Last night was special. The Rev. Dr. Roger Ferlo gave an excellent talk to celebrate the 50th year of Lifetime Theological Education. One theme emerging from Dr. Ferlo's presentation is that a good training at Seminary must involve seizing opportunities to learn beyond the traditional curriculum. Continuing education needs to be part of the regular education. And so today, we invite us all to consider the opportunity to learn from Sybil MacBeth.
Praying in Color sounds like a fun spiritual practice, doesn't it? And indeed it can be. This practice provides a tangible way to engage with the Divine. Often in prayer our minds wander, our bodies are restless, our words seem inadequate, and so many other barriers make it difficult for us to enjoy quality time with our God. Sybil MacBeth is providing two opportunities this week to learn about this embodied prayer practice. At 8:00 PM today, February 7, Sybil will lead a workshop in Praying in Color in our coffee shop on the lower level of Addison, the Flamingo. Another session will take place at 1:00 PM in the Flamingo tomorrow, February 8.
One of the great gifts of this place is the opportunities provided to us to learn new spiritual practices, engage in conversation, and learn from other people of faith. Consider taking advantage of one of these opportunities to learn from Sybil MacBeth about the practice of Praying in Color.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President