Holy Land - but what makes it holy?
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall
3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX US 75205
Date: Nov 21, 2019
Whether you have been, are planning to go, or are just curious about the Holy Land, you are invited to come hear from Dr. Marcie Lenk (read bio below). Marcie will focus this lecture on "Land and God: what makes it holy?" She will also be sharing information about a year long cohort she will be leading along with Rev. Phil Dieke, which will culminate in a "Hike the Holy Land" trip in 2021.
Come share a meal, learn about the Holy Land, and how you can join her in the Holy Land in 2021.
Dinner is $15.
Childcare available - must request by Sunday, November 17.
Dr. Marcie Lenk has devoted her intellectual life and career to organizing educational programs and teaching Jews and Christians (and people of other faiths) to understand and appreciate the basic texts, ideas, history and faith of the other. She lives in Jerusalem, where she currently serves as the Academic Director of Bat Kol: Christian Institute for Jewish Studies. She teaches patristics at the Studium Theologicum Salesianum at Ratisbonne Monastery, and Jewish and Christian texts at Ecce Homo Convent, and the Tantur Ecumenical Institute. For the last six years she served as director of Christian leadership programs at the Shalom Hartman Institute.
She received her Ph.D. at Harvard University in 2010 with a dissertation entitled, The Apostolic Constitutions: Judaism and Anti-Judaism in the Construction of Christianity, and earned an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, as well as an M.A. in Bible and B.A. in Mathematics and Jewish Studies from Yeshiva University. Dr. Lenk has lectured in Europe, Israel, and the United States, and has taught Early Christianity, Hebrew Bible, and Rabbinic Literature at institutions such as Boston University and City College of New York, as well as at Jewish and Christian seminaries in Israel and the United States.
Category: Young Adult