CSF 610 - LIVING THE OUTWARD JOURNEY
WITH LES BIGGS
CLASS DATES: MAY 5 - FEB 22, 2018
ON-SITE DATES: MAY 5 - MAY 11, 2018
ON-SITE LOCATION: TBD
9 CREDIT HOURS
Relationality is at the heart of God and thus the heart of Christian spirituality. We do not become spiritually mature without others. Christian community within which and through which we live out the spiritual life is a reflection of our relationship with God and others. Ours is a shared journey. As we willingly open ourselves to the transformative movement of the love of God, we open ourselves to the world around us. The ever-deepening spiritual experience is a participation in Jesus’ incarnational presence, through the Spirit, giving flesh to God’s compassionate love of humanity and all creation.
The outward journey takes into consideration the persons we are, our interests, our personality, and our unique relationship with God and weaves that uniqueness into the fabric of community, the people of God. Together we are entrusted with the challenge of embodying the values and vision of God’s kingdom. The Spirit of God invites us to be an attentive and responsive presence as we listen for and respond to the guidance of that “still small voice” guiding our journey together; a journey that promotes and establishes healing and hope, compassion and justice, peace and reconciliation, in this created world … on earth, as it is in heaven.
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Les has over 25 years of pastoral ministry experience as well as several years teaching in a Bible College. Spiritual formation has been a major focus during these ministry experiences. Exploring what is possible in our life with God while entering into the overarching Biblical narrative have always been important themes for him. He was an Adjunct Professor at Carey in 2012 and at Tyndale University and Seminary (Toronto) in 2013 teaching on connecting the ministry of the church to the Kingdom of God. Les is married, lives in Victoria and enjoys walking around Rithet’s Bog and birding.