Jordan Stream: Wading into the Depths of the African American Mystical Christian Tradition
Led By: Rev. Marcus Halley
Suggested Donation: $350
February 22 – February 24, 2019
The mystical syncretism between African religious traditions and reclaimed Christianity provided the spiritual well from which many enslaved and freed African Americans drew strength to endure white supremacy and racism in the Americas. The current “Black Church” is the inheritor of this powerful, spiritual tradition. We will both explore the history and theology of these practices as well as exploring their depths for our contemporary struggle against these prevailing systems. This retreat will explore Christian scripture as as historical and contemporary voices from black women and men.
The Rev’d. Marcus Halley is the 18th Rector of Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, Minnesota; an adjunct professor in Diversity and Racial Justice at Bishop Kemper School for Ministry in Topeka, Kansas; and an avid writer and blogger. With degrees from Johnson C. Smith University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, and the School of Theology at the University of the South (where he is currently a Doctor of Ministry student), Marcus has interests around the intersections of race, sexuality, faith, and politics.