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Henri Nouwen Seminar Led by Former Student and Friend, Chris Glaser


Decatur, GA.— Chris Glaser, author and retreat leader, will lead a workshop for Columbia Theological Seminary’s Spirituality Program on the Decatur, GA, campus, February 10-13. In this seminar, Henri Nouwen: Reformation of the Heart, Glaser invites participants to a study of the prolific spiritual writer whom he knew as professor, mentor, and friend. The program fee is $225. Glaser travels widely to lead retreats on the life and writings of the renowned priest and author, Nouwen, as well as general spirituality retreats. He says that, “While many of us want to reform society and the church, we need to note that reformation begins with our own hearts through spiritual formation.” For him ministry is the vocation of every Christian, and in language reminiscent of Nouwen, adds “We need to hear ‘the inner voice of love’ so that we may be ‘wounded healers’ as ministers.” Glaser, who graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1977 and lives in Atlanta, was one of the preacher’s for the 216th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) held in Richmond, VA, this past summer. He has published nine books, including Henri’s Mantle: 100 Meditation on Nouwen’s Legacy, Communion of Life: Meditations for the New Millennium, Unleashed: The Wit and Wisdom of Calvin the Dog, and his writings have appeared in Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Advocate, Frontiers, Christianity and Crisis, and The Christian Century. For more information about the workshop or to register, please call 404.687.4587; e-mail or visit the seminary’s Web site at Participants are asked to register prior to the event. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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