Fort Worth, Texas | September 17, 2014

Professor Cynthia L. Rigby

"Playful Theology"

Free for Austin Seminary Alumni

September 17, 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (Lunch Included)

Theology, as a discipline, has a reputation of being serious, unimaginative, and more interested in being right than worried about being boring. Because God is beautiful, creative, and interesting, theology as God-talk IS and MUST be imaginative, play-ful, and compelling.

Come hear Cynthia Rigby, the W.C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, offer an interactive session that offers insight into how we can form a more lively discussion of theology.


"Reading the Bible as the Word of God"

For Church Professionals

Public Lecture 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

How do we respect the authority of Scripture if we don't read the Bible literally? In this workshop, we will talk about these issues and offer concrete strategies for reading in our individual devotional lives; for leading Bible studies that allow people to find new meanings in difficult passages, and for preaching to reflect God's steadfast Word as living, dynamic, and able to meet us in each moment ever-anew. Cynthia Rigby will lead this workshop.

Location: First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, Texas

Cost: $15 for Austin Seminary alumni; $25 for others

Registration is closed.