Dates: Feb 23, 2007 - Feb 25, 2007
Incarnation: The Crucible for Spirituality and Life in the World
A Retreat for Graduate Students
Featuring Scott Caton, Ph.D.
From the retreat brochure:
Join us as we consider these questions:
- How does your development as a scholar or professional impact your spiritual formation?
- How does your growth in faith impact your engagement in your discipline?
- As you learn more about your discipline, how will you build an equally deep understanding of your faith and bring the two together?
- What spiritual practices will sustain your development as a whole person and prepare you for a life of vibrant service in the world?
Western culture invites the bifurcation of our lives as humans: our private spiritual practices and the practice of our professions, our engagement with the academy and with the church, our growth as children of God and our growth as scholars and professionals. Despite our efforts, we often long for a deeper sense of engagement with God and with each other as we follow him in our work. Frequently, we leave our churches and fellowships feeling as if we are alone and without direction as Christians in our studies or workplace. When we enter our jobs or classrooms, we are not sure how to see through the eyes of the one who made the world we study.
Yet we are called to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. At the heart of the call to follow Jesus is a Savior who comes to earth in bodily form and lives a life of complete engagement with the Father. In the context of this retreat, we will think theologically and historically about incarnational principles for living a fully human life in pursuit of God. We will consider spiritual practices that deepen our ability to live in wholeness in a fragmented world, with a focus on the world of the academy.
For more information and to register, download the conference brochure.
Liebenzell Retreat Center
Schooley's Mountain, New Jersey