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Barbara Brown Taylor Leads God in Ordinary Time: Faith Practices for Today, October 23-25

2008-09-18

Decatur, GA—Renowned author and preacher Barbara Brown Taylor, will lead “God in Ordinary Time: Faith Practices Today,” at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA on October 23-25. The weekend course will explore reasons why physical Christian practices, such as walking labyrinths, going on pilgrimages, hammering nails, and keeping prayer journals, may strengthen the human spirit far more than mental exercise. Course participants will have the opportunity to experiment with new and old practices for deepening their faith. Taylor has been an Episcopal priest since 1984. She left full-time parish ministry after 15 years to teach at Piedmont College, Demorest, GA, where she holds the Harry R. Butman Chair in Religion and Philosophy. In recent years, she has lectured on preaching at Yale, Princeton, and Duke Universities, and has preached at churches across the country. She is the author of 11 books, including the award-winning Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith, and When God is Silent, and Home by Another Way. She is a columnist for The Christian Century and sometime commentator on Georgia Public Broadcasting. The program fee is $150 and includes Friday and Saturday lunch. To register online go to http://www.ctsnet.edu/LL/Events.aspx and click “Register here” under God in Ordinary Time: Faith Practices for Today. Or call 404-687-4587. The cutoff date for registration is October 6. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 


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