Upcoming Events

“A Fresh Word”— Noche: Metaphors ​​for ​Preaching from the Darkness

When:
February 7, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
2020-02-07T08:30:00-05:00
2020-02-07T16:30:00-05:00
Where:
Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
USA
Cost:
$50.00
Contact:
Emily Odom

Please join us for A Fresh Word–Noche: Metaphors ​​for ​Preaching from the Darkness on Friday, February 7, 2020, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Speakers to include Cláudio Carvalhaes ’07, Associate Professor of Worship, Esther J. Hamori, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, and Jeremy Hultin, Associate Professor of Biblical Languages. Tickets are $50. The cost of the event includes lunch and light refreshments.

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Throughout the afternoon session with Cláudio Carvalhaes, we will ponder the notion​ of darkness and its relation to light. We will engage with a variety of metaphors of darkness in stories, liturgy, art, theology, etc., and delve into the darkness of the soul, the darkness of our political-economic world and the darkness of the earth. Throughout, we’ll problematize traditional conceptions of darkness and light and see both how blackness has become a destructive metaphor and how it is a fundamental part of our lives. With that, we will search for ways to ​​​construct ​more expansive, liberative metaphors.

“A Fresh Word” (formerly Got Sermon?), brings the gifts of our faculty to our alumni/ae, students, neighbors, and friends who primarily serve congregations in ministries of preaching.

 

Event Schedule 

8:30 am
Registration 

9:00 am
Opening Devotions (with Mary Barber, EDS at Union, M.Div. 2021)

9:15 am
Exegesis of Lenten New Testament Lectionary Texts from
with Dr. Jeremy Hultin

10:45 am
Break

11:00 am
“God’s Monsters” (with Hebrew Bible and New Testament Texts)
with Dr. Esther Hamori

12:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 pm:
Noche
with the Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes

2:45 pm
Break

3:00 pm
Noche (continued)
with Dr. Carvalhaes

4:30 pm
Closing Prayer

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