In this month’s episode, we hear from Marjorie Thompson author of Soulfeast, a spirituality classic and best seller. For many church workers this is a seminal book on spiritual formation. Marjorie is ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and brings to her ministry over 30 years of experience in retreat work, teaching and writing, and Christian spiritual formation. Marjorie considers writing a central dimension of her vocation. For 12 years Marjorie served as director of Pathways in Congregational Spirituality with the Upper Room. In that position, she was chief architect of Companions in Christ, an innovative small group resource series for adult spiritual formation. Currently she works freelance, offering retreats, lectures and spiritual guidance. Marjorie deeply supports the Academy for Spiritual Formation and has served as faculty for both Two Year and Five Day models. In this episode we hear a portion of one of her lectures to church leaders in 2017.
At the end of this episode, Shalom reads a line from a poem. The poem is called “The Emptied One” by Joyce Rupp.
Episode tracks: “Far Side of the Sea,” “Versailles,” and “Fearless” by Amy Stroup, used with permission.
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