United Theological Seminary

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April 21 - April 27
  • 21
    21.April.Sunday
    No events
  • 22
    22.April.Monday

    Monday Meditation

    1:00 PM-1:25 PM
    2019.04.22
    767 Eustis St.
    767 Eustis St., St. Paul, MN 55114

    Monday Meditation may be a silent sitting meditation, guided meditation, breath exercise, etc. and may come from any contemplative tradition.

  • 23
    23.April.Tuesday

    Chapel: Picard Lecture on Spirituality and the Environment

    11:35 AM-12:05 PM
    2019.04.23
    United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    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.

  • 24
    24.April.Wednesday
    No events
  • 25
    25.April.Thursday

    Senior Chapel: Sarah Green

    11:35 AM-12:05 PM
    2019.04.25
    United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    No additional detail for this event.

    KOR Song Circle

    12:30 PM-1:30 PM
    2019.04.25
    767 Eustis St.
    767 Eustis St., St. Paul, MN 55114

    KOR is an interfaith song-circle designed to be accessible, fun and spiritually uplifting for singers of all experience levels.

  • 26
    26.April.Friday

    Spring Trimester Ends

    All day
    2019.04.26

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 27
    27.April.Saturday
    No events