Sunday, May 15, 2016

Seven Bridge Sessions

Writing and the Spiritual Life
With Reverend Robert Johansen

Saturday, May 21, 2016
10:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.
Thayer Memorial Library, Dexter Thayer Room

In this workshop we will sample contemporary spiritual writing drawn from several genres, explore qualities that make writing spiritual, and compare and contrast spiritual writing with other types of writing. The workshop will also include writing exercises to help each participant explore his or her own spiritual experience and how it might be incorporated into other types of writing. 

Bob Johansen currently serves as Minister of First Church of Christ Unitarian in Lancaster. He describes writing as spiritual practice—paying attention to the movement of the Spirit within us, between us and around us.  Bob has worked for over twenty years as an ecumenical spiritual director in the contemplative tradition of the Shalem Institute, has twice been chosen to participate in the Collegeville Ecumenical Writing Workshops at St. Johns Univeristy in Collegeville, Minnesota, and was awarded a Lilly Grant for Clergy Renewal in 2010. He is the author of over 60 articles on faith and spirituality published in The Gardener News; his work is included in Mary Ylvisaker Nilsen’s Words That Sing: Composing Lyrical Prose (Zion Press, 2012).

Please join us for this free event.

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