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