This powerful men’s weekend is being facilitated by Jim Taylor, whose contagious wisdom and insights energized us a few years ago. It begins 6:00pm Friday with dinner and ends by Noon on Sunday – in conjunction with the Men of St. Thomas Parish. Thomas is among the most honest, courageous, and outspoken of the apostles of Jesus. He challenged Jesus and his brothers in practical and generative ways throughout the Gospels. It all comes to head when he missed the Risen Jesus and demanded proof by touching His wounds. He got what he asked for – his doubt was transformed into freeing faith. Wounds can shrink us and make us protective, cowards or numb us. Jesus challenges us, as he challenged Thomas, to touch the wounds so that they can be transformed or transform us and make us more generative men of faith.
Doubting Thomas: Transforming Wounds
When: January 26-28 // 6:00pm Friday with dinner and ends by 12pm on Sunday // Presented by Jim Taylor
Where: Carmelite Spiritual Center, Darien Il // Cost: Cost $195 (double occupancy) Register: Pre-registration necessary by Jan 22nd Click the button on the left to register!
Jim Taylor is a Weaver with Men As Learners and Elders (M.A.L.E.s), a program of Illuman, where he conducts Men’s Rites of Passage and other events to strengthen the masculine spiritual journey. Jim also serves as pastor of Mosaic Community Church in Seguin, Texas. Mosaic is an Emerging Church with strong values in social justice and sustainability. A dedicated spiritual guide, wilderness wanderer, and lover of the more-than-human world, Jim engages other men in deepening their capacity for elder wisdom and soul work through immersion into wild landscapes and nature-based retreats.
Coffee, juice and bagels to begin.