EPIPHANIES speakers explore the frontiers of the Christian Faith. Hosted by the Whitaker Institute of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, stay tuned for upcoming conferences that are planned for the 2019. These gatherings are OPEN to all. Spend a day with a prophet of our time!
Expert in the Theology of Death & Dying and Noted Author
May 1, 2019 @ St. Paul's, Brighton, 9am-3pm
Thomas Lynch is the author of nine books, including "The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade" and "The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care" with Preacher and Theologian, Tom Long. Thomas Lynch has worked his entire life to make the business of death, funerals, and grief more authentic and helpful. His work has been the subject of two highly awarded film documentaries for PBS Frontline and the BBC.
Founder and Steward of Backstory Preaching
February 6, 2019 @ St. John's, Royal Oak, 9am-3pm
The vision for Backstory Preaching woke Lisa in the middle of the night and she's been trying to keep up with the Holy Spirit ever since. An Episcopal Priest for over 25 years, she is a preacher, spiritual director and retreat leader, as well as a certified Daring Way Facilitator. She is the author of "Backstory Preaching: Integrating Life, Spirituality, and Craft" and "Craft an Effective Sermon by Friday."
DR. AMY-JILL LEVINE
University Professor of New Testament & Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt
October 3, 2018 @ All Saints, East Lansing, MI, 9am-3pm
A self-described Yankee Jewish Feminist, Professor Levine is a member of Congregation Sherith Israel, an Orthodox Synagogue in Nashville, although she is often quite unorthodox. Known for her dynamic teachings and insight into the Jewish foundation of the New Testament, Amy-Jill is a sought-after conference leader. An affiliated professor at Cambridge University, Dr. Levine's most recent volume is "Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi." PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE A FREE "Annotated Jewish New Testament Commentary," a $39 value.
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EPIPHANIES SPEAKERS are sponsored in part by the Whitaker Institute of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan and the Diocese of Eastern Michigan.
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8:45a CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION
9:00 SESSION ONE (60 minutes)
10:00 SMALL GROUPS (lay groups & clergy groups)
10:45 SESSION TWO (60 minutes)
11:45 LUNCH (optional small groups)
1:00p SESSION THREE (60 minutes)
2:00 PLENARY SESSION WITH Q & A
3:00 CLOSING PRAYER