The Center for Spiritual Deepening Presents 

John Philip Newell
The Rebirthing of God
St. Aidan's,   October 27-29

For many years now the Celtic poet, peacemaker, and scholar, John Philip Newell, has been teaching the sacredness of being--the of-Godness that is at the heart of our lives and all life. In our event, The Rebirthing of God, he will ask what it would look like if these true depths were to come forth again in radically new ways. And he will challenge us to ask what Christianity's blessing for the world could be if there were to be fresh birth from deep within. Through presentations, meditation, conversation, and sharing we will explore the major features of this birthing--especially coming back into relationship with the Earth as sacred, reverencing the wisdom of other religious traditions, and living the way of nonviolence and compassion. Do we wish to be part of this new holy birth?

John Philip Newell is the celebrated author of Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality. In 2011 he received the first-ever Contemplative Voices Award from the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, DC. Based in Scotland where he does most of his writing, this acclaimed Celtic teacher is also the Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Spirituality at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, where he teaches every spring. John Philip Newell is one of the most prominent Christian teachers of spirituality in the Western world and has authored over 15 books, including Christ of the Celts, Praying with the Earth, A New Harmony, and his most recent visionary title The Rebirthing of God: Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings.( 

The Schedule

Friday, October 27, 7:30-9 pm  
Introductory Session, The Rebirthing of God
A reception and book-signing will follow this introduction to the rich opportunities available in our time for reconnecting with the divine in all aspects of our lives. 

Saturday, October 28, 10 am-3 pm 
How does the Rebirthing of God speak to the times in which we find ourselves?  What might it have to say to each of us regarding our relationship and participation with the divine?

The Saturday workshop will be more meditative and experiential, with a combination of teaching, guided contemplation, and sharing

First Session            10 am- 12:30 pm 
Lunch (included)
Second Session        1:30 - 3 pm

Sunday, October 29, 9:30 am and 5:30 pm
On Sunday, John Philip will preach at St. Aidan's morning and evening services.  The services are, of course, free and all are welcome.