This fall I will be traveling to Turkey and Greece with Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church. I will be a guest lecturer on their “In the Steps of Paul” trip, hosted by Rev. Ellen Dittman with Rev. Chris Lee and Rev. Mark Wilson.
The trip is October 12–26, 2019. We will be visiting places such as Laodicea, Ephesus, Smyrna, Thessaloniki, Corinth, and more! The trip is organized by TUTKU Educational Travel.
I am delighted to be a sponsor of this interfaith event in Dallas on April 12. Students and religious leaders are invited! To RSVP, visit this link.
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.