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Kairos Contemplative Christian Service

Tuesday evenings, 8-8:30 p.m., Cannon Memorial Chapel

Kairos is a weekly service that offers students sacred time to reflect on life's deepest questions. Kairos services are led by members of the Chaplaincy staff and students who serve on the Kairos Leadership Team. Each service includes scripture, hymns, contemporary music, prayer and candle lighting. 

Each service focuses on a theme and question that help students to consider their lives and their relationship to the world around them in light of the Christian faith. This spring, the weekly Kairos themes are based on foundational spiritual practices that are explored in the book, Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words by Brian McLaren. Following the service each week, the Kairos community will gather from 8:30-9 p.m. in the Wilton Center Conference Room to discuss each of these practices and the corresponding chapter in the McLaren's book. 

Dates and Themes for Spring 2017 Services

January 10: Naked Spirituality: How can I become real with God?

January 17: Here. How can I awaken to the presence of God?

January 24: Thanks! How can I awaken to the goodness of God?

January 31: O! How can I awaken to the wonder of God?

February 7: Sorry. How can I grow stronger through failure?

February 14: Help! How can I grow stronger through weakness?

February 21: Mercy. How can I grow stronger through compassion?

February 28: When? How can I endure through delay?

March 14: No! How can I endure through disillusionment?

March 21: Why? How can I endure through abandonment?

March 28: Behold. How can I deepen through attentive seeing?

April 4: Yes. How can I deepen through willing surrender?

April 11: Listen. How can I deepen through contemplative silence?

April 18: Love. How can I live a life with God?