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Whether you consider yourself spiritually fluid or are interested in knowing more, join Duane Bidwell, author of When One Religion Isn’t Enough, in a discussion on exploring our multiplicity.
Chapel will be Zoomed. Use Zoom ID 607-482-1637
Minnesota winters are hell.
This spring, it’s time for a treat!
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is offering monthly retreats for caregivers and changemakers. We know that you experience enormous challenges, and burnout among people like you is high. That’s why we want to offer you the opportunity to spend the day with us, relaxing and refreshing yourself.
Come to campus for the day and choose from the following activities:
These offerings will be available simultaneously, although some will require you to sign up when you arrive. Healthy snacks and beverages are available; lunch is not included. Come when you are able and stay as long as you like.
Register on our Eventbrite page. Scholarships are available for those who need them.
Hear a panel discussion featuring Duane Bidwell, author of When One Religion Isn’t Enough, with United professors Ayo Yetunde, Demian Wheeler and John Lee.
Register on our Eventbrite page for this event.
The gated lot to the north side of our building will be open during this event. We encourage you to park in that lot.
The seminary will be closed during Holy Week (April 15-19, 2019).
Since the passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964, a hotly contested debate over the value of wilderness reveals cultural anxieties about an American society that has spurned limits. Nathaniel Van Yperen’s forthcoming book, Gratitude for the Wild: Christian Ethics in the Wilderness, explores how the wild known in wilderness raises our tolerance for mystery in the recognition of our limits and in the celebration of a God-loved world that exceeds our grasping. The idea of wilderness introduces questions about the balance between utility and appreciation, and between enjoyment and restraint. Wilderness is a nexus of competing and contested accounts of responsibility. In conversation with the work of Doug Peacock, Terry Tempest Williams, James Gustafson, and Martin Luther King Jr., Nathaniel offers an original argument for how wilderness can evoke a vision of a good life in which creaturely limits are accepted in gratitude, even in the face of ambiguity and mystery. Through the theme of gratitude, the book refocuses attention on the role of affection and testimony in ecological ethics and Christian ethics.
Nathaniel’s research is in ecological ethics and interpretations of nature. He is an adjunct professor at United and serves as visiting assistant professor at Gustavus Adolphus College where he teaches courses in religion and ecology, race and religion, and the theology and ethics of Martin Luther King Jr. He earned a PhD, ThM, and MDiv at Princeton Theological Seminary. Recent publications include “The Public Significance of the Private Farm” in The Land Speaks (Oxford, 2017), “‘The Fierce Urgency of Now: The Ecological Legacy of King’s Social Ethics” in the Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics and a creative nonfiction piece, “Wolf,” in The Common: A Modern Sense of Place. He lives in St. Paul with his partner, his two boys, and a very energetic dog.
Chapel will be Zoomed. Use Zoom ID 607-482-1637.
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