I am looking forward to participating in the upcoming Sixth Annual Faith and Culture Symposium, sponsored by the College of Theology and Christian Ministry, at Belmont University. The entire symposium will be held February 4–8, 2019.
The annual symposium works to sustain an ongoing conversation relating to faith and culture and informed by academic and congregational dynamics. The theme for this year’s symposium is “The Kin-dom of God According to Women.” “Kin-dom” is a metaphor used by Latina (mujerista) theologian Ada María Isasi-Díaz to provide a new understanding of the Kingdom of God described in the Gospels. The Kin-dom of God, she says, is useful in resisting hierarchy and elitism, and for anticipating when the fullness of God becomes a day-to-day reality in the world at large, we will all be sisters and brothers—God’s family to each other in mutual love and support.
“The Kin-dom of God According to Women” is a broadly inclusive theme that timely recognizes the vitality and necessity of women’s leadership in spurring the church to become a significantly positive force in the unfolding of the Kin-dom of God.
I will be preaching about “Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles” in Belmont Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4. That afternoon at 2:00 p.m., I will deliver the lecture “Speaking of Canaanites and Canines: Matthew 15:21–28” in Johnson Center 131.
The symposium is open to the general public. See the full schedule below:
For more details, visit Belmont’s website by clicking here.