Conversation with Ian Morgan Cron


Few communicators can awaken people to the depth of God’s love like Ian Morgan Cron, an acknowledged authority and practitioner of contemplative spirituality. Whether he is guiding a retreat for artists, introducing university students to ancient spiritual practices, introducing a non-denominational congregation to liturgical worship, or sharing lessons that individuals and churches can learn from the Twelve Steps and recovery movement, Ian is a master at creating environments where people can encounter God in new and life-giving ways. 

Ian is the author of the critically acclaimed Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim’s Tale and Jesus, My Father, the CIA and Me: A Memoir…of Sorts. He has spoken at Willow Creek, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University, Denver Seminary, the Catalyst Conference, the International Arts Movement Encounter, Story 2011, the Center for Action and Contemplation with Richard Rohr, Belmont University, the Wild Goose Festival, Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids, Laity Lodge, The Storyline Conference with Donald Miller, and alongside Amy Grant and Becca Stevens at An Evening of Stories at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In addition to writing and speaking, Ian is the curator of the Conversations on Courage and Faith Series at Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut, which in the past year has hosted Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, author and Medal of Freedom Winner Maya Angelou, theologian N.T. Wright, and Richard Rohr, among others.

Ian holds a BA from Bowdoin College, an MA in Counseling from Denver Seminary, an MDiv from New York Theological Seminary, and is currently completing his doctorate in Christian Spirituality at Fordham University.

Apr 21, 2015 - 11:00am
Manning Chapel