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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, "An American Tragedy" by John White, Ph.D., psychologist and co-founder of the Huston Smith Center for Psychological and Spiritual Development.

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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: G202

Noah


Facilitator: Sharon Gallagher (M.T.S.)  July 10
The great flood story is retold.

 

The Way


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

 

Calvary


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

 

Exodus


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)

Cosponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, July 11, 2015, 7 p.m., Room G202 (no cost)

 

Upcoming Programs 2015

Group Spiritual Direction

Susan Phillips (Ph.D.) facilitator

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 (newcollege@aol.com) if you are interested in participating. 

Click HERE to learn more, or REGISTER below:

Registration Options

The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius

Supervised by Susan Phillips (Ph.D.) and Jill Boyce (R.N., M.A.)

Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

Day and time to be determined (2-2.5 hours /meeting), September 17-May 20, cosponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana Street

Cost: $900 for the 30 weeks to be paid to New College Berkeley by August 18.

(Partial scholarships available for FPCB members.)

These Spiritual Exercises were developed by Ignatius of Loyola in the 16th century. They offer a structure to daily living which elicits and encourages experiences of an ongoing relationship with God. The Exercises include learning to pray with our imagination and how to enter into the stories of Jesus so they intersect with our own lives. 

Click HERE to learn more, or REGISTER below:

Fees:

 

Writing Your Journey

Sharon Gallagher (M.T.S)

Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

Wednesdays, 7:109:10 p.m., September-December, (GTU academic credit available) Cost: $280 Student: $140, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley, Room: TBA

This is a semester-long course in a small-group format. Participants will be mentored in writing and in reading first-person non-fiction, viewing their lives as spiritual journeys. We will look to the world around us, to the guidance of Scripture, and into our hearts and minds to better understand our life experiences. 

Click HERE to learn more, or REGISTER below:

Fees:

 

Psychology of Moral Practice: Exploring Individual Differences

John White (Ph.D.)

Fall 2015

Saturday, October 3 and 10, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., (GTU academic credit available) Cost: $150 Student: $80 Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley, Room: TBA

Why do people so readily assume the worst about motives of their fellow citizens? Based upon the work of Jonathan Haidt this course will explore the new research how individuals generate their moral foundations, with emphasis on what forms this takes in day-to-day life. 

Click HERE to learn more, or REGISTER below:

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Embracing Silence: A Facilitated Retreat

Supervised by Jill Boyce (M.A.) and Sarah Johnson (M.A.)

Saturday, November 7, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., To be held at a private home in Walnut Creek. Cost: $25


Join us for a retreat steeped in the rich heritage of Christian silence, contemplative prayer and meditation. We will have times of being led in the practice by two spiritual directors, time for reflection, and time for shared silence. Come be renewed and refreshed in the embrace of God.

Click HERE to learn more, or REGISTER below:

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Advent Prayer Retreat

Susan Phillips (Ph.D.)

Fall 2015 – Spring 2016Saturday, December 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., Room: TBA
Cost: $25 No lunch (limited to a maximum of 25 participants)

Advent is an opportunity to reflect on this adventure into which God invites us. Carve out time in the press toward Christmas to prepare your hearts for walking the Way in the year ahead. Join us for a morning of prayer, reflection, and readying ourselves to continue our great pilgrimage with Christ.

Click HERE to learn more, or REGISTER below:  

 

 

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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.


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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 newcollege@aol.com.  Click HERE to register for an upcoming class.

 

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Walking In Newness Blog Series

 


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Of Interest . . .


 

 

The Cultivated Life by Susan S. PhillipsServing God's Community: Essays in Honor of W. Ward Gasque

Edited by Susan Phillips with Soo-Inn Tan, 2014, This Festschrift was presented to Dr. Gasque , the founding president of New College Berkeley, to honor him for his contribution to the cause of Christ, and with the hope that the things he has been committed to—biblical scholarship, leadership development, and the equipping of the laity—will continue to receive fresh exposure and momentum.




 

 

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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