LIFE at Eden – Living Faithfully Before God

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Date(s) - 04/20/2018 - 04/21/2018
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Please join us for the next LIFE at Eden retreat “Living Faithfully Before God”

Certificate Course

Rev. Dr.  Dan Handschy
How Do We Live our Faith? Ethics.
                                                

Dr. Dan Handschy approaches ethics as a socially and culturally embedded discourse about what makes human life worth living. That discourse takes place in both a broad context and locally. Congregations and denominations have their own cultures, against a dominant social background. Ethics, whether in the local setting or in the dominant social background, seeks to develop a set of values and performances that give each person a full place in the common discourse.

Rev. Dr. Dan Handschy, M.Div. Harvard Divinity School, Ph.D. SLU Historical Theology. Dean of Episcopal School of Ministry, Eden Adjunct faculty

Recommended Reading: TBA

Elective Course

Rev. Dr. John Bracke
Being Prophetic                                                                                             

This class will explore what it means to be prophetic.  We will first examine both the diversity of prophets in the Old Testament but also what Old Testament prophets had in common.  Then, using Amos and Isaiah of the exile (Isaiah 40-55), we will explore how prophets drew upon Israel’s diverse theological traditions to reflect on their historical setting and challenge the people of Israel to live faithfully before God.  We will conclude by asking what it might mean to be prophetic in the 21st century.

Rev. Dr. John Bracke, Eden Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1972; Eden Theological Seminary, D.Min., 1979; Union Presbyterian Seminary, Ph.D., 1983. John was professor of Old Testament Eden from 1984-2012. He taught the required introductory Old Testament class, various OT elective courses, and courses in congregational leadership and administration. He has published commentaries on the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations in the Westminster Bible Companion Series and with Professor Emeritus Tye, a book on teaching the Bible in the church.

Recommended Reading: Please bring a bible

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Event Registration

Please complete the entire form before submitting your registration. If you have questions, please contact Jill Schantz at [email protected]

If you are an Eden student, you do not pay a registration fee. But if you would like to partake in the meals, there is a $25 fee payable below.

LIFE Retreat Offerings

The LIFE Retreat allows you to choose between the Certificate Course or the Elective Course.

  • Certificate Course: "How Do We Live our Faith? Ethics," Rev. Dr. Dan Handschy
  • Elective Course: "Being Prophetic," Rev. Dr. John Bracke

Registration Payment

The LIFE Retreat offers two payment options. Please choose.