Signs, Symbols, and Sacred Spaces

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

OVERVIEW As we have redefined our worship spaces this past year, the implications of “sacred space” have become more important than ever before. For many worshipers, “going to church” no longer involves chancels or stained glass. Instead, computers and couches have transformed into pulpits and pews. We have been forced to recreate our sacred space in unexpected places. But what makes a space sacred? In our time …
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Illuminated Manuscript-Writing Weekend Retreat

Trinity Retreat Center

With Susan Kelly vonMedicus February 12-14, 2021 Register today Fee includes art materials package In illuminated manuscripts, like The Book of Kells and Dante’s Divine Comedy, text is supplemented with illustrations, decorated letters, borders, and figurative scenes in radiant colors and glowing gold and silver. The bright nature of these manuscripts helps us contemplate our …
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Seeing and Believing: The Visual Arts in Christian Life and Ministry

Virginia Theological Seminary

“When Christians lost the power of art, they impoverished the church, they impoverished worship, and they lost one of the most powerful means of calling souls to God.” -Dana Gioia While the visual arts have served as a powerful resource for the church in past centuries, today they are often overlooked. In this course we …
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eFormation Cohort: Taking Your Online Ministry to the Next Level

Virginia Theological Seminary

5-week online cohort on using digital technologies more intentionally for online ministry. About this Event The eFormation learning community is offering a 5-week online cohort for those digital leaders who seek a deeper understanding of the technologies frequently used for online ministry. The weekly sessions will be 90-minutes, focused on reflection, presenting new information and …
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The Spirituality of the Book of Kells

Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (The) (SSJD)

Our most frequent expression of faith employs words. In contrast, in the Middle Ages, most people’s knowledge of Scripture was oral and visual rather than written. In Celtic Christianity the creative arts stood at the centre of church activity, not at its margins. Art was an act of worship. Gospel books such as the Book …
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Kanuga Conferences, Inc.

Creation Care & Environmental Justice March 19-21, 2021 Check back soon for registration! About The Conference To gather all those who seek to honor our role as stewards of Creation and live as servants to one another. This community will share stories from key players in the Church’s creation care and environmental justice work, offer …
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Musician’s Conference

Kanuga Conferences, Inc.

A gathering of creative and innovative music leaders from around the country DATES – April 6 – 9, 2021 Registration Coming Soon! About the Conference The Musician’s Conference at Kanuga is a gathering of creative and innovative music leaders from around the country. It is a time set aside for renewal through the empowerment, support …
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2021 Summer Dream & Spirituality Conference

Kanuga Conferences, Inc.

“She: The Divine Feminine Rising” Sophia, Mother Earth, Mary the Mother of God, Quan Yin, The Great Mother – these and many more are names for the Divine Feminine. The need for healing, compassion, connection, unity, balance, and empathy are bringing many of us to seek solace and wisdom from the Feminine Divine. Mirabai’s book Wild Mercy shares …
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Art & Soul Retreat

Kanuga Conferences, Inc.

Personal and Liturgical Creative Expression In-person retreat postponed to next year June 13-18, 2021 Registration to coming soon. Conference Classes and Instructors WATERCOLOR – Billie Shelburn – Join us for a fun week of creative use of watercolor and other types of watermedia to produce many paintings of our beautiful and colorful world. The class …
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