Shared Text, Shared Faith: Lies, Loss, and Lament (For Pastors)
A project of Pastor Kerra English and Rabbi Patrick Beaulier, Shared Text, Shared Faith where Christian pastors and lay learners can improve their understanding of the Hebrew Bible and Judaism as it relates to Christian teaching, preaching and living.
For Lies, Loss and Lament, our retreat will help pastors
- Learn the Jewish understanding of the “suffering prophets” Jeremiah and Lamentations
- Incorporate new hermeneutics and homiletics techniques, just in time for the lectionary preaching cycle for August through October
- Develop a spiritual toolkit for understanding suffering as a teacher and leader
(Though in-person retreats are currently on hold – This is an example of the kinds of retreats I enjoy creating.)
Check back here or at www.ashlandpresbyterian.org for details regarding this retreat I have worked with my congregation to put on annually since 2013.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT KERRA’S RETREATS
“Ash Grove women’s retreat is an event I return to year after year. The themes are always timely and powerful with activities and responses that beautifully enhance the chosen theme. I go with an intention to be transformed, and I am never disappointed.”
Christy White – on Ash Grove Women’s Retreat
“My retreat experience led by Kerra created needed space for God’s voice to be heard in my life. That voice came in the silence of the garden, the wind of the labyrinth, holy worship, sacred scripture, communal meals, and collegial conversations. This should be a monthly ritual for ministers.”
Jay McNeal – on retreat for leaders of small congregations
“While Richmond Hill is a Christian retreat center, Pastor Kerra helped me to feel at home with an ecumenical group. Loved the retreat and will go again.”
Rabbi Patrick Beaulier – on retreat for leaders of small congregations
Let friends and colleagues know about this event. Publicity will begin in January!