What can our corner of the created world reveal about our creaturely and creative selves and our Designer? What can trees teach us about theology? We invite you to join us on Friday, December 10th for The Trinity Forum’s Online Conversation with Andrew Peterson on what it looks like to encounter God through the glory of creation and how deeper attentiveness to the beauty around us can awaken us to wisdom and wonder.
In his lyrical and insightful new book, The God of the Garden, Andrew Peterson reflects on the formational significance of place and symbolism of nature in the spiritual life. He notes:
Trees need to be still in order to grow. We need to be still in order to see that God’s work in us and around us is often slow and quiet, patient and steady. It was in this stillness that I sat in the Chapter House, watching through its windows as creation cycled through its changes, to delve into the soil of the past, to brain into the air of the present, and to strain toward the skies of the coming kingdom.—Andrew Peterson, The God of the Garden
Those who register for this Online Conversation will be invited to participate in post-event discussion groups to continue the conversation! The discussion groups will be moderated by Trinity Forum representatives and aim to allow participants to more deeply engage with the ideas in the Online Conversation with other viewers. Once registered, look in your confirmation email for the link to sign-up for a discussion group. We trust this will provide a safe space for you to connect with other thoughtful folks who want to continue the conversation!