Join us throughout the fall for insightful speakers! Coffee and light breakfast snacks are available at 8:45; the presentation begins at 9:00. Childcare is available!
October 8: Dr. Mary Foskett, “How do we read the Bible?”
Dr. Mary F. Foskett is the Wake Forest Kahle Professor of Religion and Albritton Fellow at Wake Forest University. Dr. Foskett teaches in the area of New Testament Studies and has been a core faculty member of Women’s and Gender Studies. She also directs the WFU Humanities Institute. Her primary research interest is in contemporary approaches to New Testament interpretation, especially feminist and culturally contextualized interpretations of biblical texts and traditions.
November 19: Gary Gunderson, “Leading Causes of Life”
Rev. Dr. Gary Gunderson is Vice President for FaithHealth at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, which includes spiritual care, Clinical Pastoral Education and CareNet counseling centers in 32 locations across North Carolina. He also serves as a Professor of the Health of the Public at Wake Forest University School of Divinity and Professor of Public Health Science in the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Gunderson is known for more than two decades of creative work in the field of faith and public health. Gunderson is an ordained American Baptist minister. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and Doctor of Ministry degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, as well as an honorary doctorate from the Chicago Theological Seminary. Gunderson has also authored four books, written many article, and delivered hundreds of presentations, often around novel concepts such as “religious health assets,” “boundary leadership” and, perhaps most interesting, the “leading causes of life.”