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Selah Saturday Retreat

April 27

- $150.00


Saturday, April 27, 2024, begins at 9am


Worldly Holiness: Living Divided No Longer
Practicing Integration in the Contemplative Life along the Mobius Strip

Bifocal (or Progressive Lens) Spirituality:Practicing Integration in the Contemplative Journey
Parker Palmer speaks of the dangers inherent in living one’s inner, spiritual life separate from how we carry ourselves outwardly in our frontward facing selves. It’s as if we have an onstage, and disconnected backstage, or private version of our lives that are not fully integrated. This retreat seeks to develop perspectives and disciplines (habits or practices) that foster the integration of both the inward and outward expressions of the spiritual life, building capacity to see what’s directly in front of us (or in us) and the horizons of our lives and the world beyond our immediate circle of concern simultaneously. This is bifocal (or progressive lens) spirituality. We will utilize the concept presented by Parker Palmer of the mobius strip as a metaphor for this integration. This has the promise of impacting how we live with our spouses, how we parent, and where we show up in the world, who we are and what we do when we are there.


$150 per person


Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.


Manitou Presbyterian Church
6613 S Cheyenne St., Tacoma WA 98409


Rev. Dr. Andy and Cari Conklin-Larsen and other friends

Andrew Larsen works as a consultant and player-coach with many churches and organizations seeking to understand the “other” and empower peacemaking initiatives. He is a public speaker and preacher but also comes alongside as a teacher and leader to help groups engage each other. He utilizes relationship building between communities, often using photography and a growing network of relationships across the country in both churches and mosques. He aligns in ministry with the Covenant Church (consulting with both Love Mercy Do Justice and Serve Globally–departments within the denomination) but also collaborate with other groups. He helps advance this kind of ministry through multiple program ideas they’ve perfected over the years including: peace feasts, multi-faith dialogue events, “cultural listening” events where they learn about a specific demographic in the Muslim community, visits to the other community, and many other community building activities. Additionally he works in peacemaking and storytelling in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, completing two documentary films called, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers: One Man’s Journey to the Heart of Palestine” and just recently finishing another movie, “Make Hummus, Not Walls.”

If you have any questions about the retreat, email info@selahcenter.org


April 27


Manitou Park Presbyterian Church
6613 S Cheyenne Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
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