What’s the tone at GA this year?

All I have to get a sense of General Assembly this year is the official media, official news and bloggers. Yet I get a sense — unqualified and unquantified — that something is missing. Perhaps paler or less enriched would be more descriptive. Or at least less frantic.

So instead of speculating, I’ll ask. For those on the ground, how is GA this year?

And are there any online communities that are doing a good job capturing the sense of the event. IRC? Is anyone other than Dan Harper Twittering it?

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. Lower key–fewer people, less energy than Portland.

    But, that said, a lot of what’s been going on has gotten good reviews. But the buzz in the halls and walkways… there’s just not the fire of the last few years.

    The Service of the Living Tradition was, however, very good. Very moving.

    Green… less so–Fort Lauderdale isn’t Portland.

    No blogger gathering (says something right there, I think).

  2. No blogger gathering I think because Chris Walton is exhausted from being a dad, and no one else stepped forward to organize it.

    General mood is mellow. After all, it is South Florida — the intense subtropical sun seems to be baking the meanness right out of people.

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