For our next New Wine, DeKoven is excited to present the Very Rev. Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, one of the most refreshing Christian apologists of our time. The Dean is a beloved spiritual writer, the author of 11 books including his latest Common Prayer on Common Ground. He is also a much sought-after speaker at significant national and international conferences, and continues a skilled and inspired ministry as retreat leader. His insights and topics invariably encourage and challenge.
“What excites me most about Christianity is its surprise factor,” Dean Jones readily admits. “It bubbles with new ideas and pictures, uncovering God where you least expect, and repeatedly questioning even the most long-held assumptions. Christianity is risky, challenging, revelatory. The title of his talk is aptly named, “Recovering the Shock of Christianity, giving Christianity another look, another chance.”
Conversation and hors d’oeurves will be at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, with the Dean’s address following. The ancient night prayer of Compline will conclude the evening. Suggested donation for the Wednesday event is $50.00 per person. If you would like to stay over Wednesday night in Taylor Hall and have breakfast with Alan the next morning, this can be arranged as well. The additional suggested donation for the overnight stay and breakfast is $100 per person.