Thurber Thursdays

Thurber Thursdays is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Salon — Thurber Thursday 2 Oct 18h30

Salon

Second of a three-part "Salon" series of musicians, poets, and visual artists sharing their work and discussing the relationship between artists and the church. Music from French songstress Dawn and Family + with visual art from Richard Vander Aa

Dinner served at 18h30; lecture at 19h30.

Thurber Thursdays is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Dr Mark Labberton — Thurber Thursday 9 Oct 18h30

Called: The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus

Dr. Mark Labberton

Dr. Mark Labberton is the fifth President and Lloyd John Ogilvie Professor of Preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Described as a “Renaissance Man” by the Pasadena Star-News, he is a painter, musician and a well-travelled public speaker - and universally admired by his students. He took his Master’s degree at Fuller and went on for a Ph.D. in theology at Cambridge University.

He speaks of challenges facing institutions of higher education and seminaries today, especially financial and technological: “I think that technology, while it disrupts higher education, also creates opportunities for connections to the wider world.” It is this philosophy of blending worship and scholarship that brings Reverend Labberton to Paris. He says, “There are a lot of different bridges that need to be built and encouraged and that’s a big piece of what I want to do.” The Fuller Board of Trustees Chairman describes him as “a man of incredible breadth. He is a scholar, a pastor and a leader.”

Finally, Dr. Labberton says, “Because I’ve been a pastor for the better part of 30 years, I have a deep sense of what the local church is about. Because I have served in a creative, dynamic place – in Berkeley, California – for most of those years, I have a sense of the way that culture is changing.”

Dinner served at 18h30; lecture at 19h30.

Thurber Thursdays is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

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