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What does happy hour look like at a seminary? Come, taste and see. Joined by distinguished faculty, we will nosh on powerful “small bites” of theology and biblical interpretation while enjoying hors d’oeuvre and signature cocktails (sans alcohol). This will be a time of connection and lively conversation with other women of faith in the workplace. Leave nourished in body, mind, and spirit!

Presenters: Professors Margaret Aymer and Carolyn Helsel, hosted by Pamela Benson Owens

Date: March 20, 2017

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center
100 East 27th Street, Austin, 78705

Cost: $10 per person

Recommended for professional women looking for encouragement for a vibrant faith in the workplace.

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Margaret Aymer is The First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport, D. Thomason Professor of New Testament Studies at Austin Seminary.She teaches core courses on the New Testament, Exegesis and elective courses in African Americans and the Bible, and feminist and womanist biblical interpretation. She has spoken at numerous academic and church conferences across the United States. Aymer has published four books: James: Diaspora Rhetorics of a Friend of God (Sheffield Publishing, 2014), Fortress Commentary on the Bible (with Gale A. Yee, Fortress Press, 2014); First Pure, then Peaceable: Frederick Douglass Reads James (T&T Clark, 2008), and Islanders, Islands and the Bible: Ruminations (Semeia Studies, 2015; with Jione Havea). She was a member of the General Assembly Task Force on Civil Unions and Marriage (2009-2010), and she served as a steering committee member for the Committee on Theological Education Consultation on Racism from 2004-2008.


Carolyn Helsel is assistant professor of homiletics at Austin Seminary.Educated at Princeton Theological Seminary and Emory University, she developed a passion for helping white congregations enter into discussions about racism. Her dissertation was titled “The Hermeneutics of Recognition: A Ricoeurian Interpretative Framework for Whites Preaching about Racism.” Helsel is a Presbyterian minister who served churches in Boston and San Antonio, Texas. While in Boston, she served on the Synod Work Group on Race for the Synod of the Northeast and on the Committee on Preparation for Ministry for Boston Presbytery. Her new book, Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully About Race comes out in January (Chalice Press, 2018).

 

 


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