Iconography with Suzanne Schleck

Kanuga Conferences, Inc.

The gospel in line and color February 6-12, 2021 About the Instructor Suzanne Schleck of Whiting, NJ, returns for her thirteenth year of teaching icon painting at Kanuga. A retired public school art teacher, she has studied for more than 20 years with the Rev. John Walsted, master iconographer and expert on 14th to 16th …
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Spiritual Writing: Formation through Words

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

A Spiritual Formation Elective DATES Jan. 11 – Feb. 14, 2021 OVERVIEW This class will ask what, if anything, can make nonfiction writing “spiritual.” You will read selections from essays and memoirs in the spiritual writing genre and try composing your own versions of this material. How can we write about something so personal and …
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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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Knee-Deep in Flotsam: Reimagining Ministry Now That Everything Has Changed

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

We are all innovators now. Only a year ago, “sustainability” and “innovation” described extracurricular activities for churches—mostly niche projects that had minimal impact on the daily work of ministry. Suddenly, in 2020, innovation is what we all do—ready or not. We are exhausted and disoriented by this newness, not just because innovation is unfamiliar to …
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Growing in Relationship with God: An Immersion Experience; An Online Spiritual Formation Foundational Retreat

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

OVERVIEW During the online Immersion retreat, time is spent in four areas: academic, communal, personal, and practical. Another important facet is the opportunity to reflect on one’s spiritual journey in an intentional way through guided meditations, prayer, reflection, and journaling. While this class is open to all who wish to grow in deeper relationship with …
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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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Difficult Texts: Confronting What the Bible Really Says About Poverty, Authority, and the Status Quo

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

The Kelso Community Conversation on Race and Faith OVERVIEW From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible proclaims justice and prosperity for the poor: the Exodus is a founding story of God being on the side of the poor and oppressed, the Deuteronomic Code offers commandments that say that how you care for your neighbor is how you …
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Celtic Spirituality and English Mysticism

Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL)

This course will cover the history of Christian Spirituality in the British Isles prior to the Protestant Reformation, including Celtic Spirituality, Romano-British Christianity, Anglo-Saxon spirituality, and medieval English mysticism. Students will practice and reflect upon the spiritual disciplines described and prescribed in primary texts (The Cloud of Unknowing, Walter Hilton’s Scale of Perfection, Julian of …
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Church History: Wisdom of Mission Today

Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL)

This course will explore the history of Christianity by focusing on snapshots of it in different times and places, by attending to its diversity over time, by encountering contrasting historical figures in its history, by asking what “salvation” meant and what “mission” consisted of in each of these times and places, and by pondering how …
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