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30 Sep 2017 8:30 AM • ABC Room at Hoag Auditorium at UNG in Dahlonega, GA
04 Nov 2017 8:00 AM • Hoag auditorium, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA


Over the last several years a number of independent book clubs in North Georgia have been reading books that explore various aspects of our religious heritage and spirituality.  Many of us have attended theological lectures and felt there would be an interest in offering lectures in North Georgia to learn more about the origin and evolution of our religious heritage.  

Our mission is to foster a better understanding of religion, theology, spirituality and science 
and how that impacts our lives in the 21st century.

Mountain Top Lectures in collaboration with the University of North Georgia host scholars and authors on a wide range of issues of religion and spirituality in a north Georgia setting. We host three lectures per year, one in the spring, one in the summer and one in the fall at the Hoag Auditorium at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, GA.

Since we began in 2010, we have been very fortunate to host some of the most prominent authors and speakers on religion: Dr. Amy Jill Levine, Dr. Marcus Borg, Dr. Robin Meyers, Dr. Bart Ehrman, and the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault, Dr. Brian McLaren, Bishop John Shelby Spong, Dr. John Dominic Crossan and Rabbi Rami Shapiro.  Last year we hosted Dr. Owen Flanagan, Dr. Kirby Godsey and Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor, and this year, Rev. Michael Dowd, imam Enchassi and Rev. Dr. John Phillip Newell.

If you have an interest or curiosity about how Christianity and other religions developed and the challenges they face in the 21st century, you will want to join us at Mountain Top Lectures.

Our recent post lecture surveys have indicated a strong interest in spirituality, the connections between science and religion and understanding other religions.  Our future speakers address these issues.

We limit the number attending our lectures to provide an intimate setting for questions and discussion.

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2017 Lecture Series speakers -

April 7-8 - Pastor Phillip Gulley

August 26 - Dr. Mark Muesse

November 3 -4  - Sister Ilia Delio, OSF

2018 Lecture Series speakers - 

April 6-7 - Dr. Justin Barrett

August 25 - Rev. Gretta Vosper

 November 9-10 - Rev. Brian McLaren

A study of the desert fathers and mothers of early Christianity

Dr.Roberta Bondi, Professor Emerita, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

The desert fathers and mothers of ancient Egypt believed that love is the goal Of the Christian life, and life in the desert vastly contributed to it

In our time together we will reflect and meditate on some of the most life  giving insights that come out of their experience. These are amazing teachers every modern Christian needs to know!

The day will consist of lectures, times for silent reflection, and group discussion and reaction.

If you plan on attending, please read To Love As God Loves by Dr. Bondi in preparation for the study.  Book can be ordered on Amazon.

Dr. Bondi received her MA from Oxford university in 1967 and her doctoral degree from Oxford in 1974. She taught at Candler School of Theology, Emory University from 1978-2006. She is Professor Emerita of Church History.

She is the author of many books. At present, she lives in Cherry Log, Georgia. She lectures, leads many retreats, and is on the faculty of The Academy for Spiritual Formation. She is also a weaver.

This study will be limited to 40 participants and 10 students/faculty.

Just added!

A webcast on the 
Trinity with Richard Rohr

To view this webcast on the Trinity, click on and then paste 4soulful17 as the password.

Videos  of previous lectures now available
(see tab on home page)

The Genesis Library
A great resource to enhance your book club, start a small discussion group or support your Sunday School class.with

Mountain Top Lectures is offering free access to a resource library of DVD 's and CD's to registered groups to help facilitate local discussion on topics of religion and spirituality.

This program will be available only to registered groups under the Genesis Project guidelines. The only cost to the group will be the cost of return postage to material back to the Genesis Project. The Genesis Project will pay for the outbound postage.

To participate in this program you must register your group. Please click on this link to download the Registration Form. You need to complete and sign the form and mail to us.

Genesis Project Group Registration Form.docx

Review the current list of resource materials available through the Genesis Project
Inventory by Title - Oct. 2016.pdf
Inventory by Author - Oct. 2016.pdf
After your group has registered and you may order materials from our resource library.
To order material, please submit a Genesis Project Material Request Form.

Genesis Project Request Form .docx

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