Creation's Wisdom Book Retreat

with Author Rev. Daniel Wolpert
Offered by The BTS Center in partnership with MICAH (Minnesota Institute of Contemplation & Healing)

Using Christian scripture and theology through the lens of modern science, Creation’s Wisdom explores the concept of the Tibetan Five Wisdoms to address such questions as: What is a Christian spirituality that speaks to the needs of people in an era of climate change? What practices can guide us? What is a helpful perspective? Author Dan Wolpert uncovers that the answers lie in the elements of creation.

During November and December 2020, this five week book retreat explored the nature of Creation’s Wisdom, how God speaks to us through creation, how we can connect to the wider creation in holistic and meaningful ways, and how we can become ambassadors for a path of healing in this time of climate crisis. The retreat used a combination of discussion, teaching, and contemplative practice that will strengthen us for the challenging journey ahead.

Gathering in the time after our historic election and as we enter into the holiday season, this book retreat grounded us in the ways of Wisdom as we prepare to enter into the new year. How can Wisdom’s call be heard and help lead and guide us in these challenging times?

Rev. Daniel Wolpert

What people are saying about the book:

“Wisdom is essential to human survival. Creation’s Wisdom draws on Hebrew scriptures, the gospel of Jesus, and Tibetan teachings to navigate our strange new world with a spirituality that is embodied, communal, and elemental. When infrastructures are eroding, best get a guide that will prepare you for anything." 
- Rev. Dr. Heather Murray Elkins, Hannon Professor of Worship and Preaching, Emerita, Drew University

“Daniel Wolpert brings his immense wisdom to bear on the central crisis on our time: climate change.  With clarity and grace he shows that the contemplative spiritual traditions can help us heal the alienation between humanity and the rest of creation.  An important, timely book.” 
- L. Roger Owens, Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality and Ministry, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary