Doxology

October 2 - 4, 2023 / Holland, MI

a Gathering where we humbly fix our attention and our hope on God.

Doxology is a posture of wonder, gratitude, and awe. Doxology is how we fix our heart and hope on God. In a cacophonous age overrun by ego and animosity, we hope to nurture humility, joy, contemplation–and even a bit of holy belligerence–amid all the dehumanizing forces suffocating the delight of being God’s beloved people in God’s astounding world. Since our time together will be about God, this means our days will of course also be about beauty, faithfulness, and friendship.

Doxology is a gathering for all of us, befuddled or hopeful (or both), who long for the simple, sacred life that flows from the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. 

To honor our intentions for relational connection and a contemplative pace, space will be limited.

Early
Registration

(Jan 18 - Mar 31)

  • Student $99
  • General $159

Standard Registration

(April 1 - July 31)

  • Student $139
  • General $199

Final
Registration

(Aug 1 - Sept 28)

  • Student $179
  • General $239

Schedule

October 2 | Day 1 

1:30 – 2:30 | Optional Prelude 

2:30 – 4:00 | Registration

4:00 | Opening & Welcome

4:30 | Speaker 1

5:30 | A Culinary Feast 

7:00 | Break

7:30 | A Night of Christian Imagination – part 1

October 3 | Day 2

7:15 – 8:45 | Coffee Truck

8:00 | Morning Office

8:30 | Break

9:00 | Speaker 2

10:00 | Break

10:15 | Speaker 3

11:15 | Speakers in Conversation

12:00 | Break

12:30 | Lunch | Optional RSVP Lunches with our Speakers

2:30 | Workshops: TBD

Other options: 

Holy Naps, Pub Chats, Self Guided Walks, Excursion to Holland State Park

5:30 | Dinner | Optional RSVP Dinners with our Speakers

7:00 | Break

7:30 | A Night of Christian Imagination – part 2

8:45 | Dessert

October 4 | Day 3

7:15 – 8:45 | Coffee Truck

8:00 | Morning Office

8:30 | Break

9:00 | Speaker 1

10:00 | Break

10:15 | Speaker 3

11:00 | Speakers in Conversation

11:45 | Ending & Blessing

+View our FAQs or stay tuned for upcoming emails for more information on reserving a spot for lunch/dinner with one of our teachers, Tuesday afternoon workshop options and other activities.

Meet our

Guides at Doxology 2023

Malcolm Guite

Malcolm Guite is an English poet, singer-songwriter, Anglican priest, and academic. His research interests include the intersection of religion and the arts, and the examination of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and British poets such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He is the author of five books of poetry, including two chapbooks and three full-length collections, as well as several books on Christian faith and theology. His most recent book Lifting the Veil: Imagination and the Kingdom of God, explores how the creative work of poets and other artists can begin to lift the veil, kindling our imaginations for Christ.  

Malcolm’s Prayer for Doxology

Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory! Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance! And transform your entire being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation. So that you too may feel what His friends feel as they taste the hidden sweetness that God Himself has reserved from the beginning for those who love Him” Amen. (Prayer of St. Clare)

Sho Baraka

Sho Baraka is a creative and social-thought leader in contemporary culture. He has spent the last decade traveling the world as a recording artist and public speaker. He has done numerous overseas activist works, ranging from race relations in South Africa to establishing musical cohorts in Indonesia. He is an award-nominated artist and founding member of nationally known hip-hop group 116 Clique. Sho currently lives in Atlanta, GA and serves as the Executive Director of Terminus Collective, a network that is active in civic and cultural innovation. Sho Baraka has recently published He Saw That It Was Good, which explores how  all of us, no matter our calling or vocation, can help shape a better world through creativity.  

Sho’s Prayer for Doxology:

I ask God to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Amen. (Ephesians 3:16-19 / The Message)

Gisela Kreglinger

Gisela Kreglinger grew up on a family-owned winery in Franconia, Germany where her family has been crafting wine for many generations. This unique experience has inspired her to write two books about the spirituality of wine with a third one on the way. She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University of St. Andrews and her writing often weaves together her passion for Christian spirituality and the mysterious world of wine. In her most recent book The Soul of Wine, Gisela Kreglinger attempts to reinvigorate the religious aspects of feasting and hospitality. 

Gisela’s Prayer for Doxology:

Joyful, joyful we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love. All Thy works with joy surround Thee, Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays. Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of unbroken praise. Field and forest, vale and mountain, flow’ry meadow, fruitful vine. Chanting birds and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in Thee. Amen (Adopted from The Hymn of Joy)

music & artistry

 

Porter’s Gate is an ecumenical arts collective reimagining and recreating worship that welcomes, reflects and impacts both the community and the church. Porter’s Gate was founded in 2017 by Isaac and Megan Wardell with a mission to be a “porter” for the Christian Church – one who looks beyond church doors for guests to welcome.

October 2 - 4, 2023 / Holland, MI

Doxology Registration