Laity Lodge Retreat with Buddy Greene and Rodney Reeves

June 17-20 (Thursday-Sunday)

Laity Lodge

Type: Open Retreat

Lodge: $390

Black Bluff: $465

The good news of reconciliation–with God and with our neighbor–is a reality of the kingdom  of God that Jesus spoke and lived while on earth. Although the Gospel’s ministry of such reconciliation is preached and practiced from Mississippi to Cape Town, from Dublin to the Middle East, enmity between people still arouses conflict of apartheid, war, and genocide.

Come join Buddy Greene, New Testament scholar Rodney Reeves, special musical guests, Odessa Settles, Ashley Cleveland, and others in a conversation about relationships inspired by Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Personal stories, and songs from hymnody, black gospel, folk, and popular music will outline our question, “Is the good news of reconciliation our reality today?”


Buddy Greene

Singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonica stylist; Brentwood, TN

Rodney Reeves

Dean, Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry, Professor of Biblical Studies, Southwest Baptist University; Bolivar, MO


Odessa Settles

Vocalist and one of the founding members of The Princely Players; Nashville, TN

Ashley Cleveland

Recording artist, winner of 3 Grammy Awards including 2008 for Best Rock Gospel Album (Before the Daylight’s Shot); Nashville, TN. Click here for her website.


Carolyn (Wink) Winkler and Jill (Tink) Stover

Knitting and needle felting, Yarns in the Farms; Beverly Farms, MA

Olga Samples Davis

Creative writing and poetry, Author of Things My Mama Told Me: The Wisdom That Shapes Our Lives; San Antonio, TX

Debbie Taylor

Painter; Nashville, TN

Mike Lundy

Birding and Tennis; Kerrville, TX
Bring your binoculars if you already own a pair.