Monday, July 4, 2011
Freedom in Christ Retreat July 15-17: Healing the Father-Wound
Two old sayings are: “there’s nothing new under the sun and what goes around; comes around” or in the immortal words of baseball philosopher Yogi Berra, “it’s like déjà vu all over again.” Well, in my case yes it truly is!
The Lazarus Center has recruited me to serve as spiritual director on an upcoming Freedom in Christ Retreat (FIC) from July 15-17 at LaRouche College in the North Hills of Pittsburgh and it has been like déjà vu. Much of the leadership of the weekend is drawn from Church of the Savior (COTS), old friends from a previous time in my life but there is also a good mix of new folks from other churches and denominations. The founding vision for the Lazarus Center was to be a transdenominational ministry – reaching across the Christian Church with the healing power of Jesus Christ, body, soul and spirit and so it is. You can call 724.266.7576 for a retreat application.
I am delivering a talk titled "God, Can we Trust Him?" which deals with our relationship with God the Father and how our images, our perceptions and our understandings of Him are often colored by our relationship with our earthly fathers. We experience a father-wound. This revelation, which I share in my talk, is based largely on the work of Christian author and speaker, Gordon Dalbey. You can read his bio here. Two excellent articles by Gordon are here and here.
Please pray for this retreat and my part in it. Thanks.