The 2017 Faculty consists of:
Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D
African American Spirituality
Rev. Battle was recently appointed as Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary in New York. He holds degrees from Duke University, Princeton Theological Seminar and Yale University. After spending two years in residence with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa he was ordained a priest by Tutu in 1993. He has taught at numerous seminaries and has published nine books. In his Peace Battle Institute, he works on subjects of diversity, spirituality, prayer, race and reconciliation. For more info visit michaelbattle.com.
Rev. L. Roger Owens
What We Need is Here: Deepening Our Availability to God
Prayer is not so much what we do, but what God does in us. Our part is opening ourselves to be more deeply available to the God who is already at work. This series of talks will explore ways of prayer that help us to be increasingly available and attentive to the God who is always offering Godself to us. The talks will be related to—but will not duplicate—the practices that Roger explored in his book What We Need Is Here: Practicing the Heart of Christian Spirituality.
A limited number of scholarships are available for clergy serving in small, rural churches and for young clergy. For more information, contact Claire Cox-Woodlief at firstname.lastname@example.org.