2016 featuring Troy Osborne
Date: March 31st, 2016 at 7:30pm
Location: Chapel, Conrad Grebel University College
"The Bottle, the Dagger, and The Ring: Church Discipline and Dutch Mennonite Identity in the Seventeenth Century."
2014 featuring W. Derek Suderman
'Seeking Peace as the End of Lament'
The Christian tradition has long been uncomfortable with the articulation of lament. For some, Jesus’ call to love enemies is even seen as a rejection of this genre, given the prominence of violent wishes or imprecations against enemies found within it. Over time praise and confession have come to dominate the liturgical experience of many worshipping communities, while lament has largely disappeared.
In the end, lament psalms confront Christian communities with contemporary brokenness and pain, challenging them to attend to such cries as calls to seek shalom. Are we listening?
Featuring Susan Schultz Huxman, President of Conrad Grebel University College
‘Speaking Truth to Power:’ Profiles in Rhetorical Courage for Church and Society
The Benjamin Eby Lecture is an annual lecture that presents the research of a faculty member at Conrad Grebel University College. It is named after Benjamin Eby (1785-1853), an early educator and Mennonite church leader in Waterloo County.
For more information on the lecture, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
call at 519-885-0220 x24264.
For more speakers and recordings of their lectures, please see a list of past Benjamin Eby Lecturers.
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Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6