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Cincinnati 2009 RegisterPAiden, our Geez editor, has taken flight! He is off in Cincinnati Ohio at the CCDA National Conference learning about simplicity, subversion, solidarity, synergy and symphony.

The conference has been going since 1989 and presents Christians with a challenge to actually live how Christ lived.

If you all the sudden want to see Aiden, just fly on down. He’ll be sitting at an exhibit booth next to the book store. – Megan Kamei, editorial assistant

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phyllisGeez magazine is proud to sponsor The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why, featuring keynote speaker Phyllis Tickle, on October 31, 2009.

She says the church is going through a giant rummage sale (see an interview with her here.
I guess the thing that impresses me the most is the variety of groups that agreed to sponsor the event, from Presbyterians and United Church folks to Evangelical Mennonites and Salvationists (see the list of sponsors). – Aiden Enns, editor

Today we say hello to our newest intern, Megan Kamei. She’s from Providence College, studying communications and media. Why did she choose Geez for an internship? Well, at some point in the future she plans to work on a magazine in India. Yes, that India. On the other side of the world. She’s done some work with an organization called Touch India Trust and plans to return. Welcome aboard Megan! – Aiden Enns, editor

Last week I sent out a letter to all subscribers (except those who are making monthly donations). It was addressed to “Dear Reader,” which has already drawn some comments.

I thought I would say “Dear Reader” instead of using a computer to auto insert 1500 names (e.g. “Dear <first name>”) because “Dear Reader” is more honest. That is, if I open a letter from an organization that says “Dear Aiden,” I know it is not personal, unless it has some other elements, that aren’t computer generated.

If I say “Dear Reader” in my publisher’s letter it also saves us the hassle of custom printing, sorting and stuffing all the envelopes.

So, in case you’re wondering why I addressed you in an impersonal way, that’s why.

Aiden Enns, Publisher, Geez magazine.