Doug Pagitt Book Tour Event

Event date: August 16, 2015

“If I do this, then God will do that.”
Sound familiar? Often we approach our relationship with God assuming that we have to act and speak a certain way for God to work in our lives. Yet throughout the Bible, we see God showing us that God is constantly present. We don’t need to summon God or say certain prayers to draw God near. In his new book, Flipped: The Provocative Truth That Changes Everything We Know About God, author Doug Pagitt asksHow would your life change if you changed the way you understood God’s nearness?

Here at The BTS Center, we have gotten to know Doug—who is not only an author, but also a pastor (of Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis), a convener, a runner, and a self-proclaimed “goodness conspirator” and “possibility evangelist”—through our mutual engagement with The Convergence Movement, which is “bringing together forward-thinking Catholics, Evangelicals, and mainline Protestants, along with ethnic and peace churches and other willing colleagues, in a growing movement-building collaborative.”

The more we’ve come to know Doug, the more we’ve come to admire his sense of humor, conviviality, casual leadership style, and deep love of God. We’re proud to call him a friend and to have had the chance to bring him to Maine.

And the best part of it all is that Doug didn’t coming to Maine alone. Throughout this summer’s Flipped Book Tour, Doug is travelled with his good friend Heatherlyn, an amazing singer-songwriter. Originally from the East Coast of Maine, Heatherlyn has been honored twice as a Midwest Regional Finalist and awarded the Midwest “People’s Choice” of NPR’s Mountain Stage/NewSong Performance Contest. Together, Doug and Heatherlyn are quite a pair, treating audiences to excellent conversation along with thought-provoking, heartfelt music.

Interested in knowing what people like Rob Bell, Shane Claiborne, Brian McLaren, and Phyllis Tickle are saying about Flipped? Take a look at these endorsements.

Below are some photos of the event: