Shreveport, LA | March 4, 2015

First Presbyterian Church
900 Jordan St. Shreveport, LA 71101

Oklahoma City, OK | March 5, 2015

First Presbyterian Church
1001 NW 25 Street, Oklahoma City, OK  73106 

The Reverend Dr. Paul Hooker

"Living with Confessions: What Role Do Ancient Statements of Faith Play in Modern Church Decisions"

 (Open to public- Lunch Included)

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Lunch Included)

Many communions turn for theological grounding not only to Scripture but also to confessional statements that arise from previous eras. Many of these statements reflect cultural assumptions that may not apply in the 21st-century church. What is the role these confessional statements play—or should play—in the process of deciding controversial issues before the life of the church? As the church faces issues of sexuality and morality, do these confessional statements help or hinder?

"The Poetry of Holy Week"

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

Experience the arc of Holy Week as a pilgrim follower of Jesus by way of Servant Songs, the Exodus Passover narrative, and the reflections of poets, ancient and modern. This event is not intended to exegete this cycle of Easter lectionary passages or to provide new sermon illustrations. On this day, we seek primarily to nourish the soul. Come and enter the beauty of the season through the sublime art of Holy Words.

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

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