Boundless: A Celtic Vision of the Sacred in All Things

 
 Photograph by Caleb Dodson

Photograph by Caleb Dodson

Revd Dr John Philip Newell is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar.

John Philip divides his time between Edinburgh with his family where he does most of his writing and the United States of America where he teaches and preaches across the nation.

Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is now Companion Theologian for the American Spirituality Center of Casa del Sol at Ghost Ranch in the high desert of New Mexico where he and his wife spend their summers.

John Philip, the co-founder of Heartbeat: A Journey Towards Earth’s Wellbeing, is an ordained Church of Scotland minister with a passion for peace among the great wisdom traditions of humanity. His PhD is from the University of Edinburgh and he is internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality, having authored over 15 books, including Listening for the Heartbeat of God, Praying with the Earth, and his most recent visionary work The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings.

 

Schedule of Events

All events will take place at Blacksburg Presbyterian Church
located at 701 Church St. SE, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Sunday, October 21st at 10:30am
Sermon: Made in the Image of the Divine

Sunday, October 21st at 7:00pm
Boundless: A Celtic Vision of the Sacred in All Things
Lecture and Reception, including book signing

Monday, October 22nd at 7:00pm
Boundless: A Celtic Vision of the Sacred in All Things
Lecture and Reception, including book signing

Childcare will be provided.
 

 

Monday, October 22nd at 12:00pm
Ministry Leaders Luncheon
Boundless: A Celtic Vision of the Sacred in All Things

Homemade lunch costs $9.50 and is catered by Gillies includes soup, salad, bread, and dessert. Lunch must be per-ordered by October 12th and can be paid for at the door.

Registration opens August 1st.

All events will take place at Blacksburg Presbyterian Church
located at 701 Church St. SE, Blacksburg, VA 24060


A number of John Philip's books and CD's will be available for purchase at the church before and during the Smyth Series.

 

photograph by caleb dodson

photograph by caleb dodson

"Iona Sunrise" by Margie nea