Summer Lecture Series 2019

During the summer, our adult Sunday School classes gather together for a combined lecture series at 9:45 a.m. in the Ward Fellowship Hall. We welcome professors from Emory's Candler School of Theology to lead our sessions. Come early for a cup of coffee and bring your thoughts and questions on “Lift Every Voice: Racial Healing and Justice”. 

2: The Rev. Dr. Robert Franklin on Moral Leadership and the Arc of Racial Healing and Justice 
9: Dr. Luther Smith on Howard Thurman’s Prophetic Significance for Today
16: The Rev. Dr. Ted Weber on Reflections from American Civil Rights Movement
23: Dr. Gregory Ellison on Fearless Dialogues
30: The Rev. Michelle Ledder on From Monitoring to Ministry – Real Skills for Dismantling Racism Right Now

7: Dr. Nichole Phillips on Patriotism Black and White: The Color of American Exceptionalism
14: Dr. Tony Alonso on Singing Down Walls Ancient and New
21: Dr. Beth Corrie on Confronting Racism through Jesus
28: The Rev. Jenny Phillips on Creation and the City of God: How United Methodist Stewardship of Property Can Promote Racial Equity

4: Dr. Beth Corrie on White Churches and the Work of Reparations
11: Dr. Mindy McGarrah Sharp on Sustaining Resistance: Pastoral Care for the Ongoing Work of Racial Justice
18: Dr. Alison Greene on Histories of Race and Southern Churches in the 20th Century

Continuing the Conversation – Racial Healing and Justice

Sunday, August 24, Ward Fellowship Hall
The speakers for the Summer Lecture Series have been engaging, energetic, and passionate. They have shared their thought-provoking perspectives on Racial Healing and Justice. While Glenn has received their messages warmly, every speaker has challenged Glenn to step up and find ways to add its voice to the fight against racial injustice. On August 24, there will be an opportunity for further conversation about the issues of systemic racism discussed during the series. Join together in the Ward Fellowship Hall at 9:45 to share thoughts and reactions, ask questions and plan ways forward.