Dr. Nelson-Johnson is in the middle of participating in this rather unique certification program. During this week, he will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico attending another of the in-person phases of this process. Here's a description of The Living School from their website:
A distinct school of spiritual thought grounded in the Christian mystical tradition, the Rohr Institute's Living School offers students exclusive access to learn directly from Fr. Richard Rohr, other core faculty, and invited master teachers. Fr. Richard is a Franciscan of the New Mexico Province, and the Founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, now home of the Rohr Institute. An internationally recognized author and spiritual teacher, Fr. Richard serves as Academic Dean of the Living School.
Strongly influenced by the Franciscan Alternative Orthodoxy and drawing further inspiration from thePerennial Tradition, the Living School provides a powerful learning platform that integrates theoretical and practical disciplines. The School combines online courses with on-site sessions to maximize the relationship between personal and communal practice and study.