The Robert C. Stuart Lenten Series
New Creation! — The Ministry of Reconciliation
As we are reconciled to God through Christ, we too are called to the ministry of reconciliation, creating our relationships and society anew.
Exploring the concept of reconciliation through theology and the lens of self, family and nation, top scholars and thinkers will visit with us to help us explore how reconciliation leads to new creation and life. Each Sunday at 2:00, our speakers will give a lecture, have a conversation with Dean Thompson, and then at 3:00 you’re invited to a discussion space hosted by trained discussion facilitators to further engage the facet of the discussion that interests you most.
February 21: Creation as Gift
The series kicked off with a Robert C. Stuart Lenten Lecture Series all-time greatest hit: Miroslav Volf’s “Creation as Gift”
February 28: Reconciliation of Self with the Rev. Dr. Pittman McGehee
The Rev. Dr. J. Pittman McGehee is the former dean of Christ Church Cathedral and is a Jungian analyst in private practice and trustee emeritus of The Jung Center in Houston, Texas. He is widely known as a lecturer and educator in the field of analytical psychology and religion, as well as a published poet and essayist.
March 7: Reconciliation of Family with Dr. Karl Pillemer
Dr. Karl Pillemer is the Hazel E. Reed Professor in the Department of Human Development, Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and directs the Cornell Legacy Project. Currently researching causes and consequences of estrangement in families, he is the author of Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them (2020) and 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans.
March 14: Theology of Reconciliation with the Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim
The Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim is professor of theology at the Earlham School of Religion and is an ordained minister in the PC(USA) noted for her work in the fields of feminist, post-colonial and Asian American theology. Kim is the author or editor of nineteen books, including Hope in Disarray: Piecing our Lives Together (2020), and Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love.
March 21: Reconciliation of Nation with Dr. Peter S. Carmichael
Dr. Peter Carmichael is Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. Dr. Carmichael’s latest books are The Last Generation: Young Virginians in Peace, War, and Reunion and The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies.
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