Thursday, October 04, 2012

Webinar highlights wonder and imagination to feed the spirit.

Anabel C. Proffitt
Photo courtesy of Anabel Proffitt

“The Wonder of It All: Using Wonder and Imagination to Feed the Spirit” is the title of a two-part webinar presented as a collaboration of the Church of the Brethren’s Congregational Life Ministries and the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. This free online event is intended for pastors and other interested church members, and no pre-registration is required.

“How can we contrive to be at once astonished at the world and yet at home in it?” said an invitation from Stan Dueck, director of Transforming Practices. “The sense of wonder holds these two states in a creative tension that feeds our spiritual lives with a sense of gratitude and awe.”

The speaker is Anabel C. Proffitt, associate professor of Educational Ministries at Lancaster (Pa.) Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, she is author of numerous articles on religious education and is completing a book titled “The Sense of Wonder: Pathos and Play in Religious Education.”

Dates and times:
  • The first session on "What Is Wonder? Where and How Do We Find It?" will be Oct. 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Pacific time (1:30-2:30 p.m. eastern); repeated on Oct. 11, 5-6 p.m. Pacific (8-9 p.m. eastern).
  • The second session on "Cultivating Religious Imagination in Life and Ministry" is Oct. 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:30-2:30 p.m. eastern); repeated on Nov. 1, 5-6 p.m. Pacific (8-9 p.m. eastern).
Link to the webinar at . Ministers may receive 0.1 continuing education units for live sessions only. For more information contact 800-323-8039 ext. 343 or

Source: 10/04/2012 Newsline

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