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.

“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 4 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 9 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 10 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 14 weeks ago

“Many of us routinely devote years to education and hardly invest minutes in serious spiritual formation; but it is only in spiritual growth that we have staying power in the faith. Surviving adversity demands spiritual maturity that comes only from intentional participation in the habits and graces divinely given for spiritual maturing.” (Barry Callen)

Posted 17 weeks ago