|Professors Judy Fentress-Williams, Peggy Parker, Bill Roberts and Kathy Staudt|
Building on the themes explored in last spring's Finding God in Your Body, this course will utilize a variety of disciplines, including the study of art and music and particular texts in Scripture as theological acts, as well as personal journaling and exmaining the individual creative act to delve into what it means to center on'es life in gratitude.
Two books, one a classic written by Brother David Steindl-Rast and one contempory written by Anne Lamott will help to guide our study.
Join us as four practitioners--Judy Fentress-Williams, Peggy Parker, Bill Roberts and Kathy Staudt open pathways into a deeper understanding of Gratitude.
Help. Thanks. Wow. The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott
Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer: An Approach to Life in Fullness by David Steindl-Rast
Course begins September 11, 2013.
The Rev. Judy Fentress-Williams, Ph.D. Gratitude explored through Scripture
Mrs. Margaret (Peggy) Adams Parker Gratitude explored through Creativity
The Rev. William (Bill) Roberts Gratitude explored through Music
Dr. Kathleen Staudt Gratitude explored through Writing
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Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
September 11 – November 20, 2013 Cost: $125.00Traditional EST Course
(10% discount for households)
Judy Fentress-Williams is professor of Old Testament at VTS and serves on the ministerial staff of the Alfred Street Baptist Church. She espouses an integrated and dialogic approach to scripture, one that is demonstrated in her commentary on the book of Ruth.
Peggy (Margaret) Adams Parker is printmaker and sculptor who often treats religious and social justice themes; she has taught at VTS as an adjunct instructor since 1991. Her works include 20 woodcuts for a new translation of the Book of Ruth; a logo design for Amnesty International; etched glass doors for St Paul's Church, Rock Creek Parish; and a sculpture depicting the Parable of the Prodigal Son for Duke Divinity School.
William (Bill) Roberts is Professor of Church Music and Director of Chapel Music at VTS and is ordained in the Baptist tradition. He has served as a parish musician and is a composer with an interest in the contemplative life.
Kathleen (Kathy) Staudt, a poet, spiritual director, scholar and educator, serves as adjunct faculty member here at VTS and also at Wesley Theological Seminary. She is the author of Annunciations: Poems out of Scripture and Waving Back: Poems of Mothering Life as well as a number of essays reflecting on Christian spirituality in daily life and vocation.