Yesterday, Marilyn, Howard and I attended Minister's Week in Tulsa at the Seminary for the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church, Phillips Theological Seminary). We really went to hear The Reverend Doctor Rita Nakashima Brock speak. She has been a featured scholar on the "Living the Questions" videos we discuss on Sunday evenings twice a month. We will go back this morning for the last two days. Rita will speak again this morning and then we will have a sermon by Dr. James Forbes, another of those scholars. Dr. Forbes is well known as the preacher's preacher for his charismatic style. In 1996, he was recognized by Newsweek magazine as one of the 12 most effective speakers in the English speaking world.
Today I will buy her latest book, a collaboration between her and Rebecca Parker called "Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of this World for Crucifixion and Empire". The lectures are taken from it. The lectures ground justice and peace for humanity in love for the earth and emphasize how Christianity can be renewed through a theology of redemptive beauty.
I am interested in hearing both of them. We will stay overnight in Tulsa for this last two days.
Bob will be left in charge of Slinky. Poor Slinky. When Bob takes out his hearing aids, he is totally deaf and Slinky wakes me up at 5:00 AM to be let out to do his duty by barking.
It will be an interesting week in Tulsa as well as Coffeyville.