The WILD GOOSE FESTIVAL
I found out about it from Apprising Ministries: [good website for information, but do disagree with him about Walter Martin]
"The Emerging Church on A Wild Goose Chase"
For an approximately 100-130 dollar ticket, you can be a member of the audience for lots of "Christian" rock music and false progressive leaders like Rob Bell, Brian McLaren, Jay Bakker--son of Jim and Tammy who defends homosexuality, and "progressive" Christian Jim Wallis of Sojourners magazine.
The festival itself looks to paganism [the Celtics] even for their title, notice the "inclusive" universalist, ecological in tone invitation...
What is Wild Goose?
The Wild Goose is a Celtic metaphor for the Holy Spirit. We are followers of Jesus creating a festival of faith, justice, music, and the arts. The festival is rooted in the Christian tradition and therefore open to all regardless of belief, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, denomination or religious affiliation.
Why Wild Goose?
In adopting the image of the Wild Goose, we recognize that in the current climate of religious, social and political cynicism, embracing the creative and open nature of our faith is perhaps our greatest asset for re-building and strengthening our relationships with each other, with our enemies, with our stories, our texts, and the earth. In that spirit, in a festive setting, and in the context of meaningful, respectful, and sustained relationships, we invite you to create with us!
and from the Wild Goose blog:
The Wild Goose Festival is taking place for the first time this June 23-26, at Shakori Hills, near Raleigh-Durham, NC: We’re gathering at the intersection of justice, spirituality and art with the firm intention of becoming a unique and significant space promoting social change in the US and elsewhere. Our roots in the traditions of social justice, creativity, and Celtic spirituality are perhaps most clearly exemplified by our friends at the Greenbelt Festival in the UK. Greenbelt has had as many as 30,000 people attend, and has become a culture-shaping movement in Europe
Greenbelt has, over the years, seen provocative engagements from speakers, performers and musicians like Rowan Williams, Anita Roddick, U2, Bruce Cockburn, Richard Rohr, and Michael Franti.
Check out the list of speakers, more listed here then on the video...I went through and looked at some of the names, clicking on the pictures will bring up bios, lots of progressive types, and others in the 'monastic' movement. The Monastic movement, are Emergents that bring people to live in community like the monks of old. Bill Hybel's wife Lynne Hybels, Doug Pagitt, of the Emergent church Solomon's church, Episcopalian priests, United Methodist, and United Church of Christ leaders, and one of the most interesting of all plan to be present. He is:
"Father" Richard Rohr. We knew the Catholic involvement had to be there. Quoted on the website for his biography:
Fr. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province. He is the founding director of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, which is a center for contemplative education, especially oriented for people working for social change and issues of justice. The CAC has been called a school for prophetic leadership, and Richard is most known for his worldwide conferences, books, and recorded teachings in these directions. Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life is published this March...
I have seen his name before on many interfaith events and organizations [see here,here, and his main website here:
Richard Rohr, has advanced the cause of the COSMIC CHRIST [the antichrist]
Click on the picture below to enlarge:
From the link the picture is on...
In this evening presentation, Fr. Richard Rohr offers an overview of how our very notion of Christ is intersecting with consciousness itself and with our much improved knowledge of the cosmos. Come hear how theology, scripture, psychology and quantum physics are revealing a truly cosmic notion of Jesus who revealed and personified "the Christ".
He also wrote here in this article called "the eternal christ in the cosmic story"
"We’ve turned Christianity into that evacuation plan for the next world. The term “cosmic Christ” reminds us that everything and everyone belongs. We’re all unworthy but the mystery of the Incarnation means the divine indwelling is in all of us. We’re indeed the body of Christ. God’s hope for humanity is that one day we will all recognize that the divine dwelling place is all of creation. Christ comes again whenever we see that matter and spirit coexist. This truly deserves to be called good news."
and from his organization "The Center for Action and Contemplation" website:
Mission & Vision
The Center for Action and Contemplation supports a new reformation—from the inside—
~ In the spirit of a Cosmic Christ
~ Confirming people's deeper spiritual intuitions
~ Encouraging actions of justice rooted in prayer
~ With a new appreciation for, and cooperation with,
other denominations, religions, and cultures
Apprising Ministries rightly points out their collective mysticism and universalism and points out that one of their planned for speakers Samir Selmanovic is so universalistic, he openly worships with witches.
As we see here, we see the progression in the formation of the one world religion [it's really here NOW], course while these are the out and out "progressive" emergents, we know their mission and goals are being promoted from the 'conservative side" too with Emergent theology, mysticism, and global unity.
This festival and it's language reminds me so much of my UU days, the focus on "justice", vague spirituality, and the typical "liberal" causes.
Read this article I wrote in context "Emergents Remind Me of Unitarian Universalists"
Pray for all the deceived people, these false leaders make use of human nature and even some "good" things people seek after, desiring to help others, creativity and more to subvert it to their antichrist cause. For that I will keep praying that more will come to the true Jesus Christ instead of the cosmic christ of the one world religion and the Catholic church.