How to Stay in Touch

Photo by Fran McColman

I recently received a very nice email from a reader in Canada, who ended her message like this: “So thank you Carl and I look to somehow stay in touch with you?” Here’s how I replied: Thanks for this lovely message. Briefly put, the best ways to stay in touch are: Keep reading my blog, […]

Where Three Streams Meet

Where Three Streams Meet: Celtic Spirituality (Dublin: The Columba Press, 2000)

Benedictine monk Seán Ó Duinn explores the neolithic, mythical, and Christian elements of Celtic spirituality, showing how these “three streams” each contribute their own unique qualities to the mystical splendor of Ireland and the other Celtic lands.

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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Mary and Martha are Sisters

"Christ in the House of Martha and Mary" by Diego Velázquez (1618)

A sermon preached at First Baptist Church, Springfield, Ohio, on October 26, 2014 Scripture: Luke 10:38-42 When I was a little boy, my brother took me to the theater to see my first movie. It was called The Parent Trap. While younger members of the congregation may remember the 1998 version starring Lindsey Lohan, those of […]