“The Joy of Reconciliation" – Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil | KindlingsFest 2015

How do you hear the word “Reconciliation"? Is it something joyful or something ominous and difficult to consider? KindlingsFest 2015 explored "Joy: The Art of Living" through song, art, teaching, poetry, and friends on the journey together. We were privileged to have Seattle Pacific's Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil shares about the Joy of Reconciliation and how […]

Malcolm Guite – A Vision For the Future – Live from Kindlings Fest 2012

This years Kindlings Fest on Orcas Island asked, "Can Crabbed age and youth live together?" Through film, talks, panel discussions, art, music and casual conversations we explored what it is that keeps generations apart and what can bring them together. To begin, writer, poet, priest, academic and  troubadour Malcolm Guite takes a look at relationality, interdependence between old […]

Jerry Root: Lecture #2 C.S. Lewis On Joy. Podcast: Live at KindlingsFest 2011

KindlingsFest 2011 explored the theme of Turning Mourning Into Dancing with speakers Dr. Jerry Root, Erik Metaxas and Michael Card. Dr. Jeff Keuss hosted conversations about Sundance Select films, Nigel Goodwin performed a daily Whimsy and hosted Bag End Cafe. Jeff Johnson and Brian Moss led worship each day. Artists-in-residence included singer-songwriter Susan Osborn, dancers […]

Susie Johnson on Coming To Your Senses Through Food. Live from KindlingsFest 2014

KindlingsFest  2014 was all about Coming to Your Sense. In this short vignette, Susie Johnson shares her passion for helping guests come to their senses through food and hospitality. Podcast: Play in new window | Download () Premium Podcast: (Protected Content)

Poetry from KindlingsFest:"IX Jesus Falls the Third Time" by Malcolm Guite

Malcolm Guite reads another of his poems during KindlingsFest 2014. The 9th sonnet on his sequence of 15 sonnets for the stations of the cross, taken from Sounding the Seasons: Seventy sonnets for Christian year.  This sonnet is called ‘Jesus falls for the third time’, and deals with the experience of acute depression. Here is the […]

Poetry from KindlingsFest: “Descent" by Malcolm Guite

A short reading of "Descent" by Malcolm Guite, from Kindlingsfest 2014. "Descent" is published in The Singing Bowl and also recorded as a song Descent – Good Company – The Songs of Steve Bell. Here is the full poem: They sought to soar into the skies, Those classic gods of high renown, For lofty pride aspires […]

Dr. Malcolm Guite on “The Sensuous God" – Live from Kindlingsfest

Malcolm Guite, as introduced by Scott Cairns, is “a thoroughly engaging teller of tales, a theologian, priest, and poet whose central passion appears to be relationship, connection, apprehending the sacredness off all persons."  He is the author of The Singing Bowl, Sounding the Seasons, Faith, Hope and Poetry: Theology and the Poetic Imagination, and Word in the […]

The British Are Here – Live from Kindlingsfest 2014

KindlingsFest 2014 was all about “Come to Your Senses." Our first evening was an enthusiastic, round table conversation about the distinctions and elements of a generative, creative faith community, thrown in with some humorous trivia to test our friends from the UK. Hosts Dick Staub and Jeff Keuss lead a boisterous gathering that includes British […]

Dick Staub on KindlingsFest: A Week after Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul

What comes to mind the week after KindlingsFest? Full. The rich diversity of gifts and talents, the blend of wildly different personalities, the feast of ideas, the explosion of sound, color, taste, touches, and smells, and best of all, reunion with close friends and new friends for the journey… after K-Fest I am full. Hungry […]

Malcolm Guite – Finding our Way Forward Beyond Generational Apartheid – Live from Kindlings Fest 2012

Kindlings Fest is a celebration of art and ideas and where they intersect with the spiritual.  This years Kindlings Fest on Orcas Island asked, "Can Crabbed age and youth live together?" Through film, talks, panel discussions, art, music and casual conversations we explored what it is that keeps generations apart and what can bring them together. Through poetry, […]