The Dazzling Tonic of Silence

90-minute webinar presented by Charlotte Matthews
October 10, 2017 

On-demand replay – $29.95 (1-6 participants from the same church/ministry)

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Have you been hungering for a way to invite more silence into your personal and professional life?

In a world with a spinning array of distractions, silence is now on the endangered list. In both practical and conceptual ways, this webinar will help you and those in your life preserve this sacred element of life.

This webinar will be helpful to anyone who feels busy, overwhelmed or burdened. If you are feeling like you want more time and spaciousness, this is the webinar for you. Silence is, indeed, the most straightforward route to insight. We know insight to mean deep understanding, perception and acumen. But dig deeper and you discover that the word comes from the archaic Scottish insicht: furniture or household goods. It was legal terminology found in documents and records in Scotland’s archives. That’s amazing!

This webinar will help you recover the dazzling and amazing power of silence, and give cleaner access to your God-given insight.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Be given practical steps to take in order to invite more spaciousness into stressful situations or interactions.
  • Understand that the power of silence will actually “buy” you more time and an increased ability to achieve your goals, even when you feel barraged by too much media and too many obligations.
  • Recognize they ways you may have avoided silence and acknowledge the cultural distaste for silence.
  • Come away having learned and felt the necessity for silence in your life.

Who will benefit from this webinar? Pastors, elders and youth leaders – and all Presbyterian curious about bringing more silence into their lives and practices.

On-demand replay – $29.95 (1-6 participants from the same church/ministry)
Purchase the Webinar

CHARLOTTE MATTHEWS is associate professor in The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program at The University of Virginia. She is author of three books of poetry including “Whistle What Can’t Be Said,” and is launching Whistle Words, which offers writing workshops in hospitals and churches to women impacted by cancer. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband Albert Connette (who is the pastor of Olivet Presbyterian Church), her two teenage children and a big galumphy black Labrador.


If you would like to register a presbytery or have a group larger than 6, please contact Jana Blazek for group pricing.

Six scholarships for this webinar have been generously provided by the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation. If a scholarship would be helpful to you or your church and you live in the following states: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming, please contact