When were you a stranger? Who are the strangers now in your community? Where does welcome come from? Why does hospitality matter? Join us as we explore hospitality as both spiritual practice and social witness with writer and award-winning professor, Dr. Amy Oden. We’ll look at biblical roots, theological grounding and practical starting places as we lean into Jesus’ call to hospitality in Matthew 25, “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
Dr. Amy G. Oden is a Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality, currently teaching for several seminaries. She has served on the faculties of Oklahoma City University, Saint Paul School of Theology and Wesley Theological Seminary where she also served as Dean. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Southern Methodist University and a baccalaureate in Letters from University of Oklahoma. Born and raised on the prairies of Oklahoma, Amy has found her spiritual home under the wide-open sky. Her passion is to introduce spiritual practices that can ground and nourish lives for justice in the world. Amy is a spiritual director, companioning people as they listen for God in day-to-day life. She has published 4 books that all focus on bringing voices of ancient wisdom to inform and illuminate contemporary life.
Registrants will be sent information with a Zoom link on November 6.
Registration: $15, $7 students/seniors/limited income
- November 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm