Concurrent with the Emergent Conference is the National Pastor’s Conference. They meet upstairs, and I’ll tell you what I see: lots of white guys in sport coats, sauntering around talking about denominations and education and years of service and numbers of congregants.
Then there are the interlopers like me, slouching around in sandals and shorts. I miss being on the Establishment dole, but I definitely don’t want to go back. At least here I can breathe.