Distinguished Lecturer Series: Experiencing God in Our Ordinary Lives

Distinguished Lecturer Series: Experiencing God in Our Ordinary Lives
Date Friday, November 9, 2018
FeaturingDr. Julie Canlis, award-winning author and theologian
Location Bethel Seminary San Diego
Bethel Seminary San Diego
Instructions for GuestsView map and directions to Bethel Seminary San Diego, 6116 Arosa Street, San Diego, California, 92115. Parking is available across the street in the church lot.
CostLunch is $10 for the public and $5 for current students, faculty, and staff. Please bring cash or check only and pay at the door. The evening lecture is free.
RegistrationRegister today! Register
SponsorsBethel Seminary's <a href="">Work with Purpose Initiative</a>, <a href="">Thrivent Financial</a>, and Bethel University's <a href="">Office of Alumni and Family Relations</a>

Event Description

Bethel Seminary San Diego is hosting a lunch and evening lecture as part of this Distinguished Lecturer Series. You can choose to attend one or both of these events. Make your selection(s) when you submit your registration.

Event Schedule

12-1:30 p.m. | Lunch Discussion | "Ordinary Time": Lessons Hidden in the Church Calendar to Help Us Live in Christ
What was Jesus doing for the thirty years before his ministry? Do these hidden years have any significance for our salvation--or even for our daily lives now? As God's beloved child, Jesus came to reveal to us that we too are God's beloveds. Our challenge is to claim this identity and have it infuse our ordinary life. Join us for lunch and an intimate discussion with Dr. Julie Canlis.

7-9 p.m. | Evening Lecture | Living with Humility: How Our "Ordinary" Lives Are the Soil for Fruitful Life in Christ
Often the drag and difficulty of living our daily life is viewed as an impediment to a "spiritual" life. The good news is that our "ordinary" lives are ripe conditions for becoming like Jesus. Hear Dr. Julie Canlis describe how when we live in communion with God, we can experience the presence of God in the ordinary.

About Our Guest Speaker

Dr. Julie Canlis holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of St. Andrews. She wrote her doctoral dissertation in Scotland, a work published as Calvin's Ladder: A Spiritual Theology of Ascent and Ascension (Eerdmans), which grapples with Calvin's vision for the way humanity "becomes itself" by participating in Christ. It won the Templeton Prize for Theological Promise in 2007 and the Christianity Today Award of Merit for Theology in 2011. Julie is also the author of A Theology of the Ordinary (Godspeed Press). She and her husband Matt started their family and ministered in the Church of Scotland for 13 years. Julie is committed to slow food and slow church.


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