Dr. Lauren Winner speaking Feb. 22nd

On Saturday, February 22nd at 7:00pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church will host Dr. Lauren Winner, Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity School. The title of Dr. Winner’s presentation will be “Overlooked Images of God.” Dr. Winner will explore often-overlooked biblical images of God and will also draw upon contemporary movies, anthropologists’ musings, and the writings of medieval mystics.

Dr. Winner was born to a Jewish father and a Southern Baptist mother, and was raised Jewish. She converted to Orthodox Judaism in her freshman year at Columbia University, and then to Christianity while working on her Masters degree at Cambridge University. She completed her doctoral work at Columbia University in 2006.

In addition to being a professor, Dr. Winner is also the author of a number of books including Mudhouse Sabbath and Still: Notes on a Mid-Life Crisis. She is also a frequent lecturer and has appeared on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has served as a commentator on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

The public is invited to the Saturday evening presentation in the main sanctuary. It will be followed by a Q&A session and then refreshments in the Schilling Gallery.

Here is a video from a recent appearance she made.

The Rev. Dr. Lauren Winner – “Preaching and Priesting in the midst of change in the church and the culture” from The Episcopal Diocese of Texas on Vimeo.

Click here for other videos featuring Dr. Winner.