Oriented to Love Fishbowl Dialogues

Christians disagree on what constitutes a faithful living out of our sexuality and gender, but unity is still possible — a unity that is deeper than agreement! At an Oriented to Love Fishbowl, we publicly model loving dialogue across deep difference, giving you a chance to listen in and learn what kinds of questions generate the best dialogue, what it looks like to listen with love, and how we can connect across deep differences without leaving our convictions at the door.

We'd love for you to join us at one of our upcoming fishbowl events, listed below, for a moderated conversation that demonstrates this beautiful possibility. We'll take time for Questions & Responses so that the whole group gets a chance to enter into the conversation.

Sadly, both of these events were canceled due to the Coronavirus. Stay tuned for new dates!

March 15, 2020 at Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Parkville, MD (NE suburb of Baltimore), 5-6:30pm

May 31, 2020 at SPARK Church in Palo Alto, CA, 6:30-8pm

Past fishbowl events were held at the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina, the QCF conference in Chicago, IL and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, as well as at the River (ECC) Church Community in San Jose, CA (January 2019). Curious to know what it's all about? Listen to the audio from our San Jose event!

We present these generative conversations across the country—at churches, universities/seminaries and festivals.  If you are interested in bring a fishbowl to your community, inquire here!