Where is the Spirit at work in this world? A world where people living under occupation are blamed for their own suffering…where black men and women are murdered by police…where many who claim to love Jesus respond to refuge children with threats of violence…where trans folks are attacked for using the ‘wrong’ bathrooms…where children in oil-rich lands look up to the sky in terror…where workers around the world can’t feed their families…and where thousands live on the streets in the richest nation on earth?
Jesus’ life and message confront the oppressions that surround us, but modern expressions of Christianity routinely fail to embrace the subversive message of Jesus. How can our churches and communities center around the radical Spirit of Jesus?
To help people reconnect with the Spirit’s work in the world, we offer weekend intensives called “Nurturing Prophetic Imagination”. We offer these retreats to teach participants a way of understanding the message of Jesus that helps them break free from the dominant scripts of our society and pursue a different way of life, so that they can thrive as compassionate human beings.
But our retreats do more than challenge conceptual knowledge, but also equips participants (by bringing together group discernment, contemplative practice, reflections on Scripture, and political analysis) to practically follow the way of Jesus in the midst of imperial culture.