A major thank you to all who helped with this past weekend’s conference, especially everyone at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, VA. Not sure how it could have gone any better! It was undeniably some of our richest content yet. The audio files for the presentations are below, listed in chronological order, and embedded to be playable on this site. You may download them by clicking on the title. As always, we offer everything to you free of charge. If you were unable to attend the event and would like contribute to the cost of putting it on, that would be a huge help–you may do so here, or via the button at the bottom.

Friday September 28th

“A Sovereign Bullet? Hope, Pain, and God” – R-J Heijmen

Clips Used: Bruce Almighty (0-:45), Jack Deere (1:55-8:45)

Breakout Sessions A

Grace with Daughters and Sons – Dave Johnson (handout)

The Life and Work of William Faulkner – Paul Walker and James Wilson

Ministry with Little Children: Grace in Sunday School – Kemp Hill and Christie Walker

“The Wound and the Gift” – Matthew Sitman

Breakout Sessions B

The Beautiful Ugliness of HBO – William McDavid

The iLife Pursuit: Social Media and Adultescent Loneliness – Ethan Richardson (handout)

Hearing The Scream: Edvard Munch, Modern Art, and Grace – Dan Siedell (PowerPoint presentation)

3:30pm Breakout Sessions C

The Counter-Intuitive Wisdom of the Twelve Steps – John Zahl

How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Beach Boys – David Zahl

Saturday September 29th

“Hoping Without Hope” – Paul Zahl

“To Help, Not to Rob: The Reversal of Freedom” – R-J Heijmen

Clips Used: Jack Deere (4:55-12:00), Pete Droge

Closing Q&A with R-J, Matthew and Paul



BONUS TRACK: The full version of the film mentioned in Paul Zahl’s talk above, The Phantom Carriage (1921). He was not kidding about the unbelievably cathartic (and genuinely Easter-fied) ending… It’s essential viewing in conjunction with the talk, esp the final 20 minutes: