In this continuing series, faculty members explore their intellectual and spiritual autobiographies with attention to the ways in which they have intersected, cohered, collided, and deepened over the course of their careers. From these presentations and the ensuing conversations, we hope to identify some of the key intellectual, spiritual, and physical practices we all might develop to remain supple and responsive to the...
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Apr 23 2014 except Wed Mar 19 2014.
9:00am to 10:15am
The Porch of the Memorial Church
Following each service of Morning Prayers on Wednesdays, free coffee and snacks will be available at MemCafé from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. on the steps of the Memorial Church across from Widener Library. All are welcome!
Joshua DuBois will explore the idea that we live in a time where faith exists without crisis, a coddled religious environment where God is not trusted to do God-sized things. As a result, some of the most significant social, political, and moral challenges we confront as a nation remain unsolved. Profiling leaders who have embraced deep crises of faith in the past — from the Civil Rights Movement to the present day — Mr. DuBois will plot a crisis-driven way forward that might finally address some of the most intractable problems we face.
Joshua DuBois, former Special Assistant to President Obama and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and author of The President's Devotional, will present the 2014 William Belden Noble Lecture. Free admission.
Preacher: Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister, The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Sermon: Filing Personal Exemptions
Text: “When Saul saw the army of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart trembled greatly. When Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not answer him, not by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets. Then Saul said to his servants, ‘Seek out for me a woman who is a medium, so that I may go to her and inquire of her.’ His servants said to him, ‘There is a medium at Endor.’ ” (I Samuel 28:5-7)
*Faith and Life Forum will take place this morning in the main sanctuary. Professor David Gergen, Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School, will interview Mr. DuBois. Joshua Dubois is the 2014 William Belden Noble Lecturer.