Through faith, God refreshes not only our hearts and spirits, but also our minds. Learning more about our traditions and our world is an important aspect of growing in relationship with God. Each summer, we’re blessed by the opportunity to explore our faith intellectually by the presence of the Craigville Colloquy in our midst. This year, the Colloquy takes place from Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17.
The Craigville Theological Colloquy combines the elements of a theological conference and a spiritual retreat. This year, the Colloquy will explore the theme “Christianity and Judaism: New Texts, New Contexts, and New Perspectives.” Featured speakers include the Rev. Peter Pettit, Ph.D. (Muhlenberg College), Dr. Karla Suomala (Luther College), Rabbi Or Rose (Hebrew College), and Andy Lang (Executive Director, Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ). Through lectures, small group discussions, and common worship, attendees will rethink and reframe their understanding of the relationship between these two dynamic faiths.
I encourage you to consider attending the Colloquy this year. It’s a great opportunity to both deepen your understanding and step back for personal reflection and renewal. Registration is now open, and general and specific scholarships are available (including scholarships for laypeople). For additional information and registration instructions, visit http://craigvillecolloquy.com.