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National Theologian to Present on “Faith and Work”

Wed Mar 13 2013

HICKORY, N.C. — The Lenoir-Rhyne University Institute for Faith and Learning will welcome Dr. Kathryn Kleinhans to campus on Thursday, March 21 at 7:00pm. This event will be held in the Belk Centrum on campus and is free and open to the public. Her session, titled ““The Work of a Christian:  Reflections on Vocation,” will answer the questions – How does our work relate to our faith?  Does God have a purpose for my life – and, if so, how do I know what it is?  How do I live a meaningful life amidst the competing demands of job, community, and family?  What insights might the Christian theological tradition bring to these questions?

Dr. Kleinhans is a Professor of Religion at Wartburg College. She is a contributor to the Book of Faith Initiative, which is focused on increasing biblical literacy and fluency for the sake of the world. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has made a commitment to encourage all members, from children to adults, to dig deeper into the Bible.

The Book of Faith Initiative recommends a new model for the ELCA church. A grass-roots approach embracing a common vision in which all are invited to open scripture and join the conversation. Each community is encouraged to decide how the Book of Faith Initiative will become a vital part of its own ministry. She is a frequent speaker and workshop leader in the ELCA.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Institute for Faith and Learning endeavors to provide programming that will contribute to and enrich “A culture of the intellect” that is theologically based. The Institute’s programs are directed at Christians of all traditions. For more information on the Institute for Faith and Learning Series, contact Dr. David Ratke at 828-328-7183 or Dr. Jonathan Schwiebert at 828-328-7184.

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