Being and Believing in the Age of the Spirit

October 31, 2014 - November 2, 2014


Special Opportunity: October 31-November 2, 2014

The Hospitality of AbrahamWe are living in and through a period of time that is known as the “Great Emergence”.

Like the Great Reformation of five hundred years ago and the Great Schism of a thousand years ago, our Great Emergence is an era of enormous change in every part of life, and especially in our lives as Christians and as the Church. One of the greatest of these shifts or changes is in how we appear to be coming into a newer, richer, fuller understanding of the Trinity, of the agency of the Holy Spirit, and of our lives as Spirit-filled people.

We will look briefly at the Great Emergence in order to understand better where these shifting emphases have come from and what they have brought with them.

We will then move on to spend the bulk of our time together on in-depth explorations of what these shifts mean in our lives as individual Christians and, in aggregate, in the on-going life of the Church.

Led by Phyllis Tickle, founding editor of the Religion Department of “Publishers Weekly”, the international journal of the book industry.

Phyllis Tickle is an authority on religion in America and a much sought after lecturer on the subject. She is the author of over two dozen books in religion and spirituality, most recently The Spirit of the Age, Emergence Christianity, The Great Emergence, and How Christianity is Changing and Why. She is also the author of the notable and popular The Divine Hours series.

Tickle began her career as a college teacher, serving for six years as academic dean to the Memphis College of Art, before entering full time into writing and publishing. She has received several awards for her writing and publishing and two honorary degrees (Doctor of Humane Letters).

Phyllis Tickle website here »  /  Phyllis Tickle photo (above left) by Teresa Hooper

  • Arrivals and registration: 2–4 pm Friday; ends 1:30 pm Sunday.
  • Fee: $250; deposit: $50.
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