THE SEMINARY OF THE SEVEN VEILS
She has led seven groups of Wesley students on intercultural immersion trips to South Africa. Guenther has served as visiting lecturer at Africa University in Zimbabwe. As an extension of her music ministry, she leads workshops nationally for musical and denominational organizations. Guenther has just concluded three terms as president of the American Guild of Organists, having previously served this international organization of 16, members in a variety of capacities from National Councillor for Organizational Concerns to National Vice President.
For many years she was the host of an award-winning program, "The Royal Instrument," heard on Washington's primary classical music station at that time, WGMS. In June , Dr. Guenther concluded a distinguished career at Foundry United Methodist Church, where she had served as minister of music and liturgy for many years. Bach to Washington, D. University of Kansas, B. She is the Visiting Professor of Christian Formation and Young Adult Ministries, spending her time both teaching Christian Formation in the seminary classroom and also working as the theological educator for the Wesley Innovation Hub, part of a Lilly Endowment Initiative grant for ministries with young adults in the Capital Region.
She believes strongly in the formative power of community, especially when inspired and supported by the Holy Spirit. She is passionate about the church's challenges and possibilities in this present age. Peck-McClain's research interests include youth and young adult ministries, critical liberative pedagogy, and Pauline epistles. Washington and Lee University, B. Duke University Divinity School, Th. James Estes is a medievalist interested in vernacular texts as they explore religious meaning-making at the intersection of theology, language, and culture.
His broader theological interests include the study of the spiritual life and religious movements in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. He is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, where he studied spirituality, mysticism, and historical theology, with particular interest in medieval English vernacular literature. As a theology librarian, he has additional interests in the book arts the art and practice of book design and publishing and in information literacy for theological study.
A Wesley graduate , James returned to the seminary as a librarian in , and was appointed Library Director and joined the faculty in Estes, James. Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality 15, no. DOI: From there, he moved to Dunedin, New Zealand to join a team of colleagues developing a new program in Ordination Studies for the Presbyterian School of Ministry.
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Baker University, D. What will, what should, what can preaching look like in the 21stcentury? This is an exciting and challenging time for preachers. The diversity of their listeners, the place of the church in the broader culture, and the opportunities and challenges presented by technology are causing us to rethink and re-envision preaching. To this important conversation Dr. Hogan brings a rich and varied background. She is interested in creativity and the creative process.
Having been a painter and graphic artist and having taught art, she finds a great overlay between the teaching of art and of preaching. Or perhaps the veil conceals a glory we are not yet able to bear. Like the veil over the face of Moses come from speaking with the Lord. Like whatever kept the disciples on the road to Emmaus from recognizing the risen Jesus.
Like the glass in which we now see darkly. Why veil crosses during Lent? Perhaps to train us to perceive the glory of the Cross. These are all quite beautiful and spiritual fruitful. But I also wonder if they are the kinds of meaning which requires too much explanation. I am definitely not in favor of dumbing liturgical language and symbolism down. This may be a spiritually edifying interpretation of the Mass, but it cannot be the meaning or purpose of it.
As Schememann argued in his famous article on symbolism, such an interpretation bears no relationship to either the text or the ordo of the Mass and it means that even the knowledgable and sophistical person must have the real, secret meaning explained to them. As Baumstark pointed out about how soft places in the liturgy are magnets for accretions, I think that central days in the liturgical year can also attract similar accretions.
These are often not changes to older practices as such days are often resistant to being edited and reformed , but the adding of new practices. Think, for instance, of the unfortunate practice of choirs and clerics wearing only cassocks on Good Friday this happens in Anglican churches, I know; does it occur in Catholic churches also? It seems that there are many aspects of veiling that are these kinds of accretions and need to be reconsidered.