Deepening Roots© – A Course in Formation 2015-2016

Deepening Roots© offers participants an opportunity to sink their roots more deeply into the tradition—to explore the depths of the Judeo-Christian heritage, grow a clearer sense of God, and  begin to think theologically about life and the world around. Deepening Roots© is based on recent trends in biblical studies that parallel literary studies, encouraging reading scripture as story, and considering texts in terms of the canon—when this book was collected, what was considered important to this community and why?

Deepening Roots© meets monthly, eight times in the year, for three and a half hours, plus a two day retreat. Group size is limited to ten. Deepening Roots© sessions include background input and facilitated discussion.

A section of the course, taught by professor, priest and retreat leader Mary Ellen Ashcroft, will meet this fall on Thursday evenings at St. Matthew’s, St. Paul from  5:30-9:00. Here are the tentative dates:  Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 12, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 11, March 3, March 31, and May 12. Retreat TBD.

Questions: Please email Mary Ellen at