Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity at Brite Divinity School Presents:
The Faithful Struggle to Forgive
Saturday, January 19 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.Acton United Methodist Church
3433 Fall Creek Hwy.
Granbury, TX 76049
Joretta Marshall, Executive Vice President and Dean and Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care, Brite Divinity School
from Brite’s press release:
Forgiveness is part of the journey of faith for many Christians. It is, on the one hand, something that compels us toward right relationships and justice. On the other hand, forgiveness is hard work that requires energy, spiritual integrity, and honesty. Forgiveness is not a fix for our relationships; rather it is a process one moves through. This seminar will engage participants in wrestling with the call of forgiveness in our lives even as it seeks to unpack the complexity of forgiveness in diverse contexts and situations. The day is designed to help people of faith discern how best to respond to individual, interpersonal, and communal pain and injustice through the work of forgiveness.
Prior to joining the faculty at Brite, Joretta Marshall taught at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Iliff School of Theology, and Eden Seminary, where she was also Academic Dean. Dr. Marshall is the author of Counseling Lesbian Partners and Why Should I Forgive?, is the co-editor of Forgiveness and Abuse: Jewish and Christian Reflections, and The Formation of Pastoral Counselors: Challenges and Opportunities, along with a number of articles in professional and church-related journals. She is a past President of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She is ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church and holds membership in the Rocky Mountain Conference.
If you are already registered, please let us know if your plans have changed. If you have not registered, it is not too late –go to www.brite.edu/stalcup or call 817.257.7580. Registration is $35 and includes a light lunch. (Scholarships available)