23rd February 2017 - 1:30 pm
23rd February 2017 - 3:00 pm
Join us at SBC for our regular College Community Seminars as a specialist in the field gives a theological insight into their specific area of interest. On THURSDAY 23rd February between 1:30pm and 3pm, Olive Drane will be sharing on the them of ‘Hermeneutics can be fun?’ Clowning as the language of pathos and laughter.
. (Please note this event is on a Thursday rather than our usual Wednesday afternoon seminar time).
Olive Drane has a wide range of experience as the following bio indicates: ‘After a career in research physics, she studied theology and the arts at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and is also a graduate in practical theology of the University of Aberdeen, as well as being affiliate professor of evangelism in the School of Theology of Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, California. She is the author of numerous articles and contributions to symposia and also of Clowns, Storytellers, Disciples (Minneapolis: Fortress Augsburg 2004), Spirituality to Go: rituals and reflections for everyday living (London: Darton Longman & Todd 2006) and [with John Drane], Family Fortunes: Faith-full caring for Today’s Families (London: Darton Longman & Todd 2004). She is a member of the Scottish board of the Fresh Expressions mission shaped ministry course, and has also contributed to the development of the course materials. She was the lead researcher for a major report on Fresh Expressions of church in Scotland – Reformed, Reforming, Emerging and Experimental (Edinburgh: Church of Scotland 2011) – and is a regular speaker on new forms of church at conferences and other events.’ (Taken from St. John’s College, Durham website where Olive was a Research Fellow.)
These seminars are open to alumni, friends, and supporters of the College, as well as the wider public who feel they would benefit from engaging with the topic. For further information please contact Graham Meiklejohn on firstname.lastname@example.org