The South Carolina Book Festival will be held this weekend, February 27 – March 1, at the Convention Center in Columbia, SC.
I’ll be sitting on a panel discussing “Different Takes on Faith” with two other writers at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, February 28, in Congaree Meeting Room A & B. I’ll be signing copies of Bulletproof Faith after the panel. Then, at 4:30 p.m., I’ll be reading from the book in Richland Meeting Room C.
Ahead of the event, The State newspaper in Columbia, has included me in a story running in today’s paper.
I hope you’ll be able to attend if you’re near Columbia this weekend. Be sure to stop in and say hi!
I will be hosting a series of free group book study sessions through a series of teleseminars, beginning on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 7 p.m. Eastern time. The study group will meet each Wednesday after that for the next nine weeks. We will use the Bulletproof Faith study guide posted here.
This is a great opportunity to study the book along with me, the author, and gain new insights into how to develop a truly bulletproof faith.
Go here for more information and to register! Even if you can’t make the calls, register anyway and get links to the audio from the calls.
Hope to “see” you in the group!
Stereotypd.com (formerly Out in Asheville), has a great review/interview with me.
Here’s an excerpt:
The idea of approaching the world, especially one’s opponents, with “gentleness and reverence” is at the heart of the strategies presented in Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians. Bulletproof Faith is, at its core, a book that would help anyone of any faith (or none at all) and any sexual identity but LGBT people of faith will be helped the most by it. In the book, Chellew-Hodge talks about becoming “bulletproof.” In a sense, being bulletproof means having a thick skin or more accurately being so at ease in one’s skin, comfortable with one’s self and identity, that hate speech is ineffective. The foundation of bulletproofness is embracing one’s authentic self, not the homophobic images forced upon the LGBTQ community by our opponents and oppressors.
Read the whole thing.
Thanks to Lin Orndorf for the interview and great article!
The positive chatter about Bulletproof Faith continues over the Internet. Here are a few stories you should check out.
Over at Religion Dispatches I did their “10Q” or 10 Questions feature. Want to know the story of the ever changing covers for Bulletproof Faith? Check it out here.
I am also blogging on a regular basis for Religion Dispatches. Here is my latest post over there on how much money was wasted to fight Proposition 8 in California – money that could have been spent to, oh, I don’t know, feed the poor or something important. Feel free to subscribe to my blog posts, as well.
Susie Smith, the pastor of Peace Congregational Church in Clemson, SC, has written a review of the book in the Anderson, SC paper ahead of my workshop at the church on Sunday, February 15. Hope you’ll join us if you’re in the area!
Rev. Chellew-Hodge will be at Peace Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 226 Pendleton Road, in Clemson to lead a workshop focused on developing spiritual survival skills. She also will sign copies of her book. Her appearance is at 3-4:45 p.m. Feb. 15.
Finally, the Reconciling Ministries Network has reviewed the book on their blog. Thanks to Heather Murphy for the great review!