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Retreat speakers and the topics for 2003-2004 SDTP

 

Phase I:

 

Discipline of Listening to God (March 14-16, 2003)

- Gordon T. Smith, President of Overseas Council Canada (Smith is also an advisor for our SMF ministry.)- Reading, reflection and prayer are based on The Joy of Listening to God by Joyce Huggett (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1986)

 

History of Christian Spirituality (May 16-18, 2003)

- James Houston, Board of Governors’ Professor of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Houston is also an advisor for our SMF ministry.)- Reading, reflection and prayer are based on Thirsty for God: A Brief History of Christian Spirituality by Bradley P. Holt (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993)

 

Discipline of Prayer (August 16, 2003)

- John Coe, Director of the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot School of Theology and Biola University; Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology and Philosophy at Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology

- Reading, reflection and prayer are based on Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home by Richard J. Foster (New York: Harper, 1992)

 

Discipline of Prayer (November 21-23, 2003)

- James Bryan Smith, Assistant Professor in the Religion/Philosophy Department at Friends University

- Reading, reflection and prayer are based on Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home by Richard J. Foster (New York: Harper, 1992)

 

Theological Foundation (March 26-28, 2004)

- David Clotfelter, pastor of Chinese Alliance Church of San Fernando Valley, Northridge, CA

- Reading, reflection and prayer are based on Knowing God by J. I. Packer (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1973)

 

Discipline of Prayer (May 14-16, 2004)

- Taizé prayer retreat

- Reading, reflection and prayer are based on Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home by Richard J. Foster (New York: Harper, 1992)

 

Discipline of Discernment (September 17-19, 2004)

- Gordon T. Smith, President of Overseas Council Canada (Smith is also an advisor for our SMF ministry.)

- Reading, reflection and prayer are based on Listening to God in Times of Choice: the Art of Discerning God’s Will by Gordon T. Smith (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1997)

 

Discipline of Listening to Others (November 19-21, 2004)

- Siang-Yang Tan, senior pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale; Professor of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

- Reading, reflection and prayer are based on Listening to Others by Joyce Huggett (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1988)

 

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