The Journey of Enfleshment

How might we journey into the depths of our materiality—the fleshiness of our lived reality—through the five senses?  How do our senses inspire our connections with one another?  With the natural world?  Using an ancient Christian text—deemed by some as heretical—called the Gospel of Truth we will explore how sight, smell, touch, taste and sound create relationship, bridging our inner and outer worlds, and taking us on a journey of connection and care in the ever-widening web of creation of which we are a part. Religious Education during 9:15am service only, nursery care provided at both services.


Celene Lillie (Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary) is historian of early christian texts.  She considers herself multi-vocational, working as the Director of Adult Education and Spiritual Formation at First United Methodist Church in Boulder, Colorado, an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, and a lecturing nationally as a member of the Jesus Seminar.  Celene is the author of The Rape of Eve: The Transformation of Roman Ideology in Three Early Christian Retellings of Genesis, the director of translations for A New New Testament, edited by Hal Taussig and a co-author of The Thunder Perfect Mind: A New Translation and Introduction.  Alongside her spiritual and academic pursuits in the realm of Christianity, she is also a committed Buddhist practitioner.




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