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On-Campus Workshop: Preaching & Teaching John during the Lenten and Easter Seasons

October 25, 2022

Workshop Title: Preaching & Teaching John during the Lenten and Easter Seasons

Led by: Dr. Frances Taylor Gench, Professor of Biblical Interpretation, Union Presbyterian Seminary

Dates: Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Agenda Overview:

Tuesday, October 25, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., includes dinner

Wednesday, October 26, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, October 26 (Optional Selections):

11:45am: Workshop participants are invited to attend Community Worship on campus

12:30pm: Workshop participants can select to attend Community Lunch on campus (additional charge)

Location:  Union Presbyterian Seminary, Paisley Hall, Richmond, Virginia

Workshop Description:

For many centuries, dating back to the ancient Jerusalem liturgy, the Church has singled out stories from John’s Gospel for reflection during Lent (the stories of Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman, the man born blind, and the raising of Lazarus). The lectionary also features texts from John throughout the season of Easter.

We will prepare for preaching and teaching Johannine texts through collective reflection on them and consideration of new angles of vision provided by recent methodologies and interpreters who read the Bible from different social locations. This workshop is ideal for pastors, educators, and church ministry leaders, whether seeking to prepare for the upcoming Lenten and Easter seasons or seeking additional study within the Johannine texts.

Cost (includes dinner on October 25):

$115 per person

Meals: Dinner is included on Tuesday, 10/25, and attending Community Lunch on Wednesday, 10/26, is optional (additional charge). Snacks also included in the cost of registration. When you register you will be asked to indicate any food preferences (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, etc.).

CEUs: .8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for this event. Note: CEU certificates can be generated upon request at the time of the event.

Campus Housing: 

Housing on campus is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  You can sign up for housing, for an additional cost, when you register. Single and double occupancy rooms are available.

If you prefer a hotel, we can supply a list of recommendations. Contact Theda Wortman for more info.


To register, CLICK HERE.



October 25, 2022
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