Wild Goose – Index and Links to Content

There are some great Wild Goose Festival posts, videos, and pictures out here in web-land. I’ve prepared a list of some of my favorites.

I’m sure more videos of the main stage presenters will be posted in the future, and I’ll try to add those to this page as they become available.

If you have a suggestion for a link I missed, please feel free to add it in the comments.

Content on Where She Is

Introduction to the Wild Goose Festival
Presenter Jared Byas Introduction
Presenter Jared Byas Interview
Presenter Teresa B. Pasquale Introduction
Presenter Teresa B. Pasquale Interview
Musicians Troubadours of Divine Bliss Introduction
Musicians Troubadours of Divine Bliss Interview
Musician Beth Whitney Introduction
Musician Beth Whitney Interview
The Journey to the Wild Goose
Wild Goose – Where Anything Can Happen
Wild Goose – She is Here
Coming Out— It’s a Struggle for Atheists Too – Wild Goose
Mending Broken – A Song Performed by Peyton Davis
Wild Goose Festival – Phyllis Tickle, Vincent Harding, and Speech Talk with Krista Tippet
Jared Byas and Levi Weaver Presentation Summary
2013 Wild Goose Festival Audio Collage
James Alison Presentation Summary
Diners, Authenticity, and Why I Journeyed to Wild Goose
There’s Something Missing at the Wild Goose Festival

Personal Recollections

“When God Became Mother”
Probably my favorite blog post from the whole festival. Alise Wright talks about what inclusive language is really all about.

“Wild Geese and other strange communities”
Writing on her own blog, Katie LeFranc discusses her feeling of belonging at the festival

“The Goose Moves as She Will”
Rev. Melissa Cooper’s Wild Goose recollections.

“Not a Christian Refugee”
by Cassandra Lawrence on her Contemplating Space blog.  She’s not an evangelical refugee, like so many other Wild Goose attendees.

“Closer to Fine – Wild Goose 2013”
Touching post by Julie Clawson about her experience.

“Goose Sanctuary”
Katie Mulligan’s experience of the Wild Goose Festival, posted on herpersonal blog, Inside Outed.

“The Wildness of the Goose”
A blog post by Becky Heel remembering what was real for her at Wild Goose (her first festival).

The first of several posts about the Wild Goose Festival
On Mercy not Sacrifice, The Blog of Morgan Guyton

“Thank you for curbing your geese!”
This post is by a member of the “Leave No Trace” team, Gio Andollo, and discusses how the festival did better in 2013 at caring for the earth.


Great selection of Wild Goose 2013 pictures by Geoff Maddock.

Pictures of Wild Goose by Cassandra Lawrence


The mainstage presentation by Rev. William Barber of North Carolina “Moral Monday” fame.

A Video of the Friday morning elder talk with Krista Tippett, Phyllis Tickle, Vincent Harding, and Speech.

A video of the Saturday morning elder talk with Krista Tippett, Phyllis Tickle, and Vincent Harding

Brian McLaren on Main Stage at @WildGooseFest August 11, 2013

See what “Beer and Hymns” (my audio recording is here) looked like in this short amateur video.

Krista Tippett interviews Nadia Bolz Weber.

The closing number by the Indigo Girls Saturday night, “Closer to Fine”

Major Media Outlet Coverage

“The Quiet Gay-Rights Revolution in America’s Churches”
This article from The Atlantic quotes Sharon Groves, HRC (Human Rights Campaign) Director of Religion and Faith Programs who was present at Wild Goose and mentions her experience there.

“5 Highlights from This Year’s Wild Goose Festival”
Jana Riess writing about her experiences on the Flunking Sainthood blog on Religion News Service.

“Wildgoose Festival takes flight in Hot Springs, N.C.”
Very lovely recollection of the festival by John Dear, S.J., in the National Catholic Reporter.

“Oo La La! Wild Goose Festival Turns a (BIG) Media Corner”
In this post by Frank Schaeffer on his Patheos blog he discusses how the Wild Goose Festival attracted much more media attention this year.

“Reflections from Wild Goose Festival ’13”
Brandon Robertson writing on the Sojourner’s Politics Blog



Lē Isaac Weaver
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.


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