The name and purpose of Ithaka Fellowship is best depicted by Homer's classic tale, The Odyssey.
As you may recall, the story begins in a world consumed with uprootedness, aggression, relativism, and unbelief - a world very much like our own. But as the story unfolds, a man by the name of Odysseus breaks free and triumphantly returns to his home in Ithaka. It is there among his family, community, and terraced fields that he finds timeless values affirmed and lived out. Ithaka Fellowship is simply the retelling of this redemptive story in the context of gospel truths and grace-centered living. More specifically, it is a place to experience a way of life that is shaped by devotion to Christ, the interplay of prayer and work (Ora Labora), dependence upon God, the power of restored relationships, sapiential imagination, and the daily rhythms of toil, rest, and study within the context of creation.
Our logo depicts a great tree firmly rooted in the ground and flourishing abundantly. This is not only a symbol of a mature, wise, blessed person - as illustrated by Psalm 1 - but also of the complex interpersonal root systems of life that run deep within our souls and connect us to one another and to God.