Past Retreats

ROOO Poster


Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson Gatto Chair in Christian Studies at St Francis Xavier in Religious Studies September 15–17, 2023 Kuriakos, Sylvan Lake, AB Drinking Deeply of Scripture: An Expansion on the Book Pairings Sessions:
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Rev. Dr. Kristine Ruffatto Retired Professor of Old Testament Studies at LTS September 9–11, 2022 Kuriakos, Sylvan Lake, AB An Adult Look at Sunday School Stories Sessions: Summary: When we are children, we learn the stories of the Bible and get out of them what we can. But the biblical narratives are highly literary, theological … Read more
2021 poster


Rev. Dr. Tim Wray Pastor at Lutheran Church of the Master, Airdrie September 10–12, 2021 Kuriakos, Sylvan Lake, AB Valuing Creation: The Economics of Saving Sessions: Summary: Christians have long wrestled with the question, “What must I do to be saved?” In 2020, concern for personal salvation also includes more concrete concerns about saving our … Read more
2019 ROOO Poster


Dr. Faith Nostbakken Spiritual Director, Ecumenical Officer, ABT Synod (ELCIC) September 13–15, 2019 Kuriakos, Sylvan Lake, AB A Tapestry of Sacred Stories: Yours, Mine, God’s Sessions: Introducing Sacred Story: Call and Blessing Spiritual Encounters: Personal Relationships Tests/Challenges/Eclipses Summary: We began by considering how our lives can be seen as threads of a story and what … Read more
Poster 2018

2018 OLD

Rev. Dr. Anna Madsen

Justice, Grace, Hope: Making Sense in a Mixed-Up World

2017 OLD

Rev. Dr. Thom Johnson

Reformation and Resistance for Today: Inspiration from the Reformers, Bonhoeffer, and the Interfaith Movement

2016 Poster

2016 OLD

Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson

Pilgrimage: A Western Canadian User’s Guide

2015 Poster

2015 OLD

Rev. Dr. Cam Harder

Faith in the 21st Century: Politics, Science & the Workplace

2014 Poster

2014 OLD

Dr. Harry O. Maier

Houses of Living Stone: Creating Space for Mission and Identity in a Secular Society

2004 – 2013 OLD

Earlier Speakers

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