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Special events | Epicenter, Austin First Baptist Church, Austin Texas | 03-2001

Epicenter/Tribal Generation was a four-day event in Austin Texas, curated by Andrew Jones. Epicenter was the worship event, and Tribal Generation was a gathering of people involved in church planting movements across the globe. I wrote about it all here. Many of the connections and friendships made have lasted to this day.

Mark Scandrette and Brian Ollman created a eucharist installation of trash and earth, which literally brought the grime of the city into the sanctuary. The ambient soundtrack was by wndfrm.

The bread was wrapped in a cloth in the earth to be dug out at the right moment; the wine bottle was passed round in a paper bag such as street people use.

I was invited to Epicenter to run the St. Paul's Cathedral Labyrinth. Somehow I managed to get a large suitcase with 25 CD players and sets of headphones into the US and back again without being questioned by customs or security. Many people have white robes and bare feet from the entry ritual to the entire event.

Playspace in the atrium. A chance to pop bubblewrap with bare feet and write poetry.

Looking down on Playspace from level 4.

Jimini video display from the chill-out lounge.

The dance room.

Senses Lab - the wind machines.


The atrium of the church during the Tribal Generation conference part of the event. Mark Scandrette, left, and Andrew Jones right.

During the conference.

John Stark, me and Andrew Jones outside the Church Planting Conference in Waco. We had been invited to attend some of the sessions and we ran the Labyrinth in the foyer.

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