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Summer Institute 2006


Through Light of Sun, Radiance of Moon: An Exploration of Celtic Christianity
Sharon Gallagher
Saturday, June 10th, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Chapel Classroom #1, Pacific Lutheran Seminary, 2770 Marin Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Cost: $25 (lunch not included)

Celtic Christianity presents a Christ-centered model for wholeness in our theology and experience of God. The prayers and songs of Celtic Christians invite God to enter and transform our daily lives. It's a spirituality that's both down to earth and imaginative--with the ability to see the glory in creation as a revelation of God. Please join us for a morning together, exploring and celebrating this rich tradition. This class will explore early Christian wisdom and practices that help us pay attention, as individuals and communities, to the movement of the Holy Spirit in the rhythms, gifts, and circumstances of our lives. From that attentiveness, we will create steps to help us order our lives toward greater faithfulness.

Sharon Gallagher (M.T.S.) is associate director and professor of Christianity and the Media at New College Berkeley. She is also editor and film critic of Radix Magazine.


What I've Learned from the Mountains: An NCB/Radix Evening Lecture
Phillip Yancey
Friday night, June 16
7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, Sanctuary, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley
Cost: $10

Philip Yancy (M.A.) one of the best-selling and best-loved Christian writers of our time, is author of The Jesus I Never Knew , What's So Amazing About Grace , and many other books. Yancey currently has more than 13 million books in print. He also writes frequently for Christianity Today, as an editor-at-large.


NCB/Radix Writers' Conference
Philip Yancey

with Margaret Alter, Roy Carlisle, Roger Freet, Sheryl Fullerton, Walt and Virginia Hearn, Elizabeth Liebert and Steve Scott

Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mears Room (Christian Education building),
First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley
Cost: $40  

The conference program will include: A Message for Writers from Philip Yancey; What Editors Want (panel of publishers and editors); How to Edit Your Work (Walt and Ginny Hearn); How I Wrote a Book and Got It Published (panel of writers). 

Margaret Alter (Ph.D.) , NCB faculty, is the author of Resurrection Psychology. Roy M. Carlisle (M.A.) is senior editor for acquisition and development, The Crossroad Publishing Company. Roger Freet (M.Div.) is a senior editor at Harper San Francisco publishers, the religion and spirtuality division of HarperCollins. Sheryl Fullerton (B.A.) is executive director of the religion and spirituality program with Jossey-Bass publishers. Virginia Hearn (B.A.) , NCB faculty, is the author of Just As I Am: Journal-Keeping for Spiritual Growth and two other books. Walter Hearn (Ph.D.), NCB faculty, is the author of Being a Christian in Science . Elizabeth Liebert (Ph.D.), professor of Spiritual Life at San Francisco Theological Seminary, is the author of Changing Life Patterns: Adult Development in Spiritual Direction and other books. Steve Scott (B.F.A.) is on staff with Warehouse Christian Ministries and is the author of Like a House on Fire , a collection of essays on the arts.

Worship and Justice
Mark Labberton
Saturday, July 8
Mears Room (Christian Education building),
First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley
Cost: $25 

Worship and justice: In common practice, those two concerns are often seen as foreign to one another, although in the Bible they are seen as inextricably bound together. What is behind that common practice and how would Scripture lead us to see and engage otherwise? How is worship the key to doing justice in the world and why? What difference should it make in our worship and in our daily lives?

Mark Labberton (Ph.D.), NCB visiting faculty, is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley and author of a forthcoming book on worship and justice.  

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Envisioning Christian Concepts from the Novel (in the 2005 Film Version) 
Margaret Horowitz

Saturday, July 15,
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Room #103,
First Covenant Church of Oakland, 4000 Redwood Road, Oakland
Cost: $25 

C.S. Lewis believed that if an author was a Christian, elements of faith would be the natural outcome of the writer's entire way of thinking. As a novel, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  is cohesive, rather than contrived. The goal of the filmmakers was to be as faithful to the original work as possible. We will explore the Christian imagery of good and evil, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption in this Academy Award-winning film. DVD clips will be shown, and resources about the making of the film shared.

Margaret McBride Horowitz (Ph.D.) is an independent scholar with a doctorate in Film Studies from UCLA and visiting professor of Christianity and Literature at New College Berkeley.


To register, fill out and print the form HERE along with your check payable to "New College Berkeley" and send to:

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