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Screen Shot 2020-07-16 at 6.59.23 PMI was honored to be invited to speak at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference.

Now that it is cancelled due to Covid-19, some of the talks will be given online. Please join me and Dr. Denise Kettering-Lane as we “Explore the Holy Spirit”.

It is free and open to all interested. Please do register. https://zoom.us/…/r…/3915948194002/WN_wTN_DpDLS1yzHOOKMKAdJQ

Many thanks to Nancy Sollenberger Heishman for the invite and organizing this special event. This event is hosted by the Church of the Brethren: Office of Ministry.

Webinar to explore Holy Spirit as ‘mover and shaker of ideas and actions’

Church of the Brethren Newsline
July 17, 2020

The Office of Ministry is sponsoring a webinar titled “Exploring the Holy Spirit: Mover and Shaker of Ideas and Actions” on July 30 from 1-2 p.m. (Eastern time). Leading the event will be  Grace Ji-Sun Kim, professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion, and Denise Kettering-Lane, associate professor of Brethren Studies at Bethany Theological Seminary. Both schools are located in Richmond, Ind.

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Kim and Kettering-Lane will explore the Holy Spirit’s significance within various Christian traditions including the Church of the Brethren.

“The Spirit presents itself to many as an enigma,” said an announcement. “Its existence is mysterious and complex, generating misunderstandings and unawareness of its true purpose. The Spirit’s ambiguous nature opens the opportunity for study to unearth the exciting truths that it holds. The Spirit is present in our world in various forms and invites us to work for climate justice, racial justice, and gender justice. It stirs us to work toward new kinships with God that are sustainable, just, and whole. The Spirit empowers, sustains, and encourages us to live out our call and ministry.”

To participate in the event register for the webinar at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3915948194002/WN_wTN_DpDLS1yzHOOKMKAdJQ . Church of the Brethren ministers may earn 0.1 CEU of continuing education credit at no cost from the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership.



Two weeks following this webinar, Dr. Kim will be interviewed by Rev. LaDonna Sanders Nkosi, director of the Intercultural Ministries office of the denomination, focusing on the topic of “A Theological Exploration: What it means to be an Anti-racist Church in these times.” Mark your calendars for this conversation on Thursday, August 6 at 1 pm EDT.

****Feel free to read Reimagining Spirit to prepare for the webinar. It is available where books are sold.