Cynthia 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.
|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|
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Grace 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).