Winter Forum

Feb 25: Saturday Mini-Retreat Led by Glenn Hinson
Spiritual Preparation for Lent
Please bring a Bible and a journal or diary (something for writing or doodling).

 9:30am    Gathering for coffee & pastries
10:00         1st Presentation: “Letting Go” (Phil. 4)
                  Silence for meditation and/or doodling
11:00          2nd Presentation: “Fasting from the Internet” (Rom. 12)
                  Silence for meditation and/or doodling
12:00pm    Lunch catered by Chef Laval ($8 per person paid with registration)
  1:00         3rd Presentation: "Facing Our Temptations” (Luke 4)
                  Silence for meditation and/or doodling
  2:00        4th Presentation: “What Will We Do with Our Fear?” Matt. 6; 1 Jn. 4)
  2:30        Sharing of insights from our meditation
  3:00        Communion

Feb 26: Sunday morning with Glenn Hinson

  9:30am    “The Top Ten Things My Life Has Taught Me” 
                   (Adult & Youth classes meet together)
  11:00         Message in Worship: “Pursuing an Elusive God”
                   (Exod. 24; Matt. 17)

Dr. E. Glenn Hinson is a world-renowned church historian and respected and sought-after leader in Christian Spirituality, who sees himself as very much a Baptist while also describing himself as a “Bapto-Quakero-Methedo-Presbyterio-Lutherano-Episcopo- Catholic.”

Glenn earned degrees from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A.), the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (B.D., Th.D.), and Oxford University (D.Phil.). During his academic career he taught on the faculties of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville (1962-1992) and Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond (1994-2000). During the 1960s, Glenn’s friendship with Trappist monk and spiritual writer Thomas Merton led him to become involved in the ecumenical movement of spiritual renewal—connecting the revivalist spirituality of many Baptists to ancient and medieval spiritual practices. He maintains a deep commitment to Christian nonviolence and the work of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, serving as the original editor of The Baptist Peacemaker.

Glenn is the author of more than 30 books, including his most recent publications, A Miracle of Grace (Mercer University Press) and Baptist Spirituality: A Call for Renewed Attentiveness to God (Nurturing Faith, Inc.) He is married to Martha Burks. They have two adult children, Christopher and Elizabeth.