... EQUIPPING CHRISTIANS FOR LIVES OF EVERYDAY DISCIPLESHIP
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, "Walking the Pilgrim Path" by Susan S. Phillips, Ph.D., Executive Director, New College Berkeley.
The theme for this year's NCB/FPCB Film Series is “Walking in Light: The Witness of Faithful Lives.” The series will feature four biographical films with commentary by each evening’s presenter. It will run on Friday nights from July 11 to August 1 in room G202 at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana Street, Room G202, Geneva Hall.
New College Berkeley & First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley Present
Reel Faith Film Series 2014
Walking in Light: the Witness of Faithful Lives
First Pres. Berkeley, 2407 Dana Street Room G202, Geneva
Please join us to view and discuss four films about people of faith
Friday, July 11,7:00 pmEntertaining Angels: the Dorothy Day Story Facilitator: Sharon Gallagher
Friday, July 18, 7:00 pmThe Belle of Amherst (Emily Dickinson) Facilitator: Marilyn McEntyre
Friday, July 25, 7:00 pmShadow Lands (C.S. Lewis) Facilitator: Ian Noyes
Friday, July 25, 7:00 pm
Weapons of the Spirit (the villagers of Le Chabon) Facilitator: Mark Stryker
Sharon Gallagher, M.T.S., is associate director and professor of Christianity and the Media at New College Berkeley. She is also the editor of Radix magazine, for which she writes a film column.
Marilyn McEntyre, Ph.D., has taught courses integrating literature and spirituality at Westmont College, Princeton Seminary, and New College Berkeley. She has published many books of poetry and prose, including Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies.
Ian Noyes, M.Div. is senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.
Mark Stryker, M.Div., is supply pastor of adult ministries at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.
Fall Programs 2014
The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius
Susan Phillips and Jill Boyce (Berkeley) The Rev. Chris Shiber (Palo Alto)
September 2014 to May 2015 in Palo Alto and in Berkeley
The 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.
Thursdays, 7:10‑9:10 p.m., September 4–December 11, cosponsored with First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana Street, Room: TBA (GTU academic credit available) Cost: $280 Student: $140 (Partial scholarships available for FPCB members.)
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.
What Makes a Bible Translation Good?
Wednesday, 7 p.m., November 14, BerkeleyCovenantChurch, 1632 Hopkins, Fireside Room
Richard Rhodes, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Linguistics will discuss theories of Biblical translation and which translations are most helpful.
Small Group Spiritual Direction Group Spiritual Direction Supervised by Susan Phillips Fall 2014–Spring 2015. 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.
Advent Prayer Retreat
Susan S. Phillips
Saturday, 9:00 a.m‑1p.m. December 13, Cosponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church Berkeley, 2407 Dana, G208 and G209. Cost:$25 (enrollment limited)
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.
The Semon 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 email@example.com. Click HERE to register for an upcoming class.
NCB 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 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.
Read the tribute to Robert N. Bellah, preeminent scholar of the sociology of religion who served on New College Berkeley’s Advisory Board since 1994.