched through his missionary work in Latin America, and among French-Canadian and Haitian people in Quebec.
Pastor Scott found his spiritual life expanded through his studies and his growing ties to Christians of all denominations. The fruit of his relationships can be seen in his commitment to a convergence of the three streams of Christianity – the sacramental, the evangelical, and the Pentecostal.
Pastor Dan Scott has his ordination with the Anglican Mission in America, a missionary movement that grew out of the East African Revivals of last century. He is a published songwriter, musician, and author of Faith To Faith, Naked and Not Ashamed, The Emerging American Church, Between Eden and Pandemonium. Pastor Scott holds a BA in Sociology/History, a Masters of Arts in Humanities, a Master of Arts in Psychology and a post graduate certificate in Trauma and Abuse. Pastor Scott is fluent in Spanish and French and is dedicated to racial reconciliation.
Linda Douty is a perennial student, beginning as an English major at Memphis State University, followed by study in the fields of philosophy, religion, music and art at Lambuth College, Southern Methodist University, and Rhodes College Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning. She is a Certified Bible Teacher and has completed the Academy of Spiritual Formation, the Spirit Seminar on Jungian Psychology and Spirituality, and a two-year program at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, D.C.
Linda is an experienced teacher and has taught courses on spiritual growth, theology, healing, and wholeness. She also is a frequent public speaker, retreat and workshop leader, small group facilitator, book reviewer for Presence Journal (Spiritual Directors International), contributes articles regularly to various periodicals and explorefaith.com. A practicing spiritual director and life-long United Methodist, she is the author of Praying in the Messiness of Life – 7 Ways to Renew Your Relationship With God and several other books.
More personally, Linda has made peace with several challenges in life and views the journey ahead of her with excitement. She commits herself to guiding people on their own paths to growth and, though she does not claim to have all the answers, she helps others find authentic ways to connect with their inner and outer spiritual lives. A mother of two sons and a joyful grandmother to five, Linda lives in Memphis, TN.
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