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Jun 27 - Jun 30, 2019

Picturing God: Metaphors for Pilgrims


James K.A. Smith (web)

Grand Rapids, MI

Lauren Winner (web)

Durham, NC


Michael Wilson (web)


Ben Kyle (web)


Considering the significance of metaphor in the spiritual life.

“How can anyone who is not a poet ever fully understand the gospels with their accumulation of metaphor?,” asks the poet R.S. Thomas. “Yet, how shall we attempt to describe or express ultimate reality except through metaphor or symbol?”

This retreat is an invitation to (re)consider the ways we’ve learned to picture God—and perhaps a chance to refresh the gallery of our imagination with images of God we’ve neglected or ignored.