This fall is bringing with it a number of unique opportunities for learning, worship, and engagement with the broader Seattle community around a number of issues. Below are just a few of them.
“Wounded Eagle, Soaring Dove”: Celtic Christianity Lecture
September 29th, Seattle
Anglican priest and scholar Herbert O’Driscoll will reflect on the spiritual power of early Celtic Christians during times of crisis in his presentation, “Wounded Eagle, Soaring Dove: Celtic Christianity’s Inspiration for a Post-9/11 World” on September 29th at St. Andrew’s Church.
O’Driscoll’s talk will focus on the life of St. Patrick, ancient Celtic Christianity, and what the modern Celtic tradition has to say to people who live in a world in crisis.
Tickets are $15-$20. Find out more and register here.
Weaving Our Strengths Conference
October 3rd, Seattle
The Weaving Our Strengths Conference is a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration, and skill-building to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good.
The day features worship, a resource fair, and workshops on a variety of topics, including human trafficking, Sabbath, privilege, mental health companionship, liturgy, and much more. There will also be a special kick-off concert with singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer on Friday the 2nd. (Tickets for Carrie Newcomer can be purchased independently of the conference; find out more at Brown Paper Tickets.)
Registration costs range from $25-$55, with discounts for students and groups. Scholarships are available. Register and find out more about the conference online here.
Seattle Race Conference
October 10th, Seattle
The Seattle Race Conference began to create a shared understanding and language about the nature of racism, refine definitions of its modern day forms, and identify the tools that can be used to end it.
This year’s conference is themed Perceptions Kill! The Impacts of Implicit Racial Bias. Join in for a day of speakers, trainings, entertainment, and networking opportunities.
The day’s keynote addresses will be provided by Dr. Leticia Nieto (St. Martin’s University) and Dr. Dr. Samuel Y. Song (Seattle University). Workshops will focus on topics like white fragility, interrupting implicit bias and racial micro-aggressions, racial bias in the school system and housing, and more.
This conference takes place on October 10th at Seattle University. Registration is $10-$35. Find out more and register online here.
Diana Butler-Bass Lecture Series
October 9th-11th, Seattle
Butler-Bass will be presenting a series of lectures from October 9th-11th based on her new book, Grounded: Finding God in the World – A Spiritual Revolution.
Grounded explores the notion that God and the sacred are in the world, not far from it. How can we experience God in the soil, the water, the sky, our homes and neighborhoods, and the global commons? Join in for 4 lectures on this topic. The schedule is as follows:
- Friday, Oct. 9th, 7:00PM: Finding God in the World – A Spiritual Revolution
- Saturday, Oct. 10th, 9:30AM-2:30PM: The Natural Habitat of Faith and Human Geography and the Spirit
- Sunday, October 11th, 9:00AM: Getting Off the Elevator: A Grounded Church?
Lectures take place at University Congregational United Church of Christ. Find out more and register online here.
Dr. Shelley Rambo Lecture Series
November 2nd-3rd, Seattle
Dr. Shelley Rambo, constructive theologian and author of Spirit and Trauma, will be at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology for two free lectures on November 2nd and 3rd. The theme of both days will be a discussion on “Resurrection Wounds,” asking questions about how we understand the meaning of resurrection through a post-traumatic lens. How do our wounds bear witness to trauma as well as resurrection?
Rambo’s first lecture, Wounds Surfacing, is on November 2nd at 10:00AM. The second, Wounds Resurrecting, is a brown-bag lunch with a Q&A session on November 3rd at 11:30AM.
Tickets are free. Find out more and register here.
Rewiring: Faith & Technology Conference
November 7th, Bellevue
Rewiring: Faith & Technology Conference is presented by Christ and Cascadia and the Fuller Institute for Theology & Northwest Culture.
This conference features speakers and workshops about our relationship to technology. How should Christians evaluate the impact of technology on their families and culture? What is the church’s relationship to a high tech culture? What might God think about technology?
Come hear speakers like Seattleite Glenn McCray (leader at Urban Impact), Jesse Rice (author of The Church of Facebook), Melody Miles (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), and Christopher Lim (founder of TheoTech).
Rewiring is on November 7th in Bellevue. Registration is $30-$65. Find out more and register online at www.rewiringfaithandtech.com.