“I will give you the treasures of darkness, and riches hidden in secret places.” Isaiah 45.3
Monday 6 July, 6.30pm to 8pm
Do you sometimes feel as if the lights have gone off in your life, leaving you to find your way in the dark? Have you ever thought that this could be a good thing?
Barbara Brown Taylor says that in dark places and times it can be possible to begin to see the world and sense God’s presence around us in new ways – guiding us through things seen and unseen, teaching us to find our footing in times of uncertainty and doubt, and giving us strength and hope to face life’s challenges. Could it be that, like seeds buried in the ground, darkness is as essential to our growth and flourishing as light?
Barbara Brown Taylor is an American Episcopal priest, professor, author and theologian and is one of the United States’ best known preachers. She spent 15 years as a parish priest before becoming Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, Georgia and is the author of best-selling guides to the spiritual life including An Altar on the World and Leaving Church. Her new book is Learning to Walk in the Dark (Canterbury Press 2014).