our retreats

Retreat, reflect, restore…but in relaxed ambiance and conversation with a small group of others at the newly created Spent Dandelion Monthly Retreats!

Over a spread of three days and two nights, we will savor good conversation, delicious cuisine, and wide and varied North Shore offerings.

Each retreat, while different in teachings, is uniform in cost and cancellation policy and follows the same general schedule.


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The Spent Dandelion Theological Retreat Center

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808 Stanley Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616 United States
(605) 521-6284 http://spentdandelion.com/

September 2019

Social Justice: The New Reformation Moment

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - October 1 @ 11:30 am CDT
The Spent Dandelion Theological Retreat Center, 808 Stanley Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616 United States
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$225 17 tickets left

When Martin Luther nailed those 95 Theses up on that door at Wittenberg, he nailed the Issue of the Day: Indulgences, namely the charging for the remission of sins. His emphasis on grace radically changed not just people’s perception of their relationship to God, but history itself. Justification as Gospel Truth has consoled people, reconciled people, and freed people. But it has also narrowed the understanding of the Gospel to that of the personal forgiveness of sins. Missed over the…

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October 2019

Is God Still Jealous, or Now Just Envious?

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - October 20 @ 11:00 am CDT
The Spent Dandelion Theological Retreat Center, 808 Stanley Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616 United States
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$125 – $225 21 tickets left

Exodus 20:5 and 34:14 don’t leave much to the imagination about God’s self-awareness: upshot of both is that God is a jealous God. Even life-long English speakers confuse, though, the words ‘jealous’ and ‘envious.’ ’Jealous’ means unwilling to share. ’Envious’ means wanting what someone else has. It’s often overlooked that in the First Commandment, God doesn’t say that there aren’t any other gods: God says only that we shouldn’t have any other gods. There are options, that is, and by and large,…

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