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Eastside Night School for Deeper Learning with George MacDonald (Series VI, Session II)
October 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
The Night School is an experience of deep thought. This spiritual exercise activates in those who attend a longing for more depth of life and cultivates in them a greater capacity to explore with intellect and feeling the profound riches of the deep Tradition. Each month, the group is introduces to a new “guest” who were/are profound thinkers or missionaries or musicians or architects or philosophers or painters or poets or theologians or mystics. The structure of these evenings is this… each evening stands alone as a complete experience meaning that a person can attend the evenings that he or she can and never feel left “behind”. People arrive from 5:30 PM to 6 PM to enjoy food and drink and to unwind from the work day. The class is from 6 PM to 7 PM. In sum, The Night School is meant to be enjoyable, even startling at times (surprised by the wisdom and beauty we have available to us when given a chance to experience it), and most of all to be an experience of God.
For Session II of Series VI, our guest speaker Paul Pastor will introduce us to George MacDonald: Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. Paul is a good friend of the Faber Institute. He is a writer living beside the Columbia River in Oregon. His writings on spirituality blend a love of the Christian Scriptures with wide-ranging interests in literature, art, philosophy, and culture, and a unique intimacy with the natural world. Check out his work at www.pauljpastor.com.