Following the Magi: Exploring and Celebrating Dimensions of Culture

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TWO WEDNESDAYS: JANUARY 19 AND 26, BOTH 6:45-8:15 P.M., in Bloedel Hall and via Zoom

The season of Epiphany is a time of unveiling, light, and revelation. On Wednesdays, January 19 & 26, we will gather in the spirit of the Magi following the bright star, exploring and celebrating 9 dimensions of culture. The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will facilitate our conversation.

On Wednesday, January 19, we will explore the following dimensions of culture:

  • Power Distance
  • Uncertainty Avoidance
  • In-Group Collectivism
  • Institutional Collectivism

On Wednesday, January 26, we will explore the following dimensions of culture:

  • Gender Egalitarianism
  • Assertiveness
  • Performance Orientation
  • Future Orientation
  • Humane Orientation

Information to join via Zoom is below:

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Meeting ID: 846 6158 5114

Passcode: 690834

The Radix Project Returns, January 2022

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OPENING PLENARY: SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 6:30–8 P.M. via Zoom (Note: this link is for the presentation only. Groups will each have their own Zoom link, issued separately.)


The seventh series in The Radix Project is titled Doing Justice, Loving Mercy, and draws inspiration from selected scripture stories and accompanying artwork to invite reflection on current events and how we live and move and have our being in this time.

The six-week series will launch the week of January 24 and run through early March. Once again, we will set things up with an opening plenary, via Zoom, scheduled for Sunday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. Join the plenary using this link.

Given the recent surge in pandemic infections, all groups will gather via Zoom this iteration. Groups begin meeting the week of January 24, and will meet once a week for six weeks. [Note: Sunday groups will begin January 30. Wednesday groups will skip March 2 (Ash Wednesday) and finish March 9]

Learn more about The Radix Project, and view materials and video from previous iterations, here.

Whether you participated in the past or not, you are welcome and heartily encouraged to join a small group this season. We do ask, if you sign up, that you prioritize these dates in your calendar so you are present for all (or most) of the meetings. The deadline to register is January 17, 2022.

UPDATE: Watch a video of the opening presentation below:

The first few minutes of the presentation were not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Download the slides from the opening plenary presentation here.

The Wisdom School 2021–22 Season Announcement.

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See the complete 2021–22 Season Schedule here. 


The Wisdom School is now entering its sixth year. The complete schedule may now be seen at, and the full season brochure can be downloaded as a pdf.

Highlights include:

Opening Plenary: A Spirituality of Desire

Facilitated by Dean Steve Thomason

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021, 6:45 P.M.

Following Jesus to a New Counter-Cultural, Post-Pandemic Normal

A Saturday gathering led by Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, the first black woman to be elected a diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Ravished by Nature’s Beauty: Christian Mystics and the Longing for God

A two-part workshop led by theologian and best-selling author Belden C. Lane

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022, 6:30–8:30 P.M.
and SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 9:30 A.M.–3 P.M.

Women’s Retreat: Desire and Holy Longing

Facilitated by Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

MAY 13–15, 2022, at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island

Men’s Retreat: “Our Shelter from the Stormy Blast”—Spiritual Reflections on 9/11, Pandemic, and Change

Facilitated by The Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke & Dean Steve Thomason

FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NOON, JUNE 10–12, 2022, at St. Andrew’s House Retreat Center on beautiful Hood Canal

CAPSTONE: Following in Celtic Footsteps—A Pilgrimage to Iona and Ancient Missions of Britain

Led by The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason & Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

JULY 17–29, 2022