Kinsler 2016 BI - Landscapes of Trauma, Stories of Healing: Women in Luke’s Gospel

painting of 3 women arriving at tomb

Dates: Mon–Fri, Feb 15-19

Led by Elaine Enns, Ched Myers & Friends

Location: Forest Home Camp, Oak View, CA



Join the Live Look-in on Tuseday here.

Download the flyer here (PDF) and detailed syllabus here (PDF).

The daily schedule for the BI is available here. (PDF)

How to get to Forest home is in our Transport guide. (PDF)

Our faith tradition arose out of traumatic experiences of captivity, exile and occupation.  This lens will help guide our exploration of key texts from Luke’s gospel, particularly stories about the women who raised, followed and found liberation in Jesus.  We will look at basic trauma theory, recognizing patterns of transmission and post-traumatic stress, their impact in our families and communities, and how to work towards personal and political healing.  

SpeakersConfirmed speakers: L-R: Catherine Meeks; Pamela Brubaker; Grecia Reyes; Lindsay & Tommy Airey; Bill Richards; Jennifer Henry.

Our 2016 Institute will consist of three components each full day : 

1)  Morning classes: Five different mini-courses delve deeper into the week’s theme:

       i.   Exploring Trauma (Elaine Enns & Catherine Meeks)
       ii.  Women and Justice (Pamela Brubaker, Jennifer Henry & Grecia Reyes)
       iii. Reading and Preaching Luke in Year C (Ched Myers)
       iv. Introduction to New Testament Greek (William Richards; 15 hr. intensive)
       v.  Marriage & Movement Strong (Lindsay & Tommy Airey; limited to 3 couples)

Elaine and Ched

2)  Afternoon plenaries: Ched & Elaine (right) on Luke, trauma & resilience.

3)  Evening plenaries: Catherine Meeks keynote; panels, performances, party! 

Ideal for training in exegesis and exposition of the Third Gospel for Year C and for those seeking to integrate restorative justice into their activism.  Join us in beautiful Ventura River Watershed to study at the intersection of “seminary, sanctuary, streets and soil”!  Academic or Continuing Education credit is available upon request.  Registration deadline Friday, Jan 15th, 2016.


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