18 Feb 2008

The Gospel in Suburbia

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Theme: The Gospel in Suburbia

What shapes your life? There are many factors that shape the way you think and perceive reality. Some are obvious, but some are not. For this year’s theme, we are exploring something a bit under the radar. We are exploring how our present context shapes our spirituality. Specifically, we are looking at how living in the suburbs shapes our perceptions in life, especially our understanding of the gospel, community, and mission. 

Our Speaker

al hsu We are grateful to have Al Hsu as our keynote speaker. He’s married to Ellen Hsu, and they are the proud parents of Josiah and Elijah. Al is the acquisitions and development editor at InterVarsity Press, working with authors and books in cultural issues, spiritual formation, discipleship, church & mission, multiethnic issues and other areas. Al and Ellen also serve as worship leaders at Church of the Savior, an Anglican Mission in America congregation in the western suburbs of Chicago. Al is the author of Singles at the Crossroads, Grieving a Suicide and most recently The Suburban Christian: Finding Spiritual Vitality in the Land of Plenty. Al is also a columnist for Christianity Today magazine, with a bimonthly column “Kingdom Sightings,” looking for signs of the kingdom in culture and society. He regularly blogs at thesuburbanchristian.blogspot.com.   

Date and Location

The retreat will be on June 27-29 at Skycroft Conference and Retreat Center which is about 1.5 hours from church.


Registration will begin in March. Stay tuned for more details. 

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