Growing our God Images

October 5, 2018 - October 6, 2018

Offered by Mary Ellen Ashcroft

Friday, October 5 – Saturday, October 6, 2018


During this retreat we will explore how our god images must change as we reshape our broken stories within life’s realities. We will delve into our own life thresholds that have forced us to retell our stories. We will consider god images we’ve had to (or need to) abandon as we’ve outgrown them, as well as inviting a bigger god to fill those spaces. Mary Ellen will provide input on spiritual growth and god images, sharing from her new book OMG: Growing With Our God Images. There will be time for quiet, being outdoors, sharing and worship.

Rev. Mary Ellen Ashcroft, PhD, received her PhD in English from the University of Minnesota, and completed ordination requirements at Cambridge University where she was a fellow in The Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies. She has written a number of books, including Dogspell and The Magdalene Gospel, which have been translated into a number of languages.  After many years as a literature and writing professor, Mary Ellen Ashcroft now lives in Grand Marais, where she is a writer, teacher, retreat leader, wilderness guide, spiritual director, leader of Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church and grandmother. Her book, OMG: Growing With Our God Images will be published summer 2018.

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