2017 Theology Weekend, Mar 11-12

Claudia May, Ph.D.,

Scholar and Practitioner, Theology and Reconciliation


Saturday, March 11

10:00 – 3:00
Through this question, we sought to develop a clearer and deeper understanding of the specific challenges participants face through seeing, naming, and standing in the brokenness. Christian reconciliation is a process to look at real-world situations of pain and conflict to discover ways to bring on healing and wholeness.

Theology is simply talk about God and God’s relation to the world. To quote the lyrics from Marvin Gaye’s song: “Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way…To bring some understanding here today.” This theology talk leads us to look at Jesus’ life for guidance to achieve that understanding. You leave feeling loved and hope-filled. (lecture with lunch break).

About our Speaker

Claudia May, Ph.D.

Dr. May is an associate professor of Reconciliation Studies at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota. May also lectures at Duke Divinity School Institute for Reconciliation. She is a specialist in reconciliationstudies and African American, Black British, and Caribbean literature and popular culture, as well as Biblical Studies, multiethnic and culture expressions of faith, and Christian Hip Hop. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master in Theological Studies from the Pacific School of Religion (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley California). She has over 12 years’ experience teaching in higher education. Her work has been published by Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, Walter de Gruyter, Lexington Books, and Routledge. She is a passionate follower of Jesus, a woman of prayer, and a lover of biblical stories and wisdom.

Sunday, March 12 |  9:30am to 10:30am | Chapel
Dr. May speaks at the NU Class gathering; all are invited to attend.

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