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WHERE ARE YOU GOD? Finding meaning in the Tragedy of Life

September 9 - October 14, 2019 Free
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Dates & Times

  • Sep 9, 2019
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Sep 16, 2019
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Sep 23, 2019
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    • Sep 30, 2019
      6:00pm - 7:30pm
    • Oct 7, 2019
      6:00pm - 7:30pm
    • Oct 14, 2019
      6:00pm - 7:30pm
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  • Attend the Symposium
    Free
  • Participate in the Research Study
    Free

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Thank you for registering for this impactful symposium. This is also a research project that is being conducted with the approval of Asbury Theological Seminary. You are free to attend the event whether you participate in the research study or not. Your decision is confidential, fellow participants will not know your level of participation. If you have any questions that arise prior to your decision to participate, I will be happy to respond. Just send me an email with your questions at jeff.brooks@asburyseminary.edu. If you decide to participate, please follow this secure link to become clear on the details and to initiate the Informed Consent.

You may withdraw from the study at any time with no problems or consequences.

Jeff Brooks is the Chief Operating Officer for all Points North Lodge—a behavioral health program scheduled to open in the Vail Valley in early 2020. Jeff holds multiple licenses and specialty certifications in addiction-recovery & relapse prevention, as well as in healthcare leadership. He has worked extensively as a counselor with adolescents, adults, and families struggling with the affliction of addiction and trauma for over 26 years and is passionate about connecting people to the hope of recovery and restoration that is available through professional treatment, social support and the power of a relevant Gospel.

Jeff is the author of "Holding on for Life"-a spiritual autobiography that chronicles the life, foibles, restoration and redemption of a trauma survivor and struggling alcoholic.

Where are you God? Finding Meaning in the Tragedy of Life

A six-session lecture series designed to bring clarity, meaning, purpose and restoration to the wounded soul. All are welcome, no assumptions of faith, religious identity or belief are required. No specific beliefs required, no question is off limits.

  1. Life is A Story-Where Does Mine Begin?
    You were thought of before you were born. You were born in purpose and intention. These statements are often met with a mix of skepticism and faint hope. In our postmodern era, life is explained away as relative, random and reckless. But what if there was an honorable intentionality- a noble purpose to what you were called to be? We must go backwards in the larger story before we can proceed forward.

  2. Who Am I, Where Am I and Who\What is God Doing In All Of This?
    Life is often like a reading a novel by starting in the middle section Something important is happening and it seems the main character should be involved in an intentional way. But what to make of all these other people. Danger lurks and friends are scarce-even nonexistent. Who to trust, which way to go and what’s the point anyhow?

  3. Why is life so hard? Why does every good thing we try to do seem so opposed? Those intentions to find love, be a better friend, spouse or parent-we make some movements towards that and then it blows up in our face. How about trying to lose weight or improve in some functionality in life-part of us wants to and part of us doesn’t. what’s this all about?

  4. Ties that bind-The Wound, The False Self & Agreements
    Life has a way of shaping us into the people we were not meant to be. Our personalities and preferences are often shaped by unconscious mandates and injunctions. These are the survival mechanisms that shout to us what we must and must not do. Where do these come from and when did we learn them? This is exhausting. Are these helpful or hurtful in our pursuit of life, freedom and authenticity?

  5. Waiting for Superman-Rescue and Redemption-The Father’s Heart
    Is there any hope or help to be expected from God? Is He indifferent, detached or even demanding that we pull it together? Discover His role and His heart as the One who is fierce in His intentionality as He pursues, rescues, redeems and restores.

  6. Who Is This Man? Healing and Restoration
    Jesus is the most controversial figure in human history. Was He a good man with good intentions? A moral philosopher and teacher-perhaps a model of the best in humanity? What of His claims, his life’s work and His death? Many claimed to have witnessed remarkable events and had even seen Him after His death- to the point that their testimony caused their own torturous demise. What’s this all about and what hope and meaning does this offer have for our story?