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Gospel: Rumours of Love – Who is Jesus to you?

19-23 July 2021
Sheldon, Sheldon Lane, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter, EX6 7YT

They say that everyone has their own Jesus – and perhaps recent political events in the US confirm that. Jesus can easily be reduced to an avatar for niche spiritual movements, all making of him what they need him to be, with little regard for available facts.

But who is Jesus to you?

He can sometimes feel like a figure trapped behind a paywall of credal statements which is not the best basis for a relationship.

But then what do we want from Jesus – his humanity or his divinity? A mystical Christ, a moral teacher or friend?

Based loosely on my recent novel, Gospel: Rumours of Love, here is a retreat around our perception of, and relationship with, Jesus. Where do the facts end and our interpretations begin? And what energies does he offer for the world we inhabit today? Did Jesus have an energy the church has lost?

No party line will be offered on this retreat; but what will be offered is space and stimulation for your own search.

So who is Jesus to you? That’s the only question that matters. And is this your moment, in a safe space, to behold the man afresh?

All are welcome but Sheldon will give priority to those in ministry or in health care roles.

To book, please follow this link to the Sheldon website