John Bell: Ancient and Ever New: Spirituality in the 21st Century

John Bell: Ancient and Ever New: Spirituality in the 21st Century

Friday, March 22, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019 7:00 pm - 4:00 pm

St. Laurence Anglican Church

5940 Lakeview Drive SW
Calgary, Alberta
T3E 5S8, Canada


The Wisdom Centre is pleased to welcome John Bell to Calgary Ancient and Ever New: Spirituality in the 21st Century.

Friday, March 22 at 7:30 pm. ANCIENT AND EVER NEW   … an introduction to Celtic Spirituality

From the 5th century, there has been a distinctive spirituality developed in the Celtic nations by leading figures in religious movements and by lay people. Though allied to and part of the catholic church, the Celts had a greater fondness for the incarnation which they regarded as the key to how we relate to God, to each other and to the physical earth.

This lecture looks at some of the key insights with examples of ancient poems and prayers which speak with a vitality needed in today’s world.

This lecture will be followed by a Q & A and a complimentary wine and cheese reception.

Saturday, March 23 from 9:30 to 3:30  MUSIC, LITURGY AND IMAGINATION

These three issues are keenly connected. Imagination is not a bogus gift, but is crucial to all creative endeavour, not least in the Church.These seminars will consider the importance of the imagination in personal and social life, and look at how it can breathe new life into what we sing and how we pray; enabling the church to be a foretaste of the good things God has in store rather than a reliquary of the past.

All events at St. Laurence Anglican Church 5940 Lakeview Dr. SW.

Sunday, March 24 John will also be preaching at the 10:00 am service at St. Laurence.

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Friday $35 at the door.  Cash or cheque only!!  No debit or credit!




JOHN L BELL…is a preacher, hymn writer, composer, lecturer and broadcaster. He is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland and a member of the Iona Community. He has been employed in the areas of music and worship, founding during that time, with Graham Maule, the Wild Goose Worship Group and the Wild Goose Resource Group. John has produced many collections of liturgy, scripts, sermons and reflections, original hymns and songs (some in collaboration with Graham) and three collections of songs of the World Church, and is primarily concerned with the renewal of congregational worship at grass roots level.