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Walking in Newness

Welcome to New College Berkeley's blog, "Walking in Newness." Each month a member of the NCB faculty will post a personal reflection on their life of faith. Read the current month post, "Consider Your Ways" by Sharon Gallagher, NCB Associate Director and Professor of Christianity and the Media. 


Summer Programs 2015

Reel Faith Film Series 

Following God: Stories Ancient and Modern

Friday Nights, July 10-31, 7:00 p.m.

Cosponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana Street Room: TBA (no cost)


Facilitator: Sharon Gallagher   July 10
The great flood story is retold.


The Way

Facilitator: Marilyn McEntyre (Ph.D.)  July 17
A bereaved father walks the El Camino de Santiago in search of answers.



Facilitator: Ian Noyes (M.Div.)   July 24
An Irish priest struggles with his calling.



Facilitator: Mark Stryker (M.Div.)   July 31
The Bible’s inspiring story of liberation is retold.



Also coming Summer 2015: Leave the Circus and Enter the Garden an invitation by Susan S. Phillips (Ph.D.), followed by a signing for her new book, The Cultivated Life (IVP)

Date and location: TBA



Upcoming Programs 2015

Group Spiritual Direction

Supervised by Susan Phillips

Fall 2015–Spring 2016

Bay Area locations and times: TBA
Cost: $50/month, which may be paid in advance ($450, including the $50 deposit)
Note: space is limited, and must be reserved by August 14, 2015.


We will be offering an opportunity for monthly spiritual direction in a small group committed to a year of fellowship, contemplative listening, and prayer. The groups will be facilitated by trained spiritual directors under the supervision of Susan Phillips. There will be nine monthly two-hour meetings at Bay Area locations. Please call Susan Phillips (510-841-9386) or email her ( if you are interested in participating. 


Registration Options



Note: We’ve gone green! We will not be mailing out copies of the NCB brochure and encourage you to register online for programs. We also invite you to view and print out NCB program and registration information. We will print out and mail brochures on request.



Fall 2015 Program details.


New Media . . .


The Sermon on the Mount: The Teacher Makes a Difference, Earl Palmer
CD's available: Order

Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with People: Sinai as Past and Future Hope, Hiermonk Justin Sinaites
DVDs available, Two-Part Set


 For more information about ongoing classes/seminars, please contact us at  Click HERE to register for an upcoming class.


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Of Interest . . .



The Cultivated Life by Susan S. PhillipsNew College Berkeley director Susan Phillips walks us through the "circus" of our cultural landscape to invite us into a cultivated life of spirituality. We want to be rooted and grounded in Christ, but are pushed toward constant work, alternating between performance and spectacle. Cultivation requires a kind of attentiveness that is countercultural to our age of distraction. More info and places to purchase online.

Books will be available at the July book signing event at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. (More information to follow.)



Candlelight, Spiritual DirectionNCB Executive Director Susan Phillips'  book Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction offers an intimate view of spiritual direction through written narratives of actual spiritual direction sessions. The experiential practice is accompanied by theoretical and theological understandings that guide it. The book includes the stories of nine men and women whose stories illustrate how the journey of Christian discipleship is helped by spiritual direction. More info and places to purchase online.



 where=Where Faith Meets Culture: A Radix Magazine Anthology, is newly published. The book, edited by NCB Associate Director Sharon Gallagher, features articles by these distinguished writers: Peggy Alter, Kurt Armstrong, Robert Bellah, Bob Buford, Krista Faries, David and Susan Fetcho, Sharon Gallagher, David Gill, Joel B. Green, Os Guinness, Virginia Hearn, Walter Hearn, Don Heinz, Margaret Horwitz, Mark Labberton, Henri Nouwen, Dan Ouellette, Earl Palmer, Susan Phillips, Steve Scott, and Luci Shaw. You can order the anthology for $20.00 by sending a check to: Radix magazine, P.O. Box 4307, Berkeley, CA 94704.


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