Wild Goose Presentation


I was terrified last Friday morning that no one was going to be attending my presentation on A Christian’s Guide to Atheists. I was presenting at the same time as Frank Schaeffer and Philip Yancey. It was over lunch. It was separated from the rest of the bulk of the festival.

Incredibly, the venue was full and I had a really amazing crowd. I got a little bit excited that people showed up, so my presentation was about 5 minutes short of what I had practiced, but we had a really lively Q & A session after, so it worked out.

And because technology exists, I have a recording of my presentation and of the Q & A session after. The sound quality isn’t perfect because it was recorded out of the air and we didn’t have a mic for the people in the audience, but I made sure to repeat the questions, so you can at least get a sense of what was being said.

I would love it if you’d give it a listen.

Listen to the presentation.

Listen to the Q & A.

If you have any additional questions about it, feel free to ask in the comment section!

  • Monika Jankun-Kelly

    I am so happy you gave this presentation, and even happier people attended! I’m not out to deconvert anyone. I don’t need everyone to agree with my secular views. I do very much want to be seen as I am, understood, respected as a human being, even if I’m not agreed with. You are fighting for this on my behalf. I really can’t adequately express how grateful I am for this. I try to reciprocate by standing up for the religious when I see prejudice against them.

    • http://www.alise-write.com Alise Wright

      Thanks, Monika! I really appreciate that. I hope it’s not so much a fight as a conversation. That’s certainly my hope, anyway!

      • Monika Jankun-Kelly

        Let me rephrase. :) You are speaking up for others in a non-confrontational and effective manner. Fight is indeed a loaded word.

  • Dale Bicksler

    I listemed to your question and answer session. Your honesty, respect, and compassion are to be commended. I’m an atheist married to a Christian, so the topic is important to me. I find myself reaching out to intentionally build relationships with Christians, including a weekly Lutheran Bible study that I attend. We, too, are able to listen to each other with respect and compassion. I recently re-read something from Thich Nhat Hahn that I think says a lot–”True seeing always gives rise to true love.”

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