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holder-rich-cynthia_018-high-resCynthia Holder Rich is a theologian, researcher, author and pastor. She has served as a parish pastor, a mission co-worker, a seminary professor and administrator, and currently serves in pastoral ministry in Kansas. She has authored three books and her work appears often in peer-reviewed and denominational journals, in print and online.

Cynthia is ordained a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She holds an MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary, an MCE from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Theology and Development from the School of Religion and Theology (SORAT) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Cynthia started a site called Ecclesio.com where conversations occur “on the current scene through a Gospel lens”.  She has really interesting conversations and articles on her site.  Please check it out here.

Below is her recent announcement of the Fall 2013 line up of conversations.  It is a very interesting line up of people. I am reposting her announcement here with her permission.
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We are happy to announce the beginning of our third year on ecclesio.com.  This fall, four authors discuss their work; and mission personnel serving around the world explore the nature of the mission endeavor today.  Issues facing the church, from justice in food policy to community organizing to confessional life and theology to the challenge and joy of living a life of discipleship are food for the conversational table.  Join us!  Follow the site!  Take part in the conversation.
Date Director Subject for Week
9/9-14 Leslie Woods Enough for Everyone: Just Food and Farm Policy
9/16-21 Grace Ji-Sun Kim, author Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit
9/23-28 Jennifer Thomas Congregation-Based Community Organizing
9/30-10/5 Cynthia Holder Rich Perspectives on the Confession of Belhar with Clifton Kirkpatrick, Jerry Tankersley, and Elizabeth Wagner
10/7-12 Mark Rich The Church and The Eclipsed Christ
10/14-19 Bruce Reyes-Chow, author But I Don’t See You as Asian: Curating Conversations on Race
10/21-26 Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty Advocacy for Women
10/28-11/2 Cynthia Holder Rich The Mission Endeavor Today with Darren Kennedy, Jed Koball, Doug Tilton, and Rachel Vandevort Weller
11/4-9 Kristen Meekhof-Safford A Widow’s Sorrow: Where Grief and Mercy Meet with James Windell
11/11-16 Theresa Latini, co-author Transforming Church Conflict: Compassionate Leadership in Action with Lisa Larges, Russell Haitch, Jessicah Duckworth and Kara Root
11/25-30 Nicole Ashwood For the Least of These
12/2-7 Cynthia Holder Rich Advent Reflections
12/9-14 MaryAnn McKibben Dana, author Sabbath in the Suburbs
12/16-21 Abby Mohaupt Power, Privilege, and the Coming Christ with Irene Pak, Jon Phillips, and Kwame Pitts

– See more at: http://www.ecclesio.com/2013/08/announcing-ecclesio-com-fall-2013/#sthash.3SN5lCMy.dpuf

[read also: WATER Voices]

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BN7A3104-MGrace Ji-Sun Kim is Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University.  She is the author of Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Spirit (Palgrave Pivot), The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other: A Model of Global and Intercultural Pneumatology (Palgrave Macmillan) and The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women’s Christology (Pilgrim Press).

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