I have been a part of a couple "creative meetings" led by Ben Arment regarding his upcoming conference, Story. The idea is great, and as we get closer to this Fall conference I am really looking forward to being there. Ben sent out some promotional kits this week, and this is easily the coolest promo box I have ever received. The kit is includes/is contained in a wooden box, made to look and open like a book, Inside is a hand written note from Ben, books by a few speakers, posters, a "mix tape" (which is actually a usb drive filled with digital content relating to the conference) and a pipe. Yeah - a pipe that you can use. Or actually, it's a pipe I can use. You can't use it.
Story Chicago is a conference designed to celebrate the grand story of redemption, and encourage the telling of that story for the glory of God and the good of our neighbors. Check out the website, and I'm sure I'll see some of you there in October.