When Monday March 24, 2014 @ 10:00 AM (13 days away)
Where University Commons, 211-212, Near the Student Life Suite
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
What does it mean to be sexual in a Christian story?
What does it mean to have bodies that are Christian?
What does Jesus teach us about being human, in light of the incarnation?
EMU students are invited to engage with Cherith Fee Nordling as part of the Harrisonburg “Being Human, Becoming Christian: A Discussion of Embodied Reconciliation” series.
10-10:40 a.m. – Student Forum Input
10:40-11 a.m. – Question/Answer
11-11:30 a.m. – Sharing Circles (processing)
7 p.m. TONIGHT – Cherith Fee Nordling speaks on Being Human, Becoming Christian: Embodied (for) Reconciliation at Park View Mennonite Church (open to the public – offering collected).
Is this life all there is as far as our humanity goes? What would it mean to receive the Christian hope of salvation as “for the body” as opposed to merely “from the body?” As we think about and participate in the story of God’s involvement with the world from creation to new creation, how might this transfigure our bodily enactment of God’s future in our present relationships?
As the North American Church seeks to participate as fully and faithfully as possible in God’s mission in the world, questions about the nature of humanity, sexuality, and desire are among those at the forefront of our minds and conversations.
Humanity, sexuality, and desire are all good gifts of God, designed to be enjoyed now and perfected in eternity. What we are after then, are the theologically rich and ethically radical implications of living within the reality of God’s now-and-coming Kingdom that enable us to enjoy these gifts most fully, both now and forever.
Cherith grew up in Pentecostal circles with her father and grandfathers as Assembly of God pastors. For the past 30 years Cherith and her husband Robert have been involved in the Spirit’s renewal of the mainline Presbyterian, Anglican and Christian Reformed communities of which they’ve been a part, either on staff or as laypersons.
In the past few years Cherith has been a sessional lecturer at Regent College, Vancouver, BC, Kuyper College and Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI, and Fuller Seminary’s Young Life Masters Program in Colorado. She has also taught graduate courses for Westminster Theological Centre in London, England, the Vineyard Leadership Institute in Columbus, OH, the Fire School in Chicago, IL and the Trinity Learning Community in Corona, CA. She taught for five years at Calvin College and Seminary while serving as Co-Director of Christian Formation with her husband, and filled a one-year appointment at Wheaton College in theology.
She speaks and teaches in various contexts, and has authored and contributed to many publications. Most recently, Cherith has been working on a book on theological anthropology and the resurrection, and a condensed version of Paul’s Christology with her father, Gordon Fee.
Event Web-site: http://www.emu.edu/listen/
Intended Audience General Public
Name Brian Burkholder
Phone # 540.432.4115