Choral Spirituality: The Elder's Panel

Centre for Spiritual Renewal Podcast

Jun 27 2023 • 1 hr 23 mins

We are joined by Jim, Jacqui, and Peggy. These are people who have taken an Elder role in their families and communities. Their life expereinces have shaped their spiritual practices and so they share these learnings with us.

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Mary Oliver (2004) Long Life: Essays and Other Writings. Published by Da Capo Press.

The Living School for Action and Contemplation is led by four contemplatives— Richard Rohr, Jim Finley, Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, Barbara Holmes and Brian McLaren—and offered as a program of learning from The Center for Action and Contemplation,>livingschool

Check out St Dunstan’s website for up to date classes and offerings from the Revd David Taylor.

Regarding the humility of God, the book Jim was referring to is titled 'The Silence of God During the Passion' by Daniel Bourguet. English translation published June 6, 2016 by Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers.  It was translated from the original French edition - Copyright 2000 Éditions Olivétan, Lyon, France.

The Grand Embrace and Paul Young were mentioned in the same breath. The Grand Embrace included three events hosted by the Centre for Spiritual Renewal at St. Dunstan's Anglican Church in 2017, 2018 and 2019.  Paul Young, Lorie Martin, Cathy AJ Hardy and Brad Jersak spoke at all three. The one JIm referred to in the Elder’s podcast was held in the spring of 2018.

Centering Prayer, LIstening Prayer, Lectio Divina are all spiritual practices offered at St. Dunstan’s. Review their website for up to date offerings.

Music intro and outro to today’s podcast is taken from the piece Benedictus.