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Frank Griswold and Barbara Braver

Lent Retreat - Finding a Home in This World

Mar 1-4
Daylesford Abbey

To the Children of Israel in the wilderness, the Egypt they had known as slaves was more “home” than the promise of a land that lay ahead.  Finding a home in this world is an invitation to explore what “Egypts” we are being invited to relinquish in order to travel to the promised land of life in Christ which is our true home.  As with the Children of Israel, the journey is not a straight line forward, but a route that takes us backwards as well as forward, and sometimes has us travel in circles.  Yet all of it has one direction; toward home in the One who said, “Those who love me will keep


Diocesan Lent Day - “Fake News” Theology

10:00am-3:00pm Mar 7
Church of the Good Samaritan

“Fake News” Theology: 

How and Why We Use Biblical Authority to Dodge God’s Authority

We are pleased to announce Kenton Sparks as our keynote speaker. Kent is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Eastern University. Dr Sparks is the author of a number of books, including 'God's Words in Human Words' and 'Sacred Word, Broken Word' - a book looking at the darker texts of Scripture.

Kent writes: