Continuing Education Opportunity
The Society of the Holy Trinity: Florida Chapter invites you to this year's retreat (Nov. 5-6) at the San Pedro Retreat Center in Winter Park. Participants are most often, but not limited to, ELCA, LCMS, NALC, ELCM, or LCMC clergy, as well as synodical & parish Deacons, Deacon Candidates, Diakonia participants and graduates, clergy of other traditions and laity are especially welcome . You need not be a member of The Society of the Holy Trinity to attend. Lodging is single; handicapped rooms are available. Lodging, conference & dining room, and chapel are each in their own buildings.

Many contemporary theologians seek to retrieve the concept of beauty as a way for people to encounter God. This groundbreaking book argues that while Martin Luther's view of beauty has often been ignored or underappreciated, it has much to contribute to that quest. Mark Mattes, one of today's leading Lutheran theologians, analyzes Luther's theological aesthetics and discusses its implications for music, art, and the contemplative life. Mattes shows that for Luther, the cross is the lens through which the beauty of God is refracted into the world.