The Wild Goose Festival (East Coast version) took place this past weekend in North Carolina. This is Wild Goose’s second year. Last year, there were some notable critical responses. I was particularly interested in what Wild Goose changed since last year, especially surrounding poverty issues, but I didn’t see reviews dealing particularly with that.
Julie Clawson spoke at the event:
I saw people moving past the trivial distractions of the Church to attempt to live authentically in the way of Christ. Last year Wild Goose was a new thing in search of its identity. It was edgy, it was controversial, it was hip. None of that mattered this year. The point wasn’t to have debates over controversial issues, but to do the real work of the church. So collectively it seemed like the festival grew up, got over its fears and struggles to define its identity and decided to stop feeding the infighting within the body of Christ and start being Christ instead. I’m sure there were some people upset by that act of maturing, but I doubt many of them came back this year.
She attended, and wrote about, the 2011 Wild Goose Festival as well.