October 2 - 4, 2023 / Holland, MI


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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 pastors and artists, for carpenters and teachers, business owners and stay-at-home parents (for all of us), 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.


(Jan 18 - Mar 31)

  • Student $99
  • General $159

Standard Registration

(April 1 - July 31)

  • Student $139
  • General $199


(Aug 1 - Sept 28)

  • Student $179
  • General $239


October 2 | Day 1 

2:00 – 3:00 | Optional Prelude Workshop 

2:30 – 4:00 | Registration

4:00 | Welcome & Worship

4:15 | Winn Collier – Opening Reflection

4:30 | Sho Baraka

5:30 | A BBQ Feast 

6:45 | Break

7:00 | Gisela Kreglinger – WineTasting as a Spiritual Practice


October 3 | Day 2

7:15 – 8:45 | Coffee Truck

8:00 | Morning Office

8:30 | Break

9:00 | Worship & Malcolm Guite

10:00 | Break

10:30 | Worship & Gisela Kreglinger

11:15 | Speakers in Conversation

12:00 | Lunch

Optional RSVP Lunches with our Speakers

1:30-2:30 | Workshops

2:30 | Break

3:00-4:00 | Workshops

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

4:30 | Order of the Kingfisher Introduction

5:30 | Dinner

Optional RSVP Dinners with our Speakers

7:00 | Break

7:30 | An Evening of Music with The Porter’s Gate / New Album Preview

8:45 | Dessert

October 4 | Day 3

7:15 – 8:45 | Coffee Truck

8:00 | Morning Office

8:30 | Break

9:00 | Worship & Sho Baraka

10:00 | Break

10:15 | Worship & Malcolm Guite

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:

You are a good Father who deserves praise and adoration for the gifts and grace you offer. Keep us from seeking idols within ourselves and in the world. I pray for authenticity with you, compassion toward others, and charity in our work.  Amen.

Gisela Kreglinger

Dr. Gisela Kreglinger teaches and writes on Christian Spirituality and her life-long passion is to lead Christians into a more holistic and embodied spirituality, rooted in creation. She teaches in the academy and churches, as well as on her annual wine pilgrimages. She has written books on George MacDonald’s pastoral imagination (based on her PhD) and most recently three books on the spirituality of wine, seeking to bridge theology rooted in the Bible and God’s creation with the vocational life in the marketplace. Her most recent book (forthcoming in 2024) asks how we can consume more redemptively. Gisela has lived in 5 countries and cultivates a web of spiritual friendships across cultural, denominational ad political spectrums. She loves to travel and show fellow pilgrims the family winery she grew up on in Germany.

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

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