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A Retreat on Living & Thinking Biblically in Modern Culture

Upcoming Dates

About the Retreat

How can you believe in a good God who allows such evil? Don’t science and archaeology prove Christianity wrong? Isn’t the Bible full of errors and out of touch with modern culture?

Have you struggled to answer questions like this and engage in meaningful discussion with your friends, neighbors, and coworkers? THINK is for you!

THINK is an event intentionally created for those who want to be strengthened in their faith and living out a biblical worldview.

As disciples of Jesus, we know we are called to love God with all our minds, but when it comes to engaging our modern, increasingly secular culture, we are sometimes unsure how to communicate our faith in a skeptical age to those around us. With so many competing narratives being told in the news, movies, and social media, it can be easy to wonder how Christianity speaks into all of this and tells a better story about the world and reality.

THINK will equip you as a disciple and help you to disciple others. Key topics will include:

  • A Play on Words: Why words matter & how language & grammar points us to God
  • That’s Just Wrong! How Christianity Provides the Resources for Moral Obligation (and why it matters)
  • Is the Bible Reliable? Archaeology, World History & the Scribal Process
  • The Eye of the Beholder – How Art & Beauty Point Us Toward God
  • Fly you Fools: How Tolkien’s Fiction Reveals the Christian Worldview (and can be an excellent entry point for discussing the Bible)

THINK is designed to equip you to know what you believe and why you believe it. This will be done through various talks, discussion tables, exploratory Q&As—and even sharing over meals together with our presenters and other attendees. It is encouraged for attendees to bring questions to this retreat, as there will be time with a panel to address these questions and have meaningful conversations. 

*An optional geological tour will be offered Saturday afternoon, led by our General Manager, Dace Starkweather. It will examine whether there is physical evidence for a global flood.

**If you’d like to come earlier or stay after your retreat dates, lodging is available at a Programs discounted rate. Please call our reservations line at 719-265-7050 for details.

Event Dates:

To Make a Reservation by phone, call 719-265-7050

Retreat Leaders

Dr. Darrell Dooyema

Darrell and his wife Annette, work with the International Student Ministry of The Navigators.   Together they direct a summer program in Norway, where college students from the U.S. and other countries come to explore difficult questions of faith, gain missions experience, and grow in their walk with Jesus (see: www.elvheim.no). Darrell is also an affiliate professor of Philosophy at Colorado Christian University and enjoys the chance to help students think about the ultimate questions of life. He has degrees from Wheaton College (BA), Denver Seminary (MA), and Talbot School of Theology (DMin) and is a contributing author to the book Reasons to Believe. While he loves to ski and surf, his greatest joy (and most exciting challenge) is his three children, Dylan, Jared, and Eva Alice.

Dylan Musser

Dylan Musser serves on staff with the Navigators in Nashville, at Vanderbilt University. He is passionate about cultural engagement, and helping others know what they believe and why they believe it. 

He is currently earning his M.A in Apologetics from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dylan and His wife Macy have one son, and enjoy walking, reading, and drinking coffee (sometimes at the same time!)

Chris Green

Chris is an avid student of the Scriptures and has spend nearly 25 years teaching Bible and Apologetics first to college students and then to first responders. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Multnomah University. Chris’ studies included Worldview, Apologetics, Bible, Old Testament Studies and Theology. Chris served several years as a Pastor at Sunset Presbyterian Church. In 1998 Chris began in the emergency services as a Reserve Officer and Chaplain where he served 12 years with a number of Police and Fire agencies. He worked with the Ministers and Police Program as the liaison to pastors and ministries with Portland Police Chief Mark Kroeker. He worked as the administrator of two different medical centers before coming to Responder Life full-time in 2005, as a co-founder and Vice President of Development and was made the President of Responder Life in 2010. In 2013, Chris joined the Navigators to continue working to build disciple makers in the first responder culture around the U.S.

Chris is married to Kristy and they are the parents to five sons and one daughter, Cameron, Kellan, Keenan, Cai, Kade and Kenzie. Chris and his family currently live near Portland, Oregon. Chris currently oversees the First Responder Ministry at the Navigators.

Dace Starkweather

Dace is the GM of the Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center.  He has always had a heart for how hospitality can lead to impacting the lives of others and has managed different destination properties across the West.  Even though his initial under grad is from the University of Colorado, Boulder—Dace has become a life-long learner earning an MA in Organizational Leadership & Development, as well as an MA in Apologetics from BIOLA University in southern California.  While he enjoys teaching on a myriad of biblical/apologetic subjects, his great passion is to speak on the Old Testament and biblical archaeology.  When he’s not at Glen Eyrie, Dace enjoys camping, photography and being an outrageously fun uncle with his nieces and nephews.

Anthony Kollias

Anthony Kollias, better known as Tony,  currently serves with the Navigators as a NavRep with their First Responder Ministry. He has served 27 years in law enforcement including 21 years on SWAT. Tony currently resides in the Portland Oregon area and has enjoyed teaching Worldview and Apologetics to groups of first responders for the past 16 years.


Glen Eyrie Programs require payment in full at the time of reservation. Reservations cancelled or rescheduled at least 14 days prior to the start date will be charged a 10% fee. Reservations cancelled or rescheduled within 14 days of the start date will be charged a 50% fee and have a Glen Eyrie gift card issued for the remaining 50%. Reservations cancelled within 3 days of the event date will be charged the full amount.

Our property contains 95 guest rooms in 7 different lodges, including our historic Castle. None of our rooms have TV’s, although free wi-fi is available throughout the property. Rooms contain coffee makers, but no microwaves or refrigerators. They are available for guest use in the common areas of each lodge. To see pictures of our Castle and Lodge rooms, visit our web page Gleneyrie.org/Lodging

Our property is over 700 acres and contains 8 miles of hiking trails. Depending on where you are staying, you should be prepared to do lots of walking. Our weather can be unpredictable, so pack layers. Attire for the retreat is casual, and don’t forget your Bible!

Please notify us of any allergies or dietary needs in advance. Our Food & Beverage team can accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian diets with advance notice. We are not a gluten-free certified kitchen, and cross-contamination may occur.