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 "Poetry at the Gym" by Virgina Hearn, New College Berkeley Professor of Communications.
The Sermon on the Mount:
The Teacher Makes a Difference
Saturday, March 29, 2014,9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Sanctuary
First Presbyterian Church Berkeley, 2407 Dana Street, Berkeley
Cost: $50; $90 couple; $35 student (includes lunch)
Every age needs its comfortable assumptions challenged by Scripture’s unsettling call to live Christ’s way. Join us as we journey with Earl Palmer through Jesus’ most famous sermon, laying open fuller meanings all along the way. The result will be a rediscovery of this vibrant sermon which grips listeners as it did when Jesus first preached it.
Earl Palmer (M.Div.) is author of many books, including A Faith That Works and Trusting God: Christian Faith in a World of Uncertainty. He directs Earl Palmer Ministries.
NCB Spring Preview
Monastic Wisdom for Everyday Life with Evan Howard, Ph.D.
Saturday, January 18
Caring for Words: Stewardship of Language as Ministry and Spiritual Discipline with Marilyn McEntyre, Ph.D.
Saturdays, February 22-March 1
The Sermon on the Mount: The Teacher Makes a Difference
(Matthew 5, 6, and 7) with Earl Palmer, M. Div. Saturday, March 29
Contemplative Prayer Retreat—Examining Our Lives in Lent
with Susan Phillips, Ph.D. Saturday, April 12
Christian Friendship in Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” and “Emma” with Margaret Horwitz, Ph.D. Saturday, April 26
Women Empowered to Serve with Sharon Gallagher, M.T.S.
Saturday, May 3
Group Spiritual Direction
Supervised by Susan Phillips
Fall 2013–Spring 2014.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 15)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in participating. View/download the brochure.