KINSLER INSTITUTE 2018


2018 Kinsler Bartimaeus Institute

"Digging In: Heels, Histories, Hearts"

February 19-23, 2018 @ Oak View, CA, USA

At Forest Home, Oak View (see below for details)

See our latest flyer (PDF 600KB) here, or scroll down for more information on schedule, speakers, registration and accommodation.

Our theme: As we face the second year of the Trump regime, we are challenged to “dig our heels in” by deepening and broadening our resistance and resilience. To do this we must “delve into our histories,” exploring the roots of our individual and collective stories in order to animate repentance and restorative justice. And to sustain this work we need to “excavate our hearts,” recovering from our addictions and renewing our spirits for long term healing.

This, our 21st Institute, offers an ecumenical space for nurturing radical discipleship, faith and justice.

Confirmed resource people include: Rev. Art Cribbs; Revs. Sue Park and Hyun Hur; Grecia and Josh Lopez Reyes; Rev. Bob Two Bulls; Rose Berger; Sarah Holst; Tim Nafziger; Tommy and Lindsay Airey; and Elaine Enns and Ched Myers. More to be announced; watch this page.

Registration and Information

Click here for>> Online registration (via Google Docs form.)

Click here for>> Downloadable registration form PDF (1MB) or MS Word (75KB). Note these also contain information on the accommodation packages - you may wish to read this form even if you register online.

Click here for>> Online Payment via PayPal/Credit Card.

Click here for>> Transport Guide (PDF 106KB)


Facilities and Accommodation

Once again we will hold the Institute on the lovey grounds of Forest Home, Oak View, located at 655 Burnham Road, Oak View, CA 93022. There are large and small meeting halls, spacious grounds and outdoor meeting spaces. Follow this link to see images of accommodation and meeting spaces at Forest Home, Oak View.


Onsite accommodation (bring you own sleeping bag, blanket, pillow and towel) at Forest Home Oak View gives you 2 options:

  • 8-bed (4 bunk) Platform Tents (shared bathroom block); or
  • 10-bed (5 bunk in 2 rooms) Cabins (shared bathroom inside the cabin)

Shared or Single accommodation packages are available at the nearby Oak Ridge Inn. 


Or arrange your own accommodation and register as a Commuter.