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Through charming happenstance, the Episcopal Church calendar during Advent is chock-full of peculiarly intriguing saints. In each of the four weeks of Advent, the clergy are joined by Duke Divinity School’s Lauren Winner to look at one of our Advent saints, inquiring not only into their biographies but more pointedly asking what spiritual excellences they exemplify, and how our spiritual lives might be emboldened by inviting the Advent saints to keep company with us.
This series is open to the community – all welcome!
Questions? Email Father Chris
Lauren F. Winner writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish-Christian relations. Her books include Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, a study of household religious practice in 18th-century Virginia, A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith, Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis, and, most recently, a book on overlooked biblical tropes for God, Wearing God. She is completing a book called Characteristic Damage, which examines the effects of sin and damage on Christian practice. She is currently an Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity School… Read More
The Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. is Rector of Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Canon for Interfaith and Ecumenical Relations for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. Previously, he was Dean of the Faculty of Theology and the Huron-Lawson Chair of Pastoral and Moral Theology at Huron University College in London, Ontario, Associate Professor in the John Henry Hobart Chair in Moral Theology at General Seminary in New York City, New York, and Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Read More