• Face to face
    with the mystery
    at the root of the human soul

Dr. John Blackwell

Author, Speaker, Retreat Leader, Educator

Knowing God directly means becoming more human

Author John Blackwell has become known for his interest and commitment to knowing God and the Source of Life in the most direct ways possible. He is committed to understanding...

Learn to recognize the mysteries unfolding before your eyes

In his latest book, John brings us face to face with the stories of Abraham as he learned to recognize the mysteries that were unfolding before his eyes. Over time, Abraham developed...

Make your own connections and discover your own way

As both writer and speaker, John supports people as they discover their own voice and develop their own relationships with others. From his studies in great literature...

John Blackwell possesses an ability to see, to closely observe, and to share his sight in an intellectually and spiritually meaningful manner. The result is a series of challenges for the reader; challenges to visit one’s symbolic place of birth and wholeness and to see one’s story in light of knowing God and the world through direct life experiences.

Professor Cheryl Hinton Hooks

A Life Open to the Infinite

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Architecture, Art & Scripture

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John on Camera

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A Whole New World

John's Blog

  • Gathering Broken Fragments – John 6:4–15

    How do we become one?  How does a fragmented world come to enjoy an adequate measure of togetherness and unity?  This is easier said than done.  Authentic unity—genuine communion—cannot be forced.  But when it happens, it is clearly a treasure. When I write these words, I cannot help but think of what I read in […]

  • What if we Cure Aging? – Matthew 23:1–12 and 25:1–13

    If there were a cure for aging, I’m pretty sure plenty of us would be interested.  I recently listened to a talk by Aubrey de Grey.  His subject was the possibility of undoing the aging process. Dr. De Grey first defines aging as the accumulation of damage to tissue and cells that we all suffer […]

  • Why We Sing – Psalm 96

    I have a new colleague, Dr. Franklin Gross.  He is an amazing musician and an accomplished pianist.  Inasmuch as I am a fan of piano, we hit it off. Dr. Gross is planning a workshop entitled, Why We Sing.  I was intrigued by the title of this workshop (it will take place in November), and […]

  • Still Waters – Psalm 23

    Why is the 23rd Psalm so compelling? It may be the most often-read, most treasured passage in the Bible.  What can we know about its great power?  Why does it make such a profound impact that fills not only our consciousness, but also our entire body? One place to begin involves our recognizing that the […]