We have an amazing lineup of ESN Conversations lined up through March and we wanted you to have the information so you could get them on your calendar and sign up.
December 20, 2022, 1 pm ET: The Man Born to Be King. From December 1941 until October 1942, the BBC broadcast a series of radio dramas written by Dorothy L. Sayers. In a new critical and annotated edition of “The Man Born to Be King,” scholar Kathryn Wehr brings fresh insights to the plays, their background, Sayers’s creative process, and the ongoing significance of the life of Christ today. Listen again, or for the first time, to the story of the man who was born to be—and still is—king.
January 12, 2023, 2 pm ET: Learning Humility with Richard Foster and Brenda Quinn. Not only is humility vanishing from contemporary culture, but we are also witnessing how destructive a lack of humility has become among our churches and ministry leaders. And yet, Richard Foster, the founder of Renovaré, insists that humility is central to the journey toward character formation and spiritual transformation.
February 9, 2023, 2 pm ET: First Nations Version/A Just Passion. Terry Wildman was part of the council that produced an Indigenous Peoples translation of the New Testament and co-authored “A Just Passion,” a Lenten Guide. We’ll be talking with Wildman about these publications and the contribution Indigenous followers of Jesus make to our understanding of the gospel story and our calling to pursue justice.
Mar 9, 2023, 12:00 pm ET: Following Jesus in a Warming World. Have you ever looked at the effects of climate change and the apathy of so many around you and wondered, “What are we missing here?” Climate activist Kyle Meyaard-Schaap understands this feeling from personal experience. But in his years of speaking to and equipping Christians to work for climate action, he’s seen the trend begin to shift. More and more young Christians are waking up to the realities of climate change. They want to help, but they’re not sure how.
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