Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will offer a spiritual formation elective Jan. 13-16 to discuss Henri Nouwen. Using Nouwen’s writings and life story as a lens, this class will explore how he built upon his own classical training in Christian formation and brought new insights from pastoral care and the world’s wisdom traditions to bear on his own evolving understanding of spiritual formation.

Following Nouwen’s own teaching style, the course will combine short lectures focused on Scripture texts with spiritual practices such as chant, lectio divina, visio divina, and small group spiritual direction exercises.

Michael Christensen, national director of Shalom Initiative at Drew University Theological School, and Rebecca Laird, director of spiritual formation at Drew University, will serve as leaders.

Registration fee is $350 and limited overnight housing is available for an additional fee. Continuing Education Units plus certificate credit is available. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.