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Canadian author + speaker Christina Crook communicates about technology, humanity, faith & wonder for audiences and publications throughout the world.

Events

Global Christian Educators Leadership Summit
Jan
31
to Feb 2

Global Christian Educators Leadership Summit

Christian schools in the 21st century face complex challenges and opportunities. GCSLS 2019 will focus on innovation—or developing adaptive solutions to these challenges and opportunities. The goal of innovation in Christian schools is a dynamic and excellent education for students, that is aligned with the way they are created—in God’s image, uniquely fashioned, and called to good works (Ephesians 2:10)—and that prepares them for God’s restorative work in their generation.

Christian education is in need of innovation in the areas of teaching, learning, and spiritual formation; the missional use of technologyengaging the culture for gooddiversity and inclusion; and next generation leadership. Along with catalyzing innovation, these areas form the themes of the Summit. Each them is described below in terms of a central question, in order to invite Summit participants to explore ideas, share best practices, and generate solutions for the Christian school of today—and tomorrow.

Christina will be keynoting and presenting a workshop addressing the core conference questions:

How can Christian educators:

  • Help students to understand their role in God’s story?

  •  Develop curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices that reflect biblical principles, promote deep student engagement, and encourage faith development?

  • Equip students to think and act biblically, pursue beautiful work for real needs, and reflect Christ’s redeeming work for neighbor and creation?

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A-Gap Retreat
Feb
15
to Feb 17

A-Gap Retreat

In partnership with A-Gap, Christina will lead a restorative digital detox (location TBD.)

“A-Gap retreats provide technology free environments for contemplation and spiritual rejuvenation. The team is passionate about exploring tangible applications that guide individuals to limit technologies in order to develop their professional perspective, and deepen their personal and spiritual life. Join us in engaging in community, exploring creation, enhancing creativity and executing change. We invite you to hear the whisper of God through the silence we experience when free from technology.”

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All Tech is Human Summit
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

All Tech is Human Summit

All Tech Is Human: A Summit on Ethical Tech aims to convene a variety of groups and thought-leaders that are actively -- but often separately -- offering solutions around more ethical and equitable tech development. This will be a human-centered, action-oriented event of lightning talks, panels, workshops, and networking. Christina will be featured on the digital wellness panel. Attendees can expect to leave with a more nuanced understanding of the challenges facing us today, more awareness of the growing ethical tech ecosystem, and concrete opportunities to engage in collaborative efforts.  

Presented in collaboration with the Tech and Society Solutions Lab at Omidyar Network.

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Writing Residency | in partnership with the Henri Nouwen Society
Oct
1
to Oct 8

Writing Residency | in partnership with the Henri Nouwen Society

What prompts a 37-year-old woman to spend a year journeying with the writing of a Catholic priest who died more than 20 years ago?

Drawn by Henri Nouwen’s profound love of community, deep faith, ability to accept things he could not change, childlike love of celebration, and desire to stay connected and be faithful to his friends, I've discovered a kindred spirit in Henri and, in turn, discovered the woman I want to be.

Perhaps more than anything, my year-long journey with Henri has revealed the slow power of presence in our productivity-obsessed age.

“His entire life, in fact, displayed a "holy inefficiency,” writes Philip Yancey in a CT Magazine article published shortly after Henri's death in 1996. An intense young man had reached out to Yancey, Richard Foster, Eugene Peterson, and Nouwen by letter. "You won't believe what Nouwen did," Foster told the other men over dinner. "He invited this stranger to live with him for a month so he could mentor him in person.”

Most writers jealously protect their schedules and privacy but Nouwen broke down such barriers of professionalism. It is this kind of holy inefficiency — a love revealed in open hands — that I believe our world is desperately searching for.

What does it mean to be fully human in a world that's increasingly digital and obsessed with efficiency? How have we been co-opted into the corporate push for productivity over presence and what have we lost in the process? What can we learn from the holy inefficiency of Henri Nouwen, one of 20th century’s most important and prolific spiritual voices?

These are some of the questions I'm exploring in my next book, created with generous support from the Henri Nouwen Society.

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Fireside Conference
Sep
6
to Sep 9

Fireside Conference

Christina joins Fireside for the third year in a row. Join her for an inspiring, hands-on workshop, Experience JOMO: Reconnecting to the joys beyond the screen.

Fireside Conference is an all-inclusive, immersive, off-the-grid and off-the-record retreat featuring the brightest minds in the business, startup, investor and media communities.

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Experience JOMO Workshop | Align your Values + Tech Use for Time Well Spent | @ lululemon's The Hustle
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Experience JOMO Workshop | Align your Values + Tech Use for Time Well Spent | @ lululemon's The Hustle

We're taking Experience JOMO to lululemon! Our goal is to help you reset your relationship with technology, providing enough life hacks to give you back more than two-weeks’ worth of free time. How does that sound? We'll spend three hours off the grid to engage with like-minded people and delve deep into your values and your habits. We’ll send you off with a copy of Christina's book, The Joy of Missing Out, and a rock-solid plan to keep you on the path to joyful living. 

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Experience JOMO: Align your Values + Tech Use for Time Well Spent

 

Award-winning author, Christina Crook, and her fellow Joy Scout, Elissa Joy Watts, want to empower you to experience the joy of missing out. Our goal is to help you reset your relationship with technology, providing enough life hacks to give you back more than two-weeks’ worth of free time plus a copy of Christina's book, The Joy of Missing Out. How does that sound?

We'll be unplugging and getting real about our relationships with technology. There will be time for discussion. There will be time for dreaming. We'll give you work work work, inspire you, and turn you loose with tools to thrive online and off. There may also be homemade banana bread. (No promises but there's a good chance.)

Here's how the workshop will roll:

Hour One: VALUES

Hour one is all about self-discovery. Here we dig deep into your values: those you aspire to and those you practice each and every day. 

Hour Two: ONLINE HABITS

We take an honest look at your online habits and see where your values and time spent align (and where they don't.) 

Hour Three: TIME WELL SPENT

We help you create a clear vision of the joyful life you're seeking and equip with the practical on- and off-line tools to get you there.

DETAILS

Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: The Hustle @ lululemon, 318 Queen Street West, Toronto
Cost: $75 until midnight April 9th; Regular Ticket Price: $90 (tickets are non-refundable) 

What you get: Three hours off the grid to engage with like-minded people and delve deep into your values and your habits. We’ll send you off with a copy of Christina's book, The Joy of Missing Out, and a rock-solid plan to keep you on the path to joyful living. Inspiration and light refreshments will be served. 

Space is limited so secure a spot and bring a friend. You get to choose who wins this year: you or your devices.

We can't wait to unplug, breathe, examine, imagine, and design with you in this gorgeous space. 

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Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

W.I.S.E. Toronto

Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy (WISE) is a community of women contributing to the ESG* investment industry with the purpose of connecting, deepening relationships, learning and sharing expertise. Our collective aspiration is to lead ESG investing into the mainstream and to do it with fun and camaraderie. WISE members commit to "take the call" -- ready and willing to support one another. We're honoured to share the Experience JOMO workshop with these economic leaders. 

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Mar
9
to Mar 10

National Day of Unplugging

National Day of Unplugging is a 24-hour global respite from technology founded by Reboot. NDU highlights the value of disconnecting from digital devices in order to connect with ourselves, our loved ones and our communities in real time. Join us from sundown on March 9, 2018 until sundown March 10. 

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