Over the years, The Crossing has been pleased to host a variety of distinguished guests. We have been honored to learn from these internationally renowned authors, educators, and speakers on a variety of topics. We are grateful for their willingness to challenge our perspectives on a variety of issues and social concerns.
Christopher Heuertz is an author, speaker, Enneagram coach, non-profit consultant, and anti-human trafficking activist. He is a contemplative activist, ecclesial provocateur, curator of unlikely friendships, instigator for good, witness to hope, and clergy for common people. His latest book is focused on his study of the Enneagram as a spiritual tool: The Sacred Enneagram. His book, Unexpected Gifts, is a reflection of what he has learned through living in intentional activist community for much of his life. After 20 years of grassroots work in some of the world’s poorest slums, red light areas and places of intense human suffering, Chris and his wife, Phileena Heuertz, are co-founders of Gravity: A Center for Contemplative Activism, located in Omaha Nebraska where their mission is to nurture the integral connection between contemplation and action.
Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush
Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the senior vice president and editor of Voices on Auburn Seminary. From 2009-2015 he was the Executive Editor Of Global Spirituality and Religion for Huffington Post‘s Religion section and formerly served as editor of Beliefnet. From 2003-2011, Raushenbush served as Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University, and served as President of the Association Of College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) from 2009-2011.
An ordained Baptist minister in the American Baptist tradition, Raushenbush is a graduate of Macalester College and Union Theological Seminary in New York. Paul is a native Madisonian, a graduate of Madison West Side High School and his family was deeply connected to the progressive history of Wisconsin. Paul’s father was Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin, and his grandparents Elizabeth Brandeis and Paul Raushenbush were faculty in the Economics Department and helped to develop the first Unemployment Compensation bill in the United States.
You can find the written version of Rev. Raushenbush’s talk by clicking on this link to the Auburn Seminary “Voices” page.