The Letter of James for Today | March 22-24
Join us Palm Sunday weekend for a special retreat with David Neinhuis and musical guests Sandra McCracken and Derek Webb. David will lead us through a series of conversations on The Letter of James for Today. The four sessions will cover the four major sections of the book (1:1-27; 2:1-26; 3:1-4:10; 4:11-5:20), and each will end with one or two lectio divina style questions for reflection. Sandra and Derek will provide some music along the way as well as a Saturday evening concert in the Cody Center.
David is Associate Professor of New Testament Studies at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). His studies took him from SPU (1990) to Duke Divinity School, to the University of Aberdeen. He assumed his current full-time teaching post back at SPU in 2004. David is married and has two children. In his own words:
“The Letter of James was the subject of my Ph.D. dissertation. The letter is challenging on multiple levels, and I’ve come to believe that its message is an exceptionally important one for believers today, most especially Protestant believers.
“I’m a lifelong student of the bible who now has the privilege of reading it with my colleagues and the wonderful students of Seattle Pacific University. My research has delved into the process of the Bible’s historical formation and the implications of that research for our understanding of its function in the life of the church today.”
Sandra McCracken and Derek Webb
Sandra and Derek come to the Lodge from Nashville where they pursue (both individually and jointly) the life of music. Derek spent his early life in Texas before launching his music career with the band Caedmon’s Call. Sandra found her way to Nashville from St. Louis and has released multiple solo albums as well as collaborations with Derek. Sandra has visited Laity Lodge several times before, and we’re very excited to have Derek along this time. More at www.derekwebb.com/ | www.sandramccracken.com/
Housing/Fees (per person)
Plan to arrive at Laity Lodge anytime after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22. The retreat will officially commence with a 6:30 p.m. reception at the Great Hall and will conclude Sunday, March 24, following an 11:00 a.m. brunch. Click here for directions and more info on how to prepare for your visit.