Jun 28 - Jul 1, 2018

Attending to God in an Age of Distraction



James K. A. Smith

Alan Jacobs


Mia Carameros (Bio)


Claire Holley (Bio)

For this summertime retreat we’ll dig into how our technological environment—what Nicholas Carr has called our “glass cage”—has qualitatively changed our capacity for attention. Especially since the habits of attention, contemplation, and introspection are so crucial to the Christian life, and in many ways one of the great gifts of Christianity to the West.

What does a “liturgical audit” of our technological habits reveal? What spiritual insights emerge from an analysis of distraction? We’ll take up all of this (and more) in the blissfully cellphone free environs of the Frio River Canyon.

Retreat Audio