Three Events at the Close with Barbara Crafton

Called Book Party 

Monday May 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Kick off the week of Commencement festivities and the Alumni Gathering with the celebration of Barbara Crafton’s newest book, Called. Join the extended community of General Theological Seminary for conversation, refreshments and a reading from Crafton’s newest book. Additionally, the author will answer questions and sign books. Copies of Called and The Alsolife will be available for purchase.

2 Day Intensive Course

Friday & Saturday June 23 – 24

Quiet Days and Retreats: How to Lead Them. In a career spanning 37 years, Barbara Crafton has led hundreds of retreats on many different topics in many different kinds of communities. Come and learn about how you might begin or enhance your practice of leading the people of God in their precious time apart from the daily business of life into a closer walk with Christ. Register for the course at

The Alsolife Quiet Day

Saturday June 24, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

What happens when we leave this life? Will we know each other? Will we still be our- selves? Does my mom remember me at all in her heavenly home, or is she so different now that our life here just doesn’t matter to her anymore?

You grew up hearing about an afterlife: something good (or maybe, something really bad) at the end of the one-thing-after-another line that was your life. But what if time is not really a line? Modern physics gives us a very different picture of time from the one we inherited. What might this mean to us and the losses that break our hearts?

Let’s consider the life that is larger than this one. We are all on our way there, and we have nothing to fear. Sign up here: If you have any questions, contact Anne Silver, head of the Center for Christian Spirituality,