As part of our ongoing focus to explore current cultural dynamics through the lens of contemporary wisdom writers the men’s spirituality group will use David Brook’s Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life for our fall series book study.
Emmy Kegler and Kelly Brown Douglas explore and live out their experiences contending with gender, racial justice and sexuality. One is a millennial, identifying queer and searching for her vocation. One is a Gen X prophet, critiquing white exceptionalism and calling for racial justice and equality.
This all-day retreat offers reflection, practice, and workshops that explore more deeply the next era of Christian contemplative movement. The day will be spent moving through three lenses of understanding contemporary Christian contemplation: Grounding in Practice, Transformation in Community, and Embodiment, Compassion and Healing.
This weekend event begins with a public conversation and book launch of Contemplation and Community. You’ll have the opportunity to talk with co-editors Jessica (Jessie) M. Smith and Stuart Higginbotham and enjoy readings and reflections from contributing writers.
In this facilitated small group modeled after spiritual direction groups and Quaker clearness committees, the circle will magnify our listening and hold us accountable to the creative source. Unlike traditional writing groups which focus exclusively on the text, we will attend the aliveness moving within both writer and text.
Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir: themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement. Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.
These digitally printed banners resemble Chinese scrolls and invite you to reflect on the thresholds of our interior landscapes.