I was in Crete, Nebraska this week, doing a workshop for a group of pastors out there. Other than some weather worries, and missing a connecting flight, it was a great trip. This group has had some great scholars and wonderful authors come to speak. Sometimes they coordinate it with Doane College or they get grant money. But they have a tradition of bringing in people that they are interested in.
It makes a lot of sense. Instead of 12 people spending a whole load of money to fly out of Nebraska, they fly one person in. Of course, you don’t get to go to an exotic location or meet other clergy, but I imagine this would be a good model for pastor parents who can’t leave their kids, or other people in rural or isolated calls.
The photo’s of the Torn Notebook, a great sculpture by Claes Oldenburg outside of UNL.