10:00 O’Clock Hour

Labyrinth Room
Sunday, February 19, 2023
10:00am - 10:45am

People of the Covenant – People Like Us

If you think your family has its issues (and don’t we all?) know that you are in solid biblical company!

Join the Rev. Dr. Julie Faith Parker for two sessions that explore the family stories of Genesis 12-50. Dr. Parker will combine PowerPoint, video, drama, and close textual study to deepen our understanding of our biblical ancestors. The first class, “Hagar, the Slave Girl Who Names God,” will lead us into Israel’s historical memory with those who start the biblical legacy. Our second session, “Tricksters and Dreamers” will continue our investigation of this complicated family by focusing on Jacob, Rebekah, and Joseph. We hope you will be part of this interactive, creative, engaging study that promises to expand your heart and mind.

Rev. Dr. Julie Faith Parker

The Rev. Dr. Julie Faith Parker is Professor of Biblical Studies and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church. She was awarded the Ph.D. with distinction in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible from Yale University. Dr. Parker also holds degrees from Hamilton College (B.A.; Phi Beta Kappa), Union Theological Seminary in New York City (M.Div.), and Yale Divinity School (S.T.M). An ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, she has worked full-time as a congregational minister and served for eight years as the Protestant Chaplain at Hofstra University on Long Island. Prior to her current position at General, she taught at Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Columbus, Ohio), ColbyCollege (Waterville, Maine), Fordham University (Bronx, NY), Yale Divinity School (New Haven, CT), and New York Theological Seminary (New York City) where she taught people incarcerated in Sing Sing prison. Dr. Parker has authored or edited seven books and many articles. Additionally, she recently completed her forthcoming book, Eve Isn’t Evil: Feminist Readings of the Bible to Upend Our Assumptions.

February 2023
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