The Seattle School @ Wild Goose Festival

We are thrilled to be sponsoring and attending the Wild Goose Festival this year in Union Grove, North Carolina! Stop by The Seattle School’s tent at the event where you can speak to a representative. We’ll also have promotional materials for various offerings and opportunities to connect with our faculty and alumni.

Hear our faculty presentations at Wild Goose:

On Purity Culture: Moving from Rage-Journaling to Public Scholarship with Lauren D. Sawyer, PhD
Join Lauren D. Sawyer, PhD, to discuss, discover, and co-create ways to move from private “rage-journaling” to crafting articles, poems, or creative non-fiction essays for a public audience.

Eucontamination: Disgust Theology, Queerness, and the Church with Paul Hoard, PhD, and Billie Hoard
Join brother-sister duo, Paul and Billie Hoard, as they unpack how the logic of disgust has left the church vulnerable to homophobic, transphobic,
and racist Christian nationalism. Explore an alternative perspective, Eucontamination, “contamination for good,” where Queerness acts as a force helping fellow Christians to recognize the full Body of Christ.

Board Games and Liturgy: The Thin Space of Play with Paul Hoard, PhD
This play-filled experience explores the intersections of games, liturgy, and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory. Games provide a fascinating exploration into the nature of reality, how we encounter the other within ourselves and across the table, as well as powerful moments of rupture and repair within our lives. Participants will be invited to engage in play and reflect upon the psychological and theological implications of the captivating nature of play.

If you’d like to meet up with a Seattle School representative during the festival, please send an email to Krista Law,, Manager of Enrollment, who will be at the conference!