Meditating on the Miracles with John Bell (presented by Companions on the Inner Way)
MEDITATING ON THE MIRACLES
If the miracle stories in the Gospels were few in number and limited in spectrum, they could be dismissed as pre-rational accounts of explicable phenomena. But there are 32 of them, and some take up whole chapters. What if their purpose were to offer profound insights into the nature of God and humanity? What if they provided a mirror for the soul? What if we moved from marveling at to engaging with?
Our speaker will lead us in meditating on four very different miracles with no attempt to explain them away, but rather to acknowledge that the language of mystery can be more profound than that of reason.
About Our Speaker: John Bell is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland and a member of the Iona Community, an ecumenical association based in Scotland whose 250 members are committed to the renewal of church and society through prayer, peace-making and social justice. For over twenty five years he has been one of four staff of the Community engaged primarily in the areas of the renewal of worship, spirituality and lay training. One significant aspect of this work has been the music of the church.
With his colleagues he has been responsible for the production of over twenty collections of songs and a substantial volume of liturgical material. John Bell has also collected, translated and arranged for congregational singing much material from the Southern hemisphere, thus enabling Western Christians to receive from and enter into solidarity with their sisters and brothers in the developing world.
Format: Each day includes lecture and dialogue with John Bell; small group community around spiritual reading; corporate and individual times of silence and contemplation; worship with Eucharist; and communing with God through movement,art, and nature.
Retreat Location: The Serra Retreat Center, Malibu, California is a community of Spanish Mission-style buildings that have been the home to the Franciscan Friars of California for over half a century and include dazzling 360-degree view of the eastern mountains, canyons and the Pacific Ocean. Visit the Serra Retreat Center online at www.serraretreat.com.
Serra Retreat Center (View)
3401 Serra Road
Malibu, CA 90265
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|