For those of you who might be interested in interacting with me in a more formal way at the Philadelphia Trans* Health Conference, here is what I am up to:
On Wednesday May 30th I will be caucusing with the clergy. If you are a trans* identified seminarian or clergy person, plan on coming to this event on Wednesday from 2pm to 5pm. There will be a conversation for seminarians and a chance for clergy to converse surrounding both shared ministry interests and by denomination.
On Thursday May 31st (in a location off site and yet to be determined): The Archbishop Michael Seneco of the North American Old Catholic Church will be hosting a "Theology On Tap" event. We'll eat some good food, drink some good drinks, and talk about theology. This is open to everyone no matter your denomination. My guess is it will be pretty Christian centric, so keep that in mind, but all are welcome. It's going to be a lot of fun.
On Friday June 1st from 12:45-2:05 I will be on a panel with Joy Ladin. We'll be talking about trans* specific approaches to sacred text. Joy is a wonderful person, a poet, and a deep thinker, and a Jewish scholar. This is going to be a really fun conversation.
On Saturday June 2nd from 12:00 to 1:00 at the conference my ordination to the Diaconate of the North American Old Catholic Church will be happening, presided by Archbishop Michael Seneco. All are invited and welcome. If you are a clergy person or a faith leader you are invited to arrive a little early and to robe and/or vest and process. I am thrilled that my ordination will be happening in the context of the conference.
If you are not going to be in Philly, but would like to be a part of the ordination by livestream, I will be attempting to live stream the event. I set up a channel on justin.tv and will be posting a link. I will probably get it up and running around 11:45 just to make sure that it's going, so plan on tuning in for that.