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Shhhh! The Art of Listening in an Inattentive Culture

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 8:00PM - 9:30 PM

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Like friendship, listening is remarkably neglected by scholars. Even more surprising, it receives scant attention within the church—we who are called to "listen" to God and God's beloved. In our day of shallow, broad connection—much of it in the forms of texting and posting—there's growing evidence from a variety of fields that the deep, attentional art of listening is health-inducing and life-enhancing, countering some of the pathogenic elements in our environment. Moreover, listening just might be essential to sanctification. The evening will be spent reflecting on listening's significance in our lives of citizenship, discipleship, and fellowship.

Susan S. Phillips has served as Executive Director at New College Berkeley since 1994, is a trained spiritual director, and is keenly interested in how we live our faith in daily life, drawing insight from the diverse fields of the social sciences, biblical spirituality, and practical theology. Read her full bio.

Join us for this free Evening Public Lecture. Our lectures tend to draw large crowds, so plan to arrive early for a good seat. 

For more information about this lecture, contact Doug Hills at or 604.221.3373.

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Susan Phillips

Executive Director and Professor of Sociology and Christianity (New College Berkeley)

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