Listening For the Call--Putting Passion to Purpose

By Kip Hubbard


When I was in my thirties, I was called to a ministry that I didn't know existed. The seed of my awakening had germinated when, at the age of ten, I heard the distant thunder of ancient marching drums warming up for our local Memorial Day Parade. That seed sprouted nearly thirty years later, one chilly Friday night following a community dance in Port Townsend, Washington, and took root deep in my soul.


I was a fresh arrival to that remote then-hippy enclave on the Olympic Peninsula, having recently migrated from L.A. Dressed to the nines in a tweed sport coat ...

read more...

Rumi Was Once a Twelve-Year-Old Refugee

The heart-wrenching situation in war-torn countries coupled with the current immigration climate leaves many of us weeping for the loss and displacement of so many innocent civilians, including children. While our hearts lament with the darkest notes, our minds whirl in confusion. We may wonder, how can this be happening?

Syria was once a flourishing center for culture, arts, sciences, spirituality and religion. So was Afghanistan. Now both countries are in ruins.

Rumi’s Roots in Syria

In the thirteenth century, Damascus and Aleppo — both in present-day Syria — were bursting with scholars, Sufis, and seekers escaping the Mongol ...

read more...

Work that is Real

“The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.”

What is MY real work? This is a question that we may (and should) find ourselves asking not just at the end of high school or college when we are entering the work world but many times over our lives and careers. Indeed, our real work may evolve over time as we do and as our culture does. As we and the times change we are called to live into our gifts more specifically and with greater impact. We are invited to “transform work with ...

read more...

The Equality of Compassionate Action

Many have come to celebrate MLK’s birthday as a Day of Service. It is a perfect time to bring people together around a common passion to support, uplift, and unify individuals and communities that have experienced brokenness, separation and despair.

Fortunately, you don’t have to look far to find a way to be of service, whether for the one-day celebration/initiative or in ways that are more long-lasting. The invitation is everywhere to activate one’s heart and to use one’s skills and resources to be of service. The beauty is that we all have different skills ...

read more...

MLK Day Celebration at Fox Institute

Honor Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy with the Fox Institute at a free community gathering of drums, song and the spoken word. Monday, January 15th, Plymouth Hall, 4:00-6:00 PM. Bring a poem, song, drum or percussion instrument.

read more...

2018 Spring Intensive Flyer

read more...

You are Cordially Invited to our Grand Opening - October 21st, 2017

FREE OPEN HOUSE

FICS classrooms and staff offices (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)

During the day on Saturday, we hope you will stop by our classrooms at the south entrance to the First Congregational Church of Boulder, directly across the street from 1st Bank on Broadway between Spruce and Pine. Faculty will be present to share a taste of the FICS pedagogy – from seminar-like panel discussions to short art-as-meditation experientials. Our staff will be available to answer questions and to give tours of the classrooms and our newly remodeled staff offices in the historic carriage house, also behind the ...

read more...

August Meet & Greet with Rev. Matthew Fox, Rev. Dr. David sharp and Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen

August 19th, 1:30 to 3:30 PM MDT

Join renowned teacher, author, and mystic Matthew Fox, along with FICS faculty, Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen and Rev. Dr. David Sharp, who, in addition to being graduates of the former UCS (where they met and then married), are spiritual teachers, actors, writers, singers and tap dancers! We will explore the topic of mystics as well as our unique coursework, Art-as-Meditation. We will also update the latest developments at FICS and give registration information.

read more...

July Meet & Greet with Shalem Institute

July 22, 2017 1:30-3:30 PM MST

Join FICS staff and guests for an update on FICS and a conversation about spiritual direction. Learn about the Masters degree in Spiritual Direction jointly offered by FICS and Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.

read more...