We are very excited to announce our upcoming ESN Conversations for the next three months and wanted to let you know so you could get these on your calendar.
February 10, 2022: Faithful Antiracism. We will be joined by Chad Brennan, who is coordinator of the Race, Religion, and Justice Project, and founder of Renew Partnerships, a Christian research and consulting ministry that focuses on diversity and race in faith-based organizations. Also joining us is Christina Barland Edmondson. She is a higher education instructor and organizational consultant in the areas of ethics, equity, and Christian leadership development. She is also cohost of the Truth’s Table podcast. They will discuss their book, Faithful Antiracism, and how we may move past talk and enter the fight against racism in both practical and hopeful ways.
The Conversation is February 10, 2022 at 12 pm ET (11 CT/10 MT/9 PT/7 HT). Register for a web link at: https://tinyurl.com/ESNFaithfulAntiracism
March 16, 2022: The Samaritan Woman’s Story. Our guest is Caryn A. Reeder (PhD, University of Cambridge). She is professor of New Testament and co-coordinator of the Gender Studies program at Westmont College. Her books include The Enemy in the Household: Family Violence in Deuteronomy and Beyond and Gendering War and Peace in the Gospel of Luke. We will discuss her new book, The Samaritan Woman’s Story. Throughout church history, the woman at the well has been seen narrowly in terms of her gender and marital history. Caryn A. Reeder calls us to see the Samaritan woman in a different light. Beginning with the reception history of John 4, she pulls back layers of interpretation entangled with readers’ assumptions on women and sexuality. She then explores the story’s original context, describing life for women and expectations regarding marriage and divorce in the first century. With this clarified lens, Reeder’s exegesis of the passage yields refreshing insights on what the Gospel says—and does not say—about the woman at the well, as well as the relevance of this passage to the church in the time of #MeToo and #ChurchToo.
The Conversation is March 16, 2022 at 3 pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT/10 HT). Register for a web link at: https://tinyurl.com/ESNSamaritanWoman
April 22, 2022: A Christian Field Guide to Technology for Engineers and Designers. Joining us in this event which will be co-sponsored with the Christian Women in Science and Women in the Academy and Professions is Derek Schuurman. Derek C. Schuurman (PhD, McMaster University) is professor of computer science at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has also worked as an engineer designing embedded systems. He is one of the co-authors of A Christian Field Guide to Technology for Engineers and Designers. We will explore how faith and work intersect for Christians who work in technology oriented fields. How can designing and using technology actually be a way of loving God and our neighbors?
The Conversation is April 22, 2022 at 12 pm ET (11 CT/10 MT/9 PT/7 PT). Register for a web link at: https://tinyurl.com/ESNTechnology
We leave plenty of time for audience questions and also offer the featured books at a special discount. We hope you will be able to join us for one or more of these conversations!
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