Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark
Led by George McHenry
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Anderson County Library
300 North McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC 29621
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor
Theme: Holy Envy: An Antidote to Fearing the Religious Stranger
Religious pluralism is a fact of life. People of other faiths no longer exist somewhere else in the world; they live next door, raising the question of how we will decide to live with religious difference. Can we afford to base our answers on the worst-case scenarios we see in the news, or is there another way?
3:00 pm “Who Is My Neighbor?”
7:00 pm “What Would Jesus Do?”
Location: Central Presbyterian Church
1404 North Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621
Barbara Brown Taylor, Episcopal priest and the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, has presented for ASTL on several occasions. The author of 13 books, including New York Times best sellers An Altar in the World, Leaving Church, and her most recent book, Learning to Walk in the Dark, she was the subject of a recent TIME magazine story and named as one of 2014’s “100 Most Influential People.” For more information, go to Dr. Taylor’s website: www.barbarabrowntaylor.com
Fall 2015 – Harry T. Cook
Harry T. Cook is an Episcopal priest (retired) and the author of eight books, the latest being What a Friend They Had in Jesus: The Theological Visions of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Hymn Writers (2013, Polebridge Press). His research focuses on Hebrew and Greek texts of the biblical era, their provenance, history and the ideas that emerged from them. His weekly exegetical essays (FINDINGS) have a wide on-line audience. See www.harrytcook.com for listings of Cook’s other works. He is working on a ninth book about Niebuhr’s years in Detroit. Cook lives in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak. In retirement a popular lecturer throughout southeastern Michigan, Cook was the religion editor and a columnist at the Detroit Free Press from 1979-1987.