Dave Tomlinson

Perhaps the great dilemma of our times is a ‘loss of soul’, a dislocation from our deepest selves, from compassion, from nature, and ultimately from the divine. Yet when soul is neglected, it doesn’t simply go away; it appears in obsessions, addictions, aggression, and loss of meaning. Drawing on music, art, poetry and biblical imagination, this retreat will consider the meaning of soul in theological and cultural terms and explore ways to foster soulfulness in ordinary everyday life, in church communities, and in our world. Dave is an Anglican priest, and chaplain to St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation. He is the author of many books including ‘How to be a Bad Christian – and a better human being’ and ‘Black Sheep and Prodigals’ – an antidote to black and white religion. Dave also contributes to Radio 2’s ‘Pause for Thought’ and passionately supports Liverpool Football Club!