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JULY 22 - 27, 2016

This intimate retreat is designed to provide a Sabbath rest in the majesty of the Alaskan wilderness, while growing your faith with Dr. McKnight and like-minded followers of Christ.  Dr. Mcknight  will lead us in considering the many ways the Christian Church revolutionized the Roman Empire.   Paul’s mission was to create a community that crossed all boundaries, a"fellowship of differents," that made invisible people visible. How can the Church today live up to this still-revolutionary kingdom design?

Afternoons will feature optional activities: whale watching, wildlife viewing, mountain and beach hiking. Each evening we will enjoy gourmet dinners featuring our own fresh seafood, followed by readings and special events: literary, cinematic, and Alaskan.    

Location: Harvester Island, off the coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska. (Itinerary: Fly to Anchorage, then Kodiak. I meet everyone in Kodiak, where we'll take a 30 minute bush plane flight across the stunning interior of Kodiak, out to the village of Larsen Bay. We'll then take a boat to our fish camp and retreat center on Harvester Island. )



For more information, email Leslieleylandfields@gmail.com.

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author or editor of fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.  Dr. McKnight has given interviews on radios across the nation, has appeared on television, and is regularly speaks at local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the USA and abroad. Dr. McKnight obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham (1986).

McKnight is the author of  the award-winning The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others (Paraclete, 2004), which won the Christianity Today book of the year for Christian Living. His books include Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us (Paraclete, 2005), The Story of the Christ (Baker, 2006), Praying with the Church (Paraclete, 2006), The Real Mary: Why Evangelical Christians Can Embrace the Mother of Jesus (Paraclete, 2007), A Community Called Atonement (Abingdon, 2007). He broadened his Jesus Creed project in writing a daily devotional: 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed (Paraclete, 2008). His studies in conversion were expanded with his newest book, Finding Faith, Losing Faith (Baylor, 2008), a book he co-authored with his former student Hauna Ondrey. Other books are The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible (Zondervan, 2008) and Fasting (Thomas Nelson, 2009).

His other books include a commentary on James (The Epistle of James, NICNT), One.Life: Jesus Calls, We FollowThe King Jesus Gospel (Zondervan), Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not (IVP, 2013), A Long Faithfulness: The Case for Christian Perseverance (Bondfire/Patheos Books, 2013),The Sermon on the Mount ( Zondervan, 2013), Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church (Brazos), andThe Heaven Promise: Engaging the Bible’s Truth about Life to Come (WaterBrook, 2015).


COST: Five nights, 6 days, all inclusive (food, lodging, wilderness excursions) $1500. Special rate for a couple (or parent and child): $2250 for both!  For more info, and for an inexpensive way to fly to Alaska, write me: leslieleylandfields@gmail.com