Epiphanies Speaker Series


The Epiphanies Conferences address important subjects for our times.EPIPHANIES speakers explore the frontiers of the Christian Faith. Hosted by the Whitaker Institute of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. These gatherings are OPEN to all. Spend a day with a prophet of our time! Each conference includes sessions with the speaker, an opportunity for practice and Q&A with discussion. A light continental breakfast and lunch are included.

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Upcoming Speakers

The Rev. Dr. Shively Smith

October 2, 2019 9am – 3pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brighton

The Rev. Dr. Shively Smith, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Boston University School of Theology, is a sought-after teacher, preacher, and author of Strangers to Family: Diaspora and First Peter’s Invention of God’s Household. Smith focuses on the traditions of Peter, diaspora studies, African-American and womanist approaches to the bible.

The Rev. Dr. David Lose

March 3, 2020 – 4-6pm, and 7-9pm
Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit

The Rev. Dr. David J. Lose serves as senior pastor of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. He is the author of Preaching at the Crossroads: How the World – and Our Preaching – Is Changing (2013), Making Sense of the Cross (2011) and many more. He speaks widely in the United States and abroad on preaching, Christian faith in a postmodern world, and biblical interpretation.

The Rev. Sarah Condon

May 19, 2020, 4-6pm, and 7-9pm

The Rev. Condon is the Campus Missioner for Rice University. Sarah is a writer and speaker for Mockingbird Ministries and cohosts the Mockingcast, a ministry that seeks to connect the Christian faith with realities of everyday life in fresh and down-to-earth ways. She is the author of Churchy: The Real-Life Adventures of a Wife, Mom & Priest.


9:00 SESSION ONE (60 minutes)
10:00 SMALL GROUPS (lay groups & clergy groups)
10:45 SESSION TWO (60 minutes)
11:45 LUNCH (optional small groups)
1:00p SESSION THREE (60 minutes)