DISCOVERING YOUR SACRED IDENTITY


WENDELL BERRY

A Spirituality of Sustenance

An online course

Wendell Berry, through his many writings (including essays, fiction, and poetry), has offered us a gift of once again seeing the sacredness of life – all life! In light of this, how ought we to live? This question is not an abstract one, but rather one to be asked of each of us where we stand presently. This course will reflect on the life and writings of Wendell Berry, drawing out his understanding of what it means to live as God’s people in God’s world, enjoying the wonder of creation and community.

Doing Life With God.

“If we are to recover what it means to be a creature, to live a given life in a given world, then Sabbath will be a central practice. It is in Sabbath that we learn to rest and wrest ourselves from the anxieties of achievement, of making and doing, that clamor inside and out.”

(Ragan Sutterfield)

Posted 3 days ago

“Discipline is the effort to avoid deafness and to become sensitive to the sound of the voice that calls us by a new name and invites us to a new life in discipleship.” (Henri Nouwen)

Posted 8 weeks ago

“Living graciously within the boundaries of our life as it has been entrusted to us gives our life substance. Oddly enough, something of the will of God is contained in the very limits we often try to sidestep or ignore.”

- Ruth Haley Barton

Posted 13 weeks ago

“Conversion is a gift and an achievement. It is the act of a moment and the work of a lifetime. You can’t attain salvation by disciplines - it is the gift of God… While salvation cannot be attained by discipline around an unsurrendered self, nevertheless when the self is surrendered to Christ and a new center formed, then you can discipline your life around that new center - Christ.” - E. Stanley Jones

Posted 14 weeks ago

“As long as we relate primarily to each other’s wealth, health, stability, intelligence, and soul strength, we cannot develop true community. Community is not a talent show in which we dazzle the world with our combined gifts. Community is the place where our poverty is acknowledged and accepted, not as something we have to learn to cope with as best as we can but as a true source of new life.” (Henri Nouwen)

Posted 18 weeks ago