Epiphanies Speaker Series
The EPIPHANIES Conferences are planned for October 3, 2018; February 6, 2019 and May 1, 2019. They address important subjects for our times and they will be compelling and fruitful, and grounded in love.
On October 3, 2018, Prof. Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School will offer a dynamic teaching and insight: “Understanding Jesus Mean Understanding Judaism.” You may know that she is a sought-after conference leader and participants will receive a free “Annotated Jewish New Testament Commentary.”
On February 6, 2019, Episcopal Priest and founder of Backstory Preaching, Rev. Dr. Lisa Cressman will provoke our imaginations on the craft of preaching. Cressman is a preacher, spiritual director, retreat leader and a certified Daring Way Facilitator. In this workshop, Cressman will specifically address “hard to preach” scriptures and discuss practices of bringing our whole selves to the sermon.
On May 1, 2019, author and theologian Mr. Thomas Lynch will explore our role in funerals, death, grief, and communities of care. Lynch has worked his entire life to make the business of death, funerals and grief more authentic and helpful. His work has been the subject of two highly awarded film documentaries for PBS Frontline and the BBC.
These daylong conferences are planned for Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Each one includes sessions with the speaker, an opportunity for practice and Q&A with discussion. A light continental breakfast and lunch are included.
Spending a day in deep thought with great speakers and close colleagues is valuable.