October 17-19, 2022
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.
October 17-19, 2022
Monday, October 17th
2:30 | Registration
4:00 | Conversation 1
6:00 | A Culinary & Poetic Feast
Tuesday, October 18th
9:00 | Conversation 2
10:15 | Converation 3
12:00 | Optional Lunch Workshops (info to follow)
Afternoon | Conversations / Pub Chats / Holy Naps
7:00 | A Night of Storytellers & Songwriters
+Applications will be accepted for sharing stories & songs. Think Moth Story Slam + music.
Wednesday, October 19th
9:00 | Conversation 4
10:15 | Conversation 5
+Information on Tuesday workshops, our Storytellers & Songwriters night, and hotel suggestions will be made available in the Spring.
Cherith Fee Nordling
Cherith Fee Nordling is a theologian and writer focused on Biblical studies and Christian formation. Cherith and her husband Robert have two wonderful sons and daughters-in-law and two remarkable granddaughters.
Cherith’s Prayer for Doxology:
Lord Jesus, Creator and Restorer of all things in your own self, we worship you as “the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.” We are amazed to be your siblings, and to hear you invite us to rest and play with you as you hold us in our Father’s bosom through the Spirit’s empowering, self-giving love. Thank you for the gift of renewal precisely as we lay our lives down in trust and humility, united with you and your purposes. May you delight in raising us up to look like you, O divine love and life eternal, made flesh forever. Amen.
Drew Jackson is pastor of Hope East Village in New York City and a poet. Drew’s first published collection is God Speaks Through Wombs: Poems on God’s Unexpected Coming, with a second volume coming. Drew and his wife Genay share life with their twin daughters Suhaila and Zora.
Drew’s Prayer for Doxology:
Triune God, in whom we live, move, and have our being, draw us back, this day, into the divine dance of Your love. May we be overcome with Your presence that surrounds us always, even as we find ways to live oblivious to how near You truly are. Remind us that everything else we have come to believe is a necessity—the success, the affirmation, the applause—is nothing in comparison to Your all-sufficiency. Remind us that You are all we need. Amen.
Sam Wells is Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London’s Trafalgar Square and a public theologian. Sam has written numerous books, most recently Finding Abundance in Scarcity and A Cross in the Heart of God.
Sam’s Prayer for Doxology:
God of time and eternity, if I love thee for hope of heaven, then deny me heaven; if I love thee for fear of hell, then give me hell; but if I love thee for thyself alone, then give me thyself alone. Amen.