Diffusions :: Glittering Vices

With Tim Oberholzer

April 25 - May 16, 2024
Zoom
The vices mark things we need to leave behind. That is our starting point. ... [An] adequate and effective response invokes "graced disciplines," daily rhythms of discipleship that bridge a life held captive to vice and a life that shines with beautiful virtue. -- from the Preface of Glittering Vices by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung This book discussion will follow Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung's Second Edition of Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies chapter-by-chapter. In this 10-week journey, our group will meet via 1 1/2 hour Zoom sessions, Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm (Pacific) 9-10:30 pm (Eastern),…

Diffusions – Praying with the Desert Mothers : Ammas as Scripture Scholars

With Dr. Samantha L. Miller

May 1, 2024
Zoom
Looking closely at the sayings and lives of the desert saints, we think about their particular spiritual practices, what those practices lead to, and how we might imitate these practices in our own lives. Come see what our new friends can teach us about spiritual formation in this final part of our spring desert saints series!

Diffusions – Monastic Land Stewardship: Caring for the Earth in Troubled Times

With Jason M. Brown, Samuel Torvend, Brenna Cussen-Anglada, Douglas Burton-Christie and Sr. Carol Ann Wassmuth, OSB

May 11 - August 10, 2024
ZOOM
This webinar series will focus on exploring the perspectives of contemplative and monastic communities on the ethics of care for the land. Through both historical and current examples, the speakers will discuss the relationship between the vow of stability and sense of place, the virtue of simplicity as an environmental ethic, work and prayer (Ora et Labora) as ecological theology, and Lectio Terra as embodied spirituality. The speakers will highlight the quiet environmental justice and conservation work that is happening on monastic lands all over North America.

Diffusions – Praying with the Desert Mothers : Heralds in the Desert

With Dr. Samantha L. Miller

June 12, 2024
Zoom
Looking closely at the sayings and lives of the desert saints, we think about their particular spiritual practices, what those practices lead to, and how we might imitate these practices in our own lives. Come see what our new friends can teach us about spiritual formation in this final part of our spring desert saints series!

Diffusions – Praying with the Desert Mothers : Desert as Idyllic Garden

With Dr. Samantha L. Miller

September 4, 2024
Zoom
Looking closely at the sayings and lives of the desert saints, we think about their particular spiritual practices, what those practices lead to, and how we might imitate these practices in our own lives. Come see what our new friends can teach us about spiritual formation in this final part of our spring desert saints series!

Diffusions – Praying with the Desert Mothers : The Pearl of Great Price

With Dr. Samantha L. Miller

October 16, 2024
Zoom
Looking closely at the sayings and lives of the desert saints, we think about their particular spiritual practices, what those practices lead to, and how we might imitate these practices in our own lives. Come see what our new friends can teach us about spiritual formation in this final part of our spring desert saints series!

Diffusions – Praying with the Desert Mothers : Humility and the Manifestation of Thoughts

With Dr. Samantha L. Miller

December 4, 2024
Zoom
Looking closely at the sayings and lives of the desert saints, we think about their particular spiritual practices, what those practices lead to, and how we might imitate these practices in our own lives. Come see what our new friends can teach us about spiritual formation in this final part of our spring desert saints series!

Diffusions – Praying with the Desert Mothers : Penthos and Tears – Signs of Conversion

With Dr. Samantha L. Miller

February 5, 2025
Zoom
Looking closely at the sayings and lives of the desert saints, we think about their particular spiritual practices, what those practices lead to, and how we might imitate these practices in our own lives. Come see what our new friends can teach us about spiritual formation in this final part of our spring desert saints series!

Diffusions – Praying with the Desert Mothers : The Hidden Life

With Dr. Samantha L. Miller

March 12, 2025
Zoom
Looking closely at the sayings and lives of the desert saints, we think about their particular spiritual practices, what those practices lead to, and how we might imitate these practices in our own lives. Come see what our new friends can teach us about spiritual formation in this final part of our spring desert saints series!

Diffusions – Praying with the Desert Mothers : Prayer and Hospitality

With Dr. Samantha L. Miller

April 30, 2025
Zoom
Looking closely at the sayings and lives of the desert saints, we think about their particular spiritual practices, what those practices lead to, and how we might imitate these practices in our own lives. Come see what our new friends can teach us about spiritual formation in this final part of our spring desert saints series!