On March 24 and March 31, I will be teaching at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, TX, as part of their church-wide series “God’s Story.”
On Sunday, March 24 at 10:00AM I will be teaching about Jesus on the Cross (Matthew 26-27, Mark 14-15, Luke 22-23, John 13-19), and on Sunday, March 31 at 10:00AM I will be teaching about The Resurrection (Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20-21). All are welcome!
For more information about the series, visit this link.
On March 30, I will be teaching a day-long course (9:30AM–4:00PM), “The Fabric of Faith: Learning from the Women of the New Testament,” at Perkins Theological School for the Laity 2019.
Many women make appearances in the New Testament. Some are named (Syntyche, Lois, Mary Magdalene); others are not. Some are celebrated disciples (the Samaritan woman), apostles (Junia), deacons, and ministers (Phoebe). Others teach wisdom by example through their actions. Also mentioned are groups of women, like the widows of 1 Timothy or the female Corinthian prophets. While most of the women are real, some are figurative (Lady Wisdom, Daughter Zion, the woman clothed with the sun; the whore of Babylon). In this day-long course , we will take up these questions: How might we encounter Jesus by spending time with some of these characters? What word might they have for ourselves and our communities? Come renew your acquaintance with or meet these women for the first time!
For more information and to register for my course or other courses during Perkins Theological School for the Laity 2019, visit the Perkins website.
This spring I will serve as the guest teacher for St. Luke’s UMC, Houston’s signature Bible study, Scripture+Shared. This Lenten edition of the S+S study will focus on the second half of the Gospel of John: the Book of Glory. Each week of the 8-session study will include a video, discussion questions, daily scripture readings, and pastoral reflections. The materials are available on the Scripture+Shared app, which can be downloaded here. Materials can also be downloaded from the St. Luke’s UMC, Houston website.
I am glad to be speaking at the Women in Ministry Conference at Highland Oaks Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas, on March 4 at 2:45PM.
If you are a woman who feels called to kingdom work, if you are passionate about ministry, and you want to be inspired, uplifted, and empowered to live into that calling, then sign up today! All are welcome, whether you are engaged in ministry as a professional calling or as a volunteer, or you are prayerfully considering the call to ministry.
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.