Tara’s Blog

Peacemaker Conference LiveBlogs


In just a few hours, I will be leaving to serve at The 2015 Peacemaker Conference: The Rhythm of Peace.

In addition to teaching, I also have the joy of liveblogging the plenary sessions.

If you have no idea what liveblogging is, you are in good company! I just heard the term for the first time a few years ago. Basically, LiveBlogs provide continuous “live” coverage of events through text, photos, and links, so it’s like you get to be there, even if the event is halfway around the world. Plus, you get to participate in the LiveBlog too (if you want to)! You can interact with the speakers if they are holding a Q&A, you can ask me questions (“Hey, Tara, would you please put up a photo of the Gettys (at a Gospel Coalition Conference)?”), and even interact with other LiveBlog attendees. (My LiveBlog friends start to get to know one another after “attending” conferences “together” over the years.)

It’s very fun! And very easy. All you have to do is join in the LiveBlog when it is active (“live”). You can just read along and never even make yourself known. Or you can join in the conversation or drop me a private “hello” that no one else can see—whatever is comfortable to you.

Once the event closes, you can read the LiveBlogs in “replay” mode. (I have them listed below under “Archived LiveBlogs.”) This can be particularly helpful because I type almost at the rate of speech—so you can relax during an event and not worry about taking lots of notes because you will have my notes to read and study at your convenience after the event is over.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can do to serve you.

I’m icing my wrists and getting ready now—


Hope to see you on the LiveBlog!

Your sister in Christ,
Tara Barthel

(These links will be “live” when the LiveBlogs are “on air” during their scheduled times.)

   Thursday, September 24

7:00PM (Mountain) General Session 1 – Wess Stafford

   Friday, September 25

8:00AM General Session 2 – Jim Daly

   Saturday, September 26

8:00AM General Session 3 – Kimm Carr

(To access the LiveBlog Replays from the 2014 Peacemaker Conference, click here. And for the 2013 Peacemaker Conference LiveBlog Replaysclick here.)