Many people are in need of healing today: veterans returning from service, individuals recovering from addiction and all who are experiencing suffering or loss. Pastors and the church community know that pastoral care plays a curative role, but what possibilities can spirituality offer mainstream social care services?
“Tending to the Wounded Spirit” explores this question through an engaging series of events that will include lectures, community worship, discussion, art and film, inviting attendees to gain a deeper insight into the intersection between spirituality and healing.
Speakers who will be coming to the Hill:
Dr. David L. Bartlett is the Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is an ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches and is interested in the intersection of biblical studies and the life of the church, especially the church’s preaching ministry. Before joining Columbia, Dr. Bartlett was Dean of Academic Affairs and Lantz Professor of Preaching and Communication at Yale Divinity School. His particular exegetical interests are in Mark, John and the Pauline Epistles.
The Rev. Dr. Jason R. Curry is the Dean of the Chapel at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Curry is a graduate of Moorehouse College (cum laude, 1992) and is a licensed and ordained Itinerant Elder in the Agape African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC). He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School and Doctor of Philosophy degree from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Curry’s academic research and ministry has sought to integrate counseling techniques drawn from the social sciences into pastoral care. He has argued that spirituality can serve as a resource for the recovery from addiction to substances.
More information about other guest speakers, artists and events coming soon.