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August 2014

Crafting a Personal Rule of Life

August 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church,
13560 Cogburn Road, Milton, GA 30004 United States
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Beholding the Presence of God Every Day: Crafting a Personal Rule of Life with Carl McColman Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Hosted by St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church 13560 Cogburn Road, Milton, GA 30004 St. Benedict says, “God is waiting for us to translate his teachings into action.” For many Christians, a Personal Rule of Life is a valuable tool for doing just that — experiencing the joy and purpose of faith on a daily basis. With… [Read more...]

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Book Signing and Talk in North Atlanta

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Home in Atlanta

The Neshama Interfaith Center announces a new series: ‘Evening with an Author’  Book signing and Presentation by Carl McColman Author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism Thursday, August 14, 2014, from 7 – 9pm Location: 8450 Valemont Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350 Mysticism is a topic many people associate with eastern spiritual practices such as Zen Buddhism or yoga. But Christianity has its own mystical tradition with a long and rich history that reaches back to the early days of the Christian scriptures… [Read more...]

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July 2014
$15 ($20 Day of Event)

Contemplative Prayer: Insights from the Saints

July 12 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd,
3740 Holtzclaw Road, Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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The First Saturday Book Club of the Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd, Cumming, GA invites you to a special event with contemplative author and speaker Carl McColman and musician Michael Abreu. The Catholic Tradition of Contemplative Prayer: Insights from the Saints “A Way to Grow Closer to God” Carl’s talk, based on his book Answering the Contemplative Call, will celebrate the tradition of silent prayer that begins with the Bible and extends throughout the history of Catholic Christianity. This… [Read more...]

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May 2014

Inspirational Nonfiction Writing

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - June 12 @ 9:30 pm
Emory Continuing Education,
12 Executive Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 United States
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Inspirational Nonfiction Writing Books with spiritual themes — from traditional religious writing to more fluid “new age” literature — remain one of the most vibrant and popular of nonfiction genres. But writing about faith, belief and spiritual experience poses unique challenges for both aspiring and seasoned authors. How do you proclaim your message, without sounding preachy or dogmatic? What elements are necessary to make a book interesting, compelling, and spiritually nurturing? How do you navigate the challenges when writing about… [Read more...]

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Introduction to Christian Mysticism

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - June 11 @ 9:00 pm
Emory Continuing Education,
12 Executive Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 United States

A class through Emory University Continuing Education. The renowned twentieth century German theologian Karl Rahner said, “The Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.” What could he have meant by this? In the popular mind, mysticism is associated with eastern spirituality, like Yoga or Zen. But there is a little-known tradition of meditation and spiritual awakening even within Christianity. This non-sectarian class will survey the history of Christian mysticism from Biblical times to… [Read more...]

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Men’s Contemplative Retreat

May 5 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm
St. Bernard Abbey,
1600 St. Bernard Drive, SE, Cullman, AL 35055 United States
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Exploring the Monastic Experience: A Contemplative Retreat for Men St. Bernard Abbey, Cullman, Alabama Through the Columbia Theological Seminary’s Lifelong Learning Certificate in Spiritual Formation, this retreat offers a safe and structured environment for men interested in the spirituality of monasticism and/or of silent (contemplative) prayer. With an emphasis on the actual practice of silent prayer embedded in the monk’s daily round of chanted liturgical prayers, this experiential retreat offers participants the chance to “be still and now God” in… [Read more...]

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April 2014

Contemplative Spirituality Online Course

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - May 27 @ 2:00 pm
Center for Progressive Renewal,
Atlanta, GA United States

FOSTERING CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY FOR YOUR CHURCH (AND YOURSELF) An Online Course for Clergy and Lay Leaders Course Description: A common theme in our society today is the hunger for experience. From new age spiritualties, to the growth of Buddhism and other eastern spiritualties, to the rise of Pentecostalism, a driving force in today’s spiritual landscape is the quest for “experiential” spirituality rather than an abstract doctrinal faith. For Christians, the heart of experiential spirituality lies in the tradition of contemplative (meditative)… [Read more...]

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Webinar: Introduction to Contemplative Prayer

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Progressive Renewal,
Atlanta, GA United States

BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD: AN INVITATION TO CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER This webinar presentation invites you to reflect on, and experience, the Christian tradition of contemplative (silent) prayer. Contemplative prayer has roots in the Bible (Psalm 62:1: “For God alone my soul waits in silence”) and was practiced by the early desert fathers and mothers as well as by Christians throughout history— and is undergoing a widespread renaissance today. Contemplation is a prayer of deep and restful silence,… [Read more...]

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March 2014

Contemplative Prayer & Presence Retreat

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church,
571 Holt Road, Marietta, GA 30068 United States
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Saint Catherine’s Episcopal Church of Marietta, GA invites you to attend this special Saturday event on Contemplative Prayer and Presence. This program invites you to reflect on, and experience, the Christian tradition of contemplative (silent) prayer, and to consider how this prayer can be a blessing to Christians who minister to others. Our program will include a brief overview of the history of Christian contemplation, instructions in how to practice contemplative prayer, and time for shared reflection on how this… [Read more...]

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Retreat in Louisville, KY

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - March 23 @ 4:30 pm
St. Paul United Methodist Church,
2000 Douglass Blvd, Louisville, KY 40205 United States
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A Special Workshop/Retreat with Carl McColman, Author/Speaker/Teacher/Contemplative Saturday Evening, March 22, 2014 and Sunday Afternoon, March 23, 2014 At St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2000 Douglass Blvd., Louisville, KY “Four Compass Points for the Spiritual Life” Sponsored by St. Paul United Methodist Church and St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church Register online at www.stfrancisinthefields.org or contact Mary Downs at 502-228-1176 Cost: $20 per person Saturday Evening, March 22, 2014 ~ 7-9 PM Charting Your Path to God: Four Compass… [Read more...]

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