Osseous Stirrings

These photographs were made in light of ancient texts and those of our communities and earth suffering from a changing climate. They are images of ecological lament and fragile vitality that invite an earth-formed perspective on narrative and justice in the age of climate crisis.

Fall Soul: The Soul of the Living Universe

In “The Soul of the Living Universe” we will explore, re-imagine, and embody a new unifying Christian story of the cosmos. Delio’s brilliant lectures will be enhanced by embodied performance of the universe’s evolution directed by Emily Jarrett Hughes. Osseous Stirrings, a photography exhibition by Emilie Bouvier inspired by “dry bones” narratives from Genesis and Ezekiel, speaks of ecological lament and fragile vitality. This conference invites the creative expression of all participants as we move together to embody our role as co-creator, participant in the unfolding of life.

O Black Madonna

What is the unbreakable, indestructible essence inside each of us that the art of dance seeks to reveal? Dancer-choreographer Maureen Fleming searches for an understanding of this internal and universal dimension through her installation featuring photography by Lois Greenfield, Christopher Odo, Spencer Tunic and Fleming.

Abounding in Spirit: Fall 2015 Hedgerow

Among wise, creative, and inspiring theologians today, Elizabeth Johnson and Diana L. Hayes stand out. Both will be featured in the Hedgerow Seminar and through their most recent books. They will take us to the heart of issues challenging our faith today: our treatment of the natural world, and the poverty and prejudice embedded in U.S. social structures.

The Art of He Qi

He Qi’s art is a fusion of many traditions. In his works, one can find traces of medieval and Renaissance art, as well as the traditional Chinese crafts of paper cutting and weaving and hints of surrealism. Biblical events, themes, and images permeate most of Dr. He Qi’s paintings. His art brings a freshness of vision to old familiar stories and a reminder that God’s promises are both enduring and universal.

Seeking the Sacred Thread with Barbara Brown Taylor and John Philip Newell

These rich days refreshed our souls and equipped us for a fresh articulation of God’s re-birthing.Barbara Brown Taylor and John Philip Newell, both treasured for their ability to illuminate with clarity and grace the questions and hopes we carry, weaved together sacred threads of the Christian household and other wisdom traditions as participants focused on the healing of God’s people and all creation.