Camden church offers retreat Feb. 29

Studying the thoughts of Meister Eckhart
Jan 29, 2020
Mark S. Burrows will lead a retreat to explore “The Wisdom of Meister Eckhart: An Invitation to Deep Simplicity” at the First Congregational Church of Camden Feb. 29.

Camden — Mark S. Burrows will present a day-long retreat to explore “The Wisdom of Meister Eckhart: An Invitation to Deep Simplicity” Saturday, Feb. 29, from 9:30 a.m to 4 p.m., at the First Congregational Church of Camden.

Burrows will call upon the guidance of Meister Eckhart, a radical thinker who lived at the turn of the 14th century. Widely respected as one of Christianity’s most original voices, Eckhart’s bold imagery and the universal reach of his thought have attracted spiritual seekers through the centuries. In the turbulent society of his time, Eckhart gave voice to a unitive teaching about the “God beyond God,” seeing each creature as bearing the “spark” of the divine. The question guiding us, as it did Eckhart, is what it means to live from the “ground” of our lives, which is love. No prior knowledge of Eckhart is expected.

Burrows is a poet, teacher, and scholar of medieval religion. He currently serves as professor of religion and literature at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences in Bochum, Germany, dividing his time between Germany and Camden. Burrows is married to Rev. Ute S. Molitor, Minister of the First Congregational Church of Camden. To learn more about Burrows, visit msburrows.com

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. A simple soup-lunch will be provided, with a freewill offering going to the Shields Mission Project Fund. For more information or to register, call the church office at 236-4821.

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