This summer I will be a guest speaker at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Marietta, GA. My topic: “Sacred Questions, Unknowing Answers: On Forging a Postmodern Faith.”

Date: July 17, 2016
Time: 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Event: Sacred Questions, Unknowing Answers
Topic: Sacred Questions, Unknowing Answers: Some Thoughts on Forging a Postmodern Spirituality
Venue: Emerson UU Congregation
Location: 4010 Canton Road
Marietta, GA 30066
Public: Public

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I’m excited to be returning to the Charlotte Spirituality Center for a day of reflection on the encounter with God in light of the Christian mystical tradition. While this event is part of the CSC’s curriculum for their students, it is open to the public (but pre-registration is required). If you’d like to attend, please click here to download the flyer, fill it out and return it with your registration fee to the Center. See you there!

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Date: June 18, 2016
Time: 09:00 a.m.-03:00 p.m.
Event: A Day of Reflection at the Charlotte Spirituality Center
Topic: "The Experience of God in the Christian Mystical Tradition"
Sponsor: Charlotte Spirituality Center
Venue: Charlotte Spirituality Center
Location: Charlotte, NC
Public: Public
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It’s official: I’m returning to the Wild Goose Festival this year! I’ll be giving one talk, “A Trappist Monastery in Your Heart: Wisdom of the Cistercians for Daily Life.”

The exact date and time of my presentation is still TBD, but of course it’s just one small part of the wonderful assembly of musicians and storytellers that is the Wild Goose Festival! So happy to be returning — and I hope to see you there!

Date: July 7, 2016—July 10, 2016
Event: "A Trappist Monastery in Your Heart"
Sponsor: The Wild Goose Festival
Location: Hot Springs, NC
Public: Public

What better place to celebrate the spirituality of Julian of Norwich than at a St. Julian’s Church? On May 21 (the week after Julian’s feast day) I’ll lead a day retreat on the theme “God is Our Mother and Other Wisdom Teachings from Julian of Norwich.” Call the Church for more information and/or to register. Cost is $30. Bring your own lunch or order a boxed lunch for an additional $10.

Date: May 21, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Event: Julian of Norwich Day Retreat
Topic: Julian of Norwich
Sponsor: St. Julian's Episcopal Church
770-949-9949
Venue: St. Julian's Episcopal Church
770-949-9949
Location: 5400 Stewart Mill Rd
Douglasville, GA 30135
Public: Public

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I’m a featured presenter at the 2016 “Super Seminar” sponsored by the International Association of Conference Center Administrators. My topic: Benedictine Spirituality and the Mission of Church Camps and Conference Centers. If you’re a member of IACCA, I hope to see you there.

Date: April 27, 2016
Event: IACCA "Super Seminar"
Sponsor: IACCA
Location: Fruitland Park, FL
Public: Private

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I’m so pleased to be heading to Florida April 1-3 to lead a retreat on behalf of the Bishops Institute for Ministry and Leadership, specifically for college students. The retreat has been organized on behalf of the Episcopal campus ministries at the University of Florida, University of North Florida, and Florida State — but students from other campuses are welcome.

Date: April 1, 2016—April 3, 2016
Event: Florida College Student Retreat
Sponsor: The Bishop's Institute for Ministry and Leadership
Venue: Camp Weed
Location: Live Oak, FL 32060
Public: Private
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In May I will be leading the annual retreat for an Episcopal dispersed community, the Worker Sisters (and Brothers) of the Holy Spirit. If you’re a member of this community, I look forward to seeing you at the retreat.

Date: May 13, 2016—May 15, 2016
Event: Worker Sisters of the Holy Spirit Retreat
Sponsor: Worker Sisters of the Holy Spirit
Location: St. Louis, MO
Public: Private

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I’ll be teaching this class on the history and basic concepts of Christian mysticism through Emory University’s continuing education program. It’s a fun class that approaches the topic from an inclusive perspective, as we seek to understand what the mystics have to tell us and why their wisdom remains relevant today. Class meets weekly for five weeks; we’ll be reading The Big Book of Christian Mysticism.

Date: April 25, 2016—May 23, 2016
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Event: Introduction to Christian Mysticism
Topic: Christian Mysticism
Sponsor: Emory University Continuing Education
404-727-6000
Venue: Emory Continuing Education
Location: 6 Executive Park Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Registration: Click here to register.

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This image comes from Flickr. The owner gave me non-profit permission, so we would have to go back to him to see about using it on a book cover.

Give yourself the gift of a mid-week retreat day! On April 20 I’ll be back at Ignatius House in Atlanta leading a “Day of Reflection” on the spiritual wisdom of Julian of Norwich. Our today together will include three conferences on the teachings of Julian, with plenty of time for silence, reflection, prayer, and enjoying the beautiful grounds of Ignatius House. Hope to see you there.

Date: April 20, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Event: Julian of Norwich Day of Reflection
Topic: Julian of Norwich
Sponsor: Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center
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Venue: Ignatius House
Location: 6700 Riverside Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30328
Registration: Click here to register.

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I love the Ignatius House “Days of Reflection,” they’re like mini-retreats in the middle of the week. I hope you’ll join me in August for a special day of reflection when we will explore together the wisdom of St. Bernard of Clairvaux on one of my favorite topics: the love of God. Our day together will combine reflections with time for silence, sharing, a simple but tasty meal, and the chance to enjoy the lovely grounds of Ignatius House. See you there.

Date: August 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Event: Exploring the Love of God With St. Bernard of Clairvaux — Ignatius House Day of Reflection
Sponsor: Ignatius House
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Venue: Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center
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Location: 6700 Riverside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30328
Registration: Click here to register.

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I love this class through Emory University’s Continuing Education: an exploration of the challenges and joys of inspirational nonfiction writing. It’s appropriate for all types of inspirational writing (regardless of your faith tradition) and can work both for those seeking publication and those who simply wish to improve their writing for their own joy.

Date: March 2, 2016—March 30, 2016
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Event: Inspirational Nonfiction Writing
Sponsor: Emory Continuing Education
404-727-6000
Venue: Emory Continuing Education
Location: 6 Executive Park Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Registration: Click here to register.

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I’ll be leading a retreat at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA on the weekend of February 19-21. The theme for the retreat will be “Creating Your Personal Rule of Life.” Hope to see you there!

Date: February 19, 2016—February 21, 2016
Event: "Creating Your Personal Rule of Life" Retreat
Topic: Personal Rule of Life
Sponsor: Monastery of the Holy Spirit
Venue: Monastery of the Holy Spirit Guesthouse
(770) 760-0959
Location: 2625 Highway 212 SW
Conyers, GA 30094
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In April 2016 I’ll be returning to one of my favorite conference centers, Montreat (near Asheville, NC), to lead a workshop/ retreat on the Wisdom of the Christian Mystics. The event will combine prayer and story, conversation and silence, as we explore the wisdom of the great mystics and contemplatives and how their teachings can help us today in our response to Divine Love.

This program is co-sponsored by the Montreat Conference Center and Columbia Seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning. This counts as an elective toward Columbia’s Certificate in Spiritual Formation.

 

Date: April 21, 2016—April 24, 2016
Event: Wisdom of the Christian Mystics
Sponsor: Columbia Seminary Center for Lifelong Learning
404-687-4577
Venue: Montreat Conference Center
800.572.2257
Location: 401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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I’ll be leading a Lenten Day of Reflection at the Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  Our theme with be “Hospitality as a Lenten practice.” Hope to see you there.

Date: February 17, 2016
Time: 09:00 a.m.-03:00 p.m.
Event: Lenten Day of Reflection
Topic: Lenten Day of Reflection
Sponsor: Ignatius House
404-255-0503
Venue: Ignatius House
404-255-0503
Location: 6700 Riverside Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30328
Public: Public
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I’m honored to be presenting a Saturday morning program on Lay Cistercian Spirituality at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio Texas.

Date: February 6, 2016
Time: 09:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. CST
Event: Restless Hearts: Befriending Silence
Topic: Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirituality
Sponsor: Oblate School of Theology
210-341-1366 x 212
Venue: Oblate School of Theology
Location: 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216
Public: Public
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