Advent Day of Reflection, via Zoom

December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

So, What’s Birthing?

Meister Eckhart boldly suggests that we are all meant to be mothers of God – For God is forever needing to be born. And contemporary theologian Jack Shea describes Advent as Lamaze classes for believers.

To the extent that these two wise characters are onto something – and I am convinced that they are – then it would behoove us and serve the world if we were to take seriously the adventure and privilege and holy obligation of Advent by contemplating and cooperating with a God who is eager and desperate to enter into our lives – beautiful and chaotic – this season.

Please join us as we celebrate this mystery and ask ourselves how we are invited and called to Birth a bit of the Divine into a world in need of the same.

Presenter: Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson

Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson challenges us to enter more deeply into the mystery of grace, the mystery of God through storytelling, poetry, and humor. Working with parents, teachers, pastoral staff and faith communities Dr. Nelson-Johnson designs and conducts formation programs that encourage, affirm, and inspire. The author and leader of the acclaimed Beloved retreat, he is the Founder as well as Creative & Animating Partner of Soul Play LLC, which can be found at Dr. Nelson-Johnson is also Resident Theologian and Animator of Faith at Old St. Patrick’s Church. He holds a Master’s degree from the Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake.

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