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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, Examining Our Lives In Lent by Susan S. Phillips, Executive Director, New College Berkeley.

 

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Upcoming          

Contemplative Prayer Retreat:

Examining Our Lives in Lent

Susan S. Phillips   

Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Co-sponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana Street Room: G213, G214 Cost $25 No lunch  Limited to a maximum of 25 participants)

Before his arrest, Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane. He faced reality and prayed. Join us at this Lenten retreat and give a long, loving look at that reality, in the company of our Lord and Christian brothers and sisters.

Susan S. Phillips (Ph.D.) is executive director of New College Berkeley, teaches Christian spirituality at the GTU, Fuller Seminary, Regent College, and is a spiritual director. She is the author of Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction.

 

 

Upcoming NCB Spring Programs

  

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


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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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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 (newcollege@aol.com) if you are interested in participating. View/download the brochure.

 

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Spring 2014 Program details.


             

New Media . . .

 

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

 

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Thanksgiving 2013

 


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Of Interest . . .


 

 

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.



 

 

Robert Bellah TributeRead the tribute to Robert N. Bellah, preeminent scholar of the sociology of religion who served on New College Berkeley’s Advisory Board since 1994.


 




 

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