Every year I go through mental and fiscal gymnastics to see if I can go to the annual CiRCE conference. Every year there is a roadblock; sometimes it's time, sometimes it's money, often it's family needs. This year there was EVERY roadblock possible. It was very obvious I was NOT supposed to attend, even though the topic is one I have been wrestling with deeply for the last three years: What is Man? A Contemplation of the Divine Image.
At least now I can listen to some of the talks. Want to join me? You can find the talks online, some free and some for cost:
CiRCE free audio library
2011 CiRCE Conference talks for purchase
A special note: One of the reasons I was so sorry to miss this year's conference is that my dear friend Marcia Brim (from Brimwood Press) spoke on narrative theology, specifically the Genesis 1-3 text. We've had conversations on this topic at our annual lunches for the last few years; I would have LOVED to be there to participate in the discussion that was birthed from her talk. I highly recommend you listen to Teaching Theology through Story. It can be found in that second link, just scroll down to the end of the list.
I am already looking ahead to 2012...maybe this time the road will be clear.