IANDS Christian Sharing Group
4th Monday of the Month, 8pm EST, 5pm PST
December 27 topic: Who was Jesus? Simply an enlightened person? The Son of God? What does this mean?
Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you a non-Christian who has had an NDE with Jesus, or set in a Christian context? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? It is helpful for some experiencers to be able to consider issues of Christianity in discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows for these sorts of discussions. Each evening will begin with a brief presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. There will also be time to share our experiences and struggles and joys and dreams. We come from many different Christian traditions, or none at all, and will therefore hold a variety of views, so we commit to respecting all perspectives. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. With open hearts we can discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among and within us. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who feel called to join us.
Facilitated by Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury
January 24 topic: Reincarnation. Does this fit into Christian theology?
February 28 topic: St. Paul’s NDE, its features, and how this may have influenced his understanding of God.
About the facilitator
The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal Priest for 25 years and has professionally counseled many people who’ve had NDE’s and STE’s. She herself has had a number of Spiritually Transformative Experiences beginning at age 6. Stephanie is drawn to the bright overlap between matter and spirit, and how life in this reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to act as a translator to a world that is often blind to the astonishing wonder of All That Is, and help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. Stephanie has led retreats, spoken at Boston IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for the Leap from Within podcast. While grounded in the Christian tradition, Stephanie welcomes insight both from within organized religions and beyond. You can learn more at Grannypriest.com.