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NCB's 40th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Scott's Seafood, Jack London Square. 
Keynote speaker: Mark Labberton.

To sponsor a table, purchase individual tickets, and for more information 
visit the 40 Year Anniversary page.


Ongoing and upcoming events: 

Spiritual Direction Groups: An opportunity for monthly direction in small groups committed to semester-long meetings with spiritual directors. Groups meet monthly throughout the Bay Area under the guidance of a trained spiritual director. Register now for our September 2017-May 2018 year. 

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: The Exercises meet weekly on Thursday mornings for 30 weeks, offering a structure to daily living which elicits and encourages experiences of an ongoing relationship with God. The Exercises include learning to pray with our imagination and how to enter into the stories of Jesus so they intersect with our lives. Register for our September 2017-May 2018 year. Led by Jill Boyce and Susan Phillips and cosponsored and held at First Pres Berkeley. $900 for 30 weeks. Register now for our September 2017-May 2018 year.  


REEL FAITH SUMMER FILM SERIES: Friday nights, August 4-25, 2017. Cosponsored with and held at First Pres Berkeley. Includes a screening and discussion about how the film intersects with faith. Led by a rotation of facilitators. 

August 4: Mark Stryker, M.Div., Freetown
Freetown is an African film about the civil war in Monrovia in the 90's.  It’s a great message of faith, difficulty, and freedom.  
August 11: Marilyn McEntyre, Ph.D., The Other Son
Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
August 18: Sharon Gallagher, M.T.S., Silence
Martin Scorsese directs this story of Christian persecution in 17th century Japan, based on the novel by Shusaku Endo.
August 25: Ryan Pemberton, M.T.S., To the Wonder
A romantic drama about old and new loves directed by Terrence Malick.



Note: We’ve gone green! We will not be mailing out copies of the NCB brochure and encourage you to register online for programs. We also invite you to view and print out NCB program and registration information. We will print out and mail brochures on request.


 The NCB trustees and all of us who serve this ministry are grateful and delighted to announce that New College Berkeley has received a three-year grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its "Campus Ministries Theological Exploration of Vocation” initiative! This funding allows us to expand our ministry to students and offer student scholarships to our programs. Please help us spread this good news to university students.


New Media . . .


An order form for the Earl Palmer CD on "C.S. Lewis in a Time of War" is available to download. Download the form.

Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with People: Sinai as Past and Future Hope, Hiermonk Justin Sinaites

DVDs available, Two-Part Set

 For more information about ongoing classes/seminars, please contact us via email.  


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Walking in Newness blog

Each month a member of the NCB faculty posts a personal reflection on their life of faith. Read the current month post, Film Helps by Dr. Marilyn McEntrye, an professor of English Literature who has taught at Westmont College and NCB (look for her upcoming NCB course Poetry and Prayer in spring 2018!), and has written many books, including Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies.



New College Berkeley welcomes gifts to support the ministry!

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Of Interest . . .



The Cultivated Life by Susan S. PhillipsServing God's Community: Essays in Honor of W. Ward Gasque     Edited by Susan Phillips with Soo-Inn Tan


This Festschrift was presented to Dr. Gasque, the founding president of New College Berkeley, to honor him for his contribution to the cause of Christ, and with the hope that the things he has been committed to—biblical scholarship, leadership development, and the equipping of the laity—will continue to receive fresh exposure and momentum.



The Cultivated Life by Susan S. PhillipsNew College Berkeley director Susan Phillips walks us through the "circus" of our cultural landscape to invite us into a cultivated life of spirituality. We want to be rooted and grounded in Christ, but are pushed toward constant work, alternating between performance and spectacle. Cultivation requires a kind of attentiveness that is countercultural to our age of distraction. More info and places to purchase online.


Books will be available at the July book signing event at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. (More information to follow.)




Candlelight, Spiritual DirectionNCB Executive Director Susan Phillips'  book Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction offers an intimate view of spiritual direction through written narratives of actual spiritual direction sessions. The experiential practice is accompanied by theoretical and theological understandings that guide it. The book includes the stories of nine men and women whose stories illustrate how the journey of Christian discipleship is helped by spiritual direction. More info and places to purchase online.



 where=Where Faith Meets Culture: A Radix Magazine Anthology, is newly published. The book, edited by NCB Associate Director Sharon Gallagher, features articles by these distinguished writers: Peggy Alter, Kurt Armstrong, Robert Bellah, Bob Buford, Krista Faries, David and Susan Fetcho, Sharon Gallagher, David Gill, Joel B. Green, Os Guinness, Virginia Hearn, Walter Hearn, Don Heinz, Margaret Horwitz, Mark Labberton, Henri Nouwen, Dan Ouellette, Earl Palmer, Susan Phillips, Steve Scott, and Luci Shaw. You can order the anthology for $20.00 by sending a check to: Radix magazine, P.O. Box 4307, Berkeley, CA 94704.

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