For the past two years Saginaw United Methodist Church has hosted a speaker series. It is a three hour opportunity to hear from some of the leaders of scholarship in different fields. For instance:
- Dr. Warren Carter, New Testament scholar, lectured on the Biblical book Revelation. Specifically, how Revelation is a political document as much as it is a theological document. (2016)
- Dr. Joretta Marshall, Pastoral Care and Counseling scholar, lectured on the art and practice of forgiveness. Specifically what forgiveness is and is not (if you would like to hear more from Dr. Marshall, here are four recordings from an academy for Spiritual Formation).
Continuing the tradition of excellent content and engaging speakers, Saginaw United Methodist Church is hosting Dr. Richard Beck on March 24, 2018 from 9:00am - Noon.
According to his Amazon author page Dr. Beck "is an award-winning author, speaker, blogger and Professor of Psychology at Abilene Christian University. Every Monday Richard leads a bible study for fifty inmates at the maximum security French-Robertson unit. And Monday-Friday on his popular blog Experimental Theology Richard will spend enormous amounts of time writing about the theology of Johnny Cash, the demonology of Scooby-Doo or his latest bible class on monsters."
Specifically on March 24th, Dr. Beck's lecture is entitled: "Seeing God in the Stranger: Overcoming Fear, Disgust and Hate". Through this lecture, Dr. Beck will help us see how it is the psychological barriers to practicing hospitality, how Christian hospitality is different than secular hospitality, and what specific ways we can practice this hospitality.
More information regarding tickets to this lecture is forthcoming. In the meantime make your calendars for March 24th!