Thirty-eight people gathered for the seminar at University UMC on Saturday, April 29th
Lead Question: How can communities stay rooted in their spiritual heritage
Presenter: Rev. Tim Burnette
Full-length seminar presentations & discussion panel:
Tim Burnette is a dreamer, minister, and theologian. He has spent 15 years in ministry reflecting on the evolving Christian faith, and is a doctoral candidate at Claremont School of Theology. His theological orientation is postured toward embracing a theopoetics, with a practical emphasis on communal formation and spirituality. He currently serves as Senior Pastor at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Santa Barbara and curates a small theopoetic community of shared practice and value called the “Way Collective.” He is a husband, father, writer, musician, and self-professed nerd. His interests include vinyl, food, philosophy, poetry, guitar tones, baseball, and all things on the fringe. He is an advocate for theological love and reconciliation across the spectrum of faith. He agrees with Vonnegut that you can see all kinds of things from the edge that you can’t see from the center. Although, sometimes it’s nice to be centered out on the edge!