Church/Community/Continuing Education Workshops, Courses, and Classes

Esther, Ishtar, and Easter, or Scripture, Satire, and Survival, Drew Seminary Saturday, April, 2014.

Esther, Ishtar, and Easter, or Scripture, Satire, and Survival, The School of Theology for the Laity, sponsored by Brite Divinity School, Dallas, TX, March, 2013.

The Ones Returning: Ruth, Naomi, and Immigration Anxiety in Ancient Israel, Drew Seminary Saturday, October, 2012.

More than the Love of Women: Jonathan and his Friendship with David in Text, Tradition, and Contemporary Teaching, Drew Seminary Saturday, October, 2011.

Samuel Bak and the Bible (gallery talk), Kristallnacht Conference, The Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study, Drew University, 2009.

The Princess and the Stranger: Sarah and Hagar, Drew Seminary Saturday, 2009.

Tipple-Vosburgh (Drew Alumnae/Minister’s Week) workshops:

         Preaching the Global Bible

         Beauty and Brokenness: the Art of Samuel Bak

The Bible’s Wounded Storyteller: Spirituality in the Hebrew Bible

Shabbat Torah Study, T’Tzaveh: Exodus 27:20 – 30:10, Shaar HaShalom, Houston, TX, 2008.

Abortion and the Bible, Adult Forum, St. John ‘s Episcopal Church, Boonton, NJ, 2006.

Hannah’s Song, Adult Forum, The Boston Avenue Church (UMC), Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2006.

Reading the Bible for the Sake of our Children. Sermon series, UMC Clergy Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2004.

Interrupting Our Reading: Biblical Violence against Children. Adult Forum Series, St. Peters Episcopal Church, Morristown, NJ, 2004.

Hagar, Adult Forum, Christ Church, Summit, NJ, 2003.

The Plenetude and Politics of Scripture: Reading Responsibly in the 21st Century, (lecture series); LaCrosse Area Synod of the Lutheran Church, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, 2000.

Why Read Leviticus? Lay Academy, LaCrosse Area Synod of the Lutheran Church, 2000.

Murder in the Toilet: Dealing with Violence in the Scripture, United Methodist Lay Academy, Anchorage, Alaska, 2000.

The Old Testament as the Church’s Book: Readers and Responsibility, Clergy Workshop, Uniting Church, Adelaide presbytery, Adelaide, Australia, 1999.

Preaching all of Abraham’s Story, Clergy Workshop, Uniting Church,Wakefield Presbytery, South Australia, 1999.

Biblical Characters, Contemporary Readers, and Ministerial Responsibility, Clergy Workshop, Uniting Church, Murray Bridge presbytery, South Australia, 1999.

Compromising Redemption: Reading the Biblical Book of Ruth, Clergy and Lay Workshop, Uniting Church, Frome presbytery, South Australia, 1999.

Visualizing the Bible: Biblical Women and Artistic Imagination, Sophia (a Christian Feminist Spirituality Centre), Adelaide, Australia, 1999.

The Women of Genesis, Women’s Retreat, First United Methodist Church, Austin, TX, 1999.

Reading the Bible in a Violent World, Clergy Seminar, Luther Seminary, January, 1999.

When a Man Meets a Woman: Reading at the Crossroads of Biblical Narrative, Clergy and Lay continuing education course, (sponsored by Iliff School of Theology) Ring Lake Ranch, Wyoming, 1998.

The Ethics of Biblical Interpretation, Clergy Workshop, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1997.

The Development of the Concept of God in the Old Testament, Highland Park UMC, Dallas, TX, 1996.

Holy War and Bloody Murder: Dealing with Violence in the First Testament, The School of Theology for the Laity, the Disciples of Christ, 1996.

Women at the Well: Romance, Redemption, and the Reading Process, In Search of Wisdom Laity Week, Perkins School of Theology, 1996.

Women of Vision: Our Biblical Legacy, United Methodist Women’s Retreat, Wichita Falls, TX, 1996.

Women at the Well, Women in Ministry Retreat, Oklahoma Conference of the UMC, 1995.

The Old Testament as the Church’s Book: Readers and Responsibility, Ministers’ Week, Oklahoma Conference of the UMC, 1995.

Reading Old Testament Narrative, North Louisiana Clergy Conference, UMC, 1995.

The Old Testament as the Church’s Scripture, Lovers Lane UMC, Dallas, TX, 1995.

Storytelling in the Bible, First United Methodist Church, McKinney, TX, February, 1995.

Revisiting the Garden: Response and Responsibility, Ministers’ Week Workshops, Perkins School of Theology, February, 1995.

Reading the Bible in a Multicultural Context, National Guild of Organists, Dallas, 1994.

The Book of Ruth, First Presbyterian Church, Allen, TX, January – May, 1994.

The Women of Genesis, Perkins Laity Week, 1994.

Crisis, Compromise, and the Sovereignty of God: Religion and Politics in the Book of Daniel, Conference on Ministry, Little Rock, AK, 1994.

Crossing the Border: Relating Redemption in the Book of Ruth, The Kansas Area School for Ministers, Hutchinson, KS, 1993.

Crossing the Border: Relating Redemption in the Book of Ruth, The School of Theology for the Laity, (Disciples of Christ), Dallas, TX, 1993.

Women, the Bible, Theology, and the Church, Northhaven UMC, Dallas, TX, 1992.

Reading as a Woman: the Book of Genesis, Temple Shalom, Richardson, TX, 1992.

Reading Biblical Narrative: The Book of Ruth, Perkins Laity Week, 1991.

The Bible and Sexual Violence, Southern Methodist University, Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, 1990.

Love, Loyalty, and Violence: Women and Men in the Hebrew Bible, First Presbyterian Church, Columbus, GA, 1988.

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