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Big Tent Christianity

Brought to you by
Arizona Foundation of Contemporary Theology
February 10-11, 2011

Greetings! is proud to sponsor an amazing event that will be bringing together many forms of Christianity and incredible speakers.  We hope to see you in Arizona.  Please join us there! 

Big Tent Speakers

Event Information

How to register:

Register with credit card online

Or send check with completed form  

to: AzFCT
10187 E. Sundance Trail
Scottsdale, AZ  85262


Where to stay:

A block of rooms is being held at The Best Western InnSuites

1615 E. Northern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85020

$90/ night (plus tax)   


The keynote speaker for each block of time will be:

Thursday Morning:  Carol Howard Merritt

Thursday Afternoon:  Brian McLaren

Thursday Evening:  Marcus Borg

Friday Morning:  Richard Rohr

Friday Afternoon: Shane Hipps

Each block will have responses from 4 other speakers and time for audience Q&A. Each will also have a time for music and/or creative ideas for gatherings. This will be followed by break-out groups with the speakers in this block.

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Marcus Borg

Carol Howard Merritt

Brian McLaren

Richard Rohr


in conversation with

Philip Clayton David Felten Shane Hipps Carol Howard Merritt Brian Ammons Nadia Bolz-Weber Rachel Held Evans
Tripp Fuller 
Gary Kinnaman Eliacin Rosario-Cruz
Mark Scandrette 
Anthony Smith

Big Tent Christianity (BTX) is the convergence of new and old ways of being and becoming the Church:


Progressive and Emergent

Denominational and Non-denominational

Large and Small Faith Communities

Describable and Undescribable


BTX brings people together from across the country to proclaim what unites us as followers of Jesus in this modern world. More than a dozen leading Christian voices will break through boundaries to share new and innovative forms of ministry and renewal. You will be inspired by their visions of how we can speak even more powerfully in and to the world of the 21st century.


The gathering will include presentations, responses and discussion with speakers and with each other. There will be a Big Tent of music with creative versions of traditional music along with contemporary music--myriad ways that reflect our common ground.

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Where & When
February 10-11, 2011
Thursday 9am-9pm
Friday 9am-5pm

The Church of the Beatitudes
555 Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ  85021

Child Care Available--reservation required
Questions?  480-488-6453

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