The Big Silence Retreat

Are you tried of all the noise in your life? Do you need some silence so you can connect with God? Friends of Blessed Earth, Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston Salem, North Carolina are hosting their “Big Silence Retreat.” It is a four-day mostly silent retreat.The Retreat is January 17-20, 2016. Here is Centenary’s… Continue reading The Big Silence Retreat

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Interview with A.J. Swoboda: Pastor, Professor, and Author

Dr. A. J. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at George Fox Evangelical Seminary and a number of other universities and Bible colleges. Previous to this, A.J. served as a campus pastor at the University of Oregon. His doctoral research… Continue reading Interview with A.J. Swoboda: Pastor, Professor, and Author

Asbury Seminary’s Sabbath Experience Year A Success

Watch a short video about the Asbury Sabbath Experience Asbury Theological Seminary just wrapped up its year-long Sabbath Experience. The seminary community deemed it a resounding success. The year included a variety of facets: September 2014– 24/6 books were distributed to the seminary community at the beginning of the semester. The books were the “all-school… Continue reading Asbury Seminary’s Sabbath Experience Year A Success

Sabbath Questions with Dr. Marilyn Elliott

Marilyn Elliot is the Vice President of Community Formation at Asbury Theological Seminary.  As part of their twelve-week Sabbath Experience, Marilyn hosted potluck suppers at her home on Saturday evenings.  Below are Dr. Elliot’s reflections on this experience. To keep Sabbath requires a significant, thoughtful restructuring of our ‘life-way’ – our life style and habit… Continue reading Sabbath Questions with Dr. Marilyn Elliott