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Midrash Lab: Psalm 23

with Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

Saturday, February 19, 2022

9-12pm Pacific

12-3pm Eastern

5-8pm Ireland/UK

Program Description

“The Lord is my shepherd . . .” It’s the psalm everyone has heard. In fact, it’s so popular, it sometimes gets an eye-roll among church people. But amid a 21st-century global pandemic, what if there’s something new to discover? Psalm 23 is both personal and political. It’s both comforting and challenging. It sings directly to the complexities of life, acknowledging the reality of evil in a world held in God’s unfailing love. Join psalmist Richard Bruxvoort Colligan in a verse-by-verse immersion in word, art, and song. Includes teaching, reflection, and midrash practice that invites participants to encounter the richness of the Shepherd’s Psalm in a fresh way.

The retreat will be recorded for those who pre-register but are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

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Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

Richard Bruxvoort Colligan, MA is a Psalmist, spiritual director and freelance musician. He enjoys all manner of projects in theology and the arts. Through his company,, he is publishing imaginative and adventurous songs for the ever-evolving church. Raised in the Midwestern United States, he is a husband to Trish and a dad to Sam. Faves: discovery, music, Star Wars, bosc pears, blue, laughter, naps.

Read Richard’s guest post for the Abbey here>>


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