Choose Wisely: Practical Insights from
Spiritual Traditions, with author Gary Boelhower
Tuesday evenings, March 4, 11, 18, 25
7:00 -8:30 pm in the Fireside Room
In four evening sessions, we will explore how the deep wisdom traditions from around the world can help us make effective, wise decisions. Using Boelhower’s book as a foundation, we will discuss common principles embedded in diverse cultures and religions and how they can help us discern life-giving choices in our own lives. Boelhower focuses on five principles shared by several spiritual traditions: 1. Respect all persons, 2. Appreciate the wholeness of being human, 3. Recognize the interconnectedness of all reality, 4. Value inner wisdom and personal experience, and 5. Attend to preservation and transformation. Reflecting on these guiding principles, we will investigate how the diverse religions of the world can provide a common ground for constructive action.
Gary Boelhower, a member of Peace Church, is professor of Theology and Religious Studies at The College of St. Scholastica. His recent books include Choose Wisely: Practical Insights from Spiritual Traditions (published by Paulist Press in 2013), Mountain 10: Climbing the Labyrinth Within (with Joe Miguez and Tricia Pearce, published by Mountain Ten Resources in 2013), and Marrow, Muscle, Flight: Poems, which won the Midwest Book Award in poetry in 2011.
So we can plan for books and hospitality, please put your name and contact information on the sign-up sheet by the office or call the church office 724-3637. You can also direct questions to Jackie Falk (firstname.lastname@example.org) (The book will soon be available for purchase in the Peace Church office or at the first session.)