5 Events at Kirchentag you dont wanna miss

Kirchentag Festival is off with a bang. Not sure how many people came out last night for the Opening Ceremony but estimates have been as high as 300,000. Who knows? Counting church people is a tricky affair, as I have blogged about before, so I will leave it to the experts.

Here are my Best Bets for Internationals at Kirchentag 2013

1. Germany’s Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and Helen Clark, New Zealand’s ex-PM and now spicing up the UN Development Programme with some kiwi ingenuity, discuss the value of creation in a globalised world with “And God saw that it was Good“. If you cant get in, which is the most likely scenario, my friend Tomas Sedlacek from Prague is discussing economics under the title “No More and No Less“. Both are Friday at 11am.

2. “Night of Lights” chilled worship led by the brothers from Taize. Tonight At 8pm.

3. Get your Bonhoeffer fix with “You Say That I Am”, a series of conversations about Deitrich Bonhoeffer’s life, and the opera in 5 scenes based on him.

4. “Unity, Justice and Diversity” led by panel of teachers including Dr Peter Berger. Saturday at three.

5. “The Feeding of the Five Thousand” a Bible study given by yours truly (Andrew Jones) on Saturday morning.



Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • I’m only 100 kilometres away from Hamburg but unfortunately can’t make it on Saturday. I’d love to listen to your bible teaching though. Will it be possible to download a recording or read your script afterwards? Thanks and God bless you.

  • I dont think so but i belive Kirchentag will be publishing something later this year with much of the content, if it doesnt come out in their publication, please let me know.

  • Hi Andrew, it was great to meet you and hear your bible study on Saturday!
    The Kirchentag do publish a selection of texts later in the year as a book, but only all in German. They also put them online at http://www.kirchentag.de (German).
    However, they are of course only able to publish the scripts that have actually been sent to them officially as a manuscript… and I don’t think you did this, as your style is more informal !! So if anyone wants it they will need to ask you directly.

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