I’ll be teaching Introduction to Christian Mysticism through Emory University Continuing Education this summer. For more information, click here.

Date: July 28, 2015—August 25, 2015
Time: 07:00-09:00 p.m.
Event: Introduction to Christian Mysticism
Topic: Christian Mysticism
Sponsor: Emory Continuing Education
404.727.6000
Venue: Emory Continuing Education
404.727.6000
Location: 12 Executive Park Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
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North Decatur Presbyterian Church invited me to lead a three week series on the life, writings, and spiritual meaning of Thomas Merton. The class is on Sunday mornings between services, and is open to the public.

Date: April 12, 2015—April 26, 2015
Time: 09:30-10:30 a.m.
Event: Exploring Thomas Merton
Topic: Thomas Merton
Sponsor: North Decatur Presbyterian Church
(404) 636-1429
Venue: North Decatur Presbyterian Church
(404) 636-1429
Location: 611 Medlock Road
Decatur, GA 30033

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Through Emory Continuing Education, I’ll be offering a five week course on “Inspirational Writing” — for people of all faith or wisdom traditions, for anyone who wishes to write nonfiction or fiction that will inspire others.

Date: April 22, 2015—May 20, 2015
Time: 07:00-09:00 p.m.
Event: Inspirational Writing
Topic: Writing
Sponsor: Emory Continuing Education
Venue: Emory Continuing Education
Location: 12 Executive Park Drive
Atlanta, GA
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I will be leading one of the sessions at the Shalem Regional Gathering in North Carolina on March 23. The event runs March 22 through 25 — hope to see you there.

Date: March 22, 2015—March 25, 2015
Event: Shalem Regional Gathering
Topic: Contemplative Prayer
Sponsor: Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation
301-897-7334
Venue: Caraway Conference Center
Location: Sophia, NC
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Note: this event has been postponed. New dates are not yet available, but I’ll post them on this blog as soon as I know. If you’re interested in the event, feel free to contact the Beecken Center to notify them of your interest.

I’ll be joining my wonderful colleagues the Rev. Stuart Higginbotham and CeCe Balboni (president of the board of the Shalem Institute) to present a wonderful retreat on contemplative leadership, in one of my favorite places on earth: Monteagle, TN, just up the road from Sewanee.

Date: February 25, 2015—February 28, 2015
Event: Practicing Mind-in-Heart Spiritual Leadership
Topic: Contemplative Leadership
Sponsor: The Beecken Center
800-722-1974
Venue: DuBose Conference Center
Location: Monteagle, TN
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Scripture describes the body as a temple. How do we, as people of faith, embody our faith and spirituality? This two-week program offers practical insight into how prayer, meditation, and other forms of self-care contribute to both spiritual and physical wellness.

Date: February 15, 2015—February 22, 2015
Time: 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Event: Spirituality and Bodily Health
Topic: Spirituality & Health
Sponsor: St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Venue: St. Luke's Episcopal Church
404-873-7600
Location: 435 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

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I’ll be presenting a program on Pope Francis and his encyclical, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Brookhaven, GA. The day will begin with Mass at 9 a.m., with my talks beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding by 1 p.m. This program is open to the public; there’s no charge to attend (an offering will be taken).

Date: April 18, 2015
Time: 09:00 a.m.-01:00 p.m.
Event: Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel
Topic: Catholic Spirituality
Sponsor: Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church
(404) 261-7181
Venue: Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church
(404) 261-7181
Location: 1350 Hearst Drive NE
Brookhaven, GA 30319
Public: Public

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Join me on Sunday mornings, March 1 through 22, 2015, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Atlanta. I’ll be teaching a class on the “History of English Spirituality.” Adult education begins at 10 AM in the parish hall.

Date: March 1, 2015—March 22, 2015
Time: 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Event: History of English Spirituality
Topic: English Spirituality
Sponsor: St. Luke's Episcopal Churh
Venue: St. Luke's Episcopal Church
404-873-7600
Location: 435 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

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I’ll be teaching a class called “Exploring Christian Mysticism” through the Neshama Interfaith Center at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Alpharetta, GA. Class begins on February 2 and runs for five Monday evenings until March 2.

This class unpacks the history and core teachings of contemplative Christianity, and provides useful exercises for exploring the practical, transformational heart of mystical spirituality: the wisdom in which, as Thomas Merton said, we all “shine like the sun.”

Date: February 2, 2015—March 2, 2015
Time: 07:00-09:00 p.m.
Event: Exploring Christian Mysticism
Topic: Christian Mysticism
Sponsor: Neshama Interfaith Center
Venue: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
770-475-4501
Location: 535 Rucker Road
Alpharetta, GA 3004
Public: Public
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The Daughters of the King at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church in Atlanta have invited me to lead a Saturday workshop on “Praying with Julian of Norwich.” The event will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.

Date: March 14, 2015
Time: 09:30-11:30 a.m.
Event: Praying with Julian of Norwich
Topic: Prayer
Sponsor: St. Martin in the Fields Daughters of the King
Venue: St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church
Location: Atlanta, GA
Public: Private

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I love Columbia Theological Seminary’s “Spirituality Immersion Experience” and recommend it to anyone interested in a deeper Christian spirituality. I’ll be presenting two conferences at this Immersion, at the beautiful Montreat Conference Center near Asheville, NC.

Date: March 8, 2015—March 11, 2015
Event: Spirituality Immersion Experience
Topic: Christian Spirituality
Sponsor: Columbia Theological Seminary Center for Lifelong Learning
404-687-4577
Venue: Montreat Conference Center
800.572.2257
Location: 401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757
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