In Monticello

Sara and I spent the weekend in Charlottesville, VA with believers from all over central Virginia as well as those from as far away as Texas and Ohio who came to join us. Someone from ASSIST News Service wrote up an article about the weekend. You can read it here. We had three packed days of conversations with some wonderful people who are sorting out what it means to live in the love of the Father.

On Friday, Sara and I got to go to Monticello, the home of President Thomas Jefferson (pictured above) and then spent the last two days in Colonial Williamsburg exploring our early American heritage. Dovetailing with my work in BridgeBuilders, this has been a wonderful time to re-examine the history of those men and movements that culminated in our Declaration of Indendence and then a new government based on principle not monarchy or heritage.

Today it is back to work in Richmond with some dear, dear friends. One is writing a book on communion that will be an incredible gift to the church. Tonight I’ll make a a presentation at the Third Presbyterian Church of Richmond on THE SHACK and related topics. Then Sara and I will spend Friday and Sturday with some fellow-travelers on the north side of Richmond before heading home on Saturday night.

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  1. Melbourne Sue October 29, 2008 at 6:55 am

    Nice, Wayne 🙂 Glad you and your luvverly wife can spend some time together. Jeffersons house is a beautiful building, isn’t it? I reckon I could handle living in something grand like that, with giant rooms and stuff. And that cool turret – that would make a nice writing room, huh 🙂

  2. Melbourne Sue October 29, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Nice, Wayne 🙂 Glad you and your luvverly wife can spend some time together. Jeffersons house is a beautiful building, isn’t it? I reckon I could handle living in something grand like that, with giant rooms and stuff. And that cool turret – that would make a nice writing room, huh 🙂

  3. Leonard October 29, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    I sure would like to take a peek at your fiends communion book, do you think you might link to that when it comes out ?

    Great picture, what a pretty view, next time maybe it would be better if you held the camera….

    Kidding aside thanks for sharing your family and travels…

    Best and Grace always.
    Leonard

  4. Leonard October 29, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    I sure would like to take a peek at your fiends communion book, do you think you might link to that when it comes out ?

    Great picture, what a pretty view, next time maybe it would be better if you held the camera….

    Kidding aside thanks for sharing your family and travels…

    Best and Grace always.
    Leonard

  5. kent October 30, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Jefferson’s home looks just like it did when I was there some 30 years ago. 🙂

    You and Sara need to plan a trip back here to St. Louis and hang with all of us again sometime soon.

  6. kent October 30, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Jefferson’s home looks just like it did when I was there some 30 years ago. 🙂

    You and Sara need to plan a trip back here to St. Louis and hang with all of us again sometime soon.

  7. Caitlin October 31, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Thanks for visiting the Cville Wayne! It was so great meeting people close by that are also on the Journey! Thank you for sharing Father’s life with us!

  8. Caitlin October 31, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Thanks for visiting the Cville Wayne! It was so great meeting people close by that are also on the Journey! Thank you for sharing Father’s life with us!

  9. Mike Morrell November 2, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Three books I’d recommend for your friend writing on Communion: Come to the Table (http://stbenedictstable.ca/?p=146) which does such a good job showing how the communion table has so much more in common with Jesus’ meal-sharing practices than we give it credit for.

    Torture and Eucharist by William Cavanaugh. Gruesome title, but positively life-altering book.

    Making a Meal of It by Ben Witherington III: http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/a-lords-supper-book-for-the-rest-of-us-making-a-meal-of-it-by-ben-witherington-iii

    Of course, I’d add Sara Miles’ Take This Bread as the best of the best, but I think you disagree. 🙂

  10. Mike Morrell November 2, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Three books I’d recommend for your friend writing on Communion: Come to the Table (http://stbenedictstable.ca/?p=146) which does such a good job showing how the communion table has so much more in common with Jesus’ meal-sharing practices than we give it credit for.

    Torture and Eucharist by William Cavanaugh. Gruesome title, but positively life-altering book.

    Making a Meal of It by Ben Witherington III: http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/a-lords-supper-book-for-the-rest-of-us-making-a-meal-of-it-by-ben-witherington-iii

    Of course, I’d add Sara Miles’ Take This Bread as the best of the best, but I think you disagree. 🙂

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