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Poetry, Politics, and Spiritual Practice
Marilyn McEntyre

These three dimensions of our lives as citizens and sojourners need to stay connected. It may not be obvious why one might use precious time and energy to read or write a poem at a time like this, but poetry may help equip us in surprising ways for what we face in the nation and on the planet, focus and fuel our lives together and deepen and sharpen the practice of prayer. In this session we’ll explore how that happens and what particular practices may keep us more accountable as we seek to live responsibly and responsively into the historical moment we’ve been given .
Marilyn McEntyre

Marilyn McEntyre

Marilyn McEntyre is a writer, teaches part-time in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, and offers retreats and workshops around the country. She is a Fellow at the Gaede Institute, Westmont College. Her more recent books include Word by Word: A Daily Spiritual Practice; A Faithful Farewell; A Long Letting Go; What’s in a Phrase? – Pausing Where Scripture Gives You Pause; and Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies, all from Eerdmans. She lives in northern California. A new book, Make a List: How a Simple Practice Can Change Our Minds and Open Our Hearts is forthcoming in spring 2018.

Session ID [201]
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