Retreat Schedule

FRIDAY (9/15) 


– Check-in for weekend attendees staying onsite: Friday, starting at 4pm at Baird Hall (30 Waverly Rd, San Anselmo, CA 94960) 
– Arriving after 7pm, Fri? Head straight to Alexander Hall (40 Kensington Rd, San Anselmo, CA 94960) 

4:00  Registration and Check-in begins (Baird Hall)

7:00  Welcome, Orientation, and Reception (Alexander Hall)

8:00  Session 1 (Pete Enns) | The Messiness of Scripture: Why Is Reading the Bible So Hard? 

SATURDAY (9/16) 

8:30  Coffee and Light Breakfast (provided; Alexander Hall)

9:30  Opening Prayer 

10:00  Session 2 (Pete Enns) | The Bible and the Life of Faith: Rethinking Faith According to Life’s Evidence 

11:00  Break

11:15  Session 3 (Jennifer Kaalund) | Reading the Bible with Jesus: How the NT Points Beyond the OT 

12:15  Lunch (provided) 

1:30  Session 4 (Wendy Farley) | Spiritual Practice and Beauty: How the Bible Points Beyond Itself 

2:30  Panel Discussion with Speakers: Pete Enns, Jennifer Kaalund, Wendy Farley, Peter Choi

3:00  Afternoon Break 

6:00  Dinner (provided)

7:00  Session 5 (Pete Enns) | The Bible and the Future: Where Do We Go from Here?  

8:00  Faith and Justice Fellowship Reception (for fellows participating in cohorts) 

SUNDAY (9/17) 

9:00  Coffee and Light Breakfast (provided) 

10:00  Small Groups 

10:30  Worship and Session 6 (Peter Choi) | The Bible as Source of Hope: The Good News in Unlikely Places for a Hurting World 

11:30  Check-out and Departure 



We’ll be on the campus of San Francisco Theological Seminary / University of Redlands Marin Campus; you can see a campus map HERE. All sessions and meals will take place in Alexander Hall.


Free street parking available; please note that overnight parking is only allowed on Kensington Road between Austin Ave and Bolinas Ave

Covid Safety 

  • Full vaccination is strongly recommended, following CDC and WHO guidelines.
  • Testing is suggested within one day of your participation in the gathering. We ask that you please refrain from attending if you have a positive result or have Covid symptoms.
  • Masks are optional; please do what feels safe and right for you!

What to Expect

For this weekend, we will be a community gathered from all over the U.S., with profoundly different backgrounds and experiences, sharing common questions and concerns. We have planned for times of both rigorous learning and relaxing fellowship. Please come with open hearts and minds for a time of deep spiritual inquiry. 

Accessing Live Stream & Session Recordings

Click here to access all live streamed sessions. Please note that you will need to RSVP to each session to access the stream. Can’t make it to a livestream? All sessions will be recorded and you will have access to those videos until December 31.

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