Wednesday, September 23, 2009

travelling plans

I’m airborne again, on a 2 week plane-trip across 2 continents. A mix of research, writing and speaking.

Thursday – flying to Adelaide (4 am start).
Friday – Leadership in change with South Australian Baptists
Monday – I was meant to be teaching a 4 day intensive at Tabor, but they cancelled. Thankfully the Uniting College picked up the tab tickets and I will be hanging with them.
Tuesday – Discerning the emerging church seminar at Tabor College; then Picturing our Christian gospel evening at Coro Uniting
Thursday/Friday – flying via Sydney to Los Angeles to Durham, North Carolina for the Hype and feedback U2 conference
Saturday – U2 concert (Yep, it’s tough being a lecturer!)
Sunday – delivering my paper Sampling and reframing: the evolving live performance of U2’s Bullet the Blue Sky
Monday/Wednesday – returning via Los Angeles, Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch. Last big one for the year. Yeah!

Looking forward to it, but not looking forward to being away from family. Not looking forward to flying (I have a very tight connection that I’m already nervous about), but looking forward very much to the U2 weekend.

Posted by steve at 11:43 PM


  1. Hi Steve, you travel with the good wishes of this serious Bono-phile … this is my favourite Bono-quote… “I often wonder if religion is the enemy of God. It’s almost like religion is what happens when the Spirit has left the building. God’s Spirit moves through us and the world at a pace that can never be constricted by any one religious paradigm. I love that. You know, it says somewhere in the scriptures that the Spirit moves like a wind — no one knows where it’s come from or where it’s going. The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.”
    I hope you get to enjoy some anarchy at the conference and the concert!

    Comment by Michelle — September 24, 2009 @ 1:06 am

  2. Safe travels mate. Hoping that all goes well. Say “hi” to Bono and the boys. Dave Tomlinson was raving about the new show, the stage, the sound etc. Said it’s the loudest concert he’s ever been to.

    Comment by Paul Fromont — September 24, 2009 @ 7:57 am

  3. What a full-on 2 weeks. Trust that you see and hear much that encourages you … and god-speed.

    Comment by Jason Goroncy — September 25, 2009 @ 12:00 am

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