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Buechner Institute Lecture by Bonnie Thurston

February 18, 2013

One of the more pressing concerns of our time is the relationship between faith and culture. The Buechner Institute at King was founded in 2008 to address this vital issue while also paying tribute to the American writer and Presbyterian minister, Frederick Buechner. Bonnie Thurston will be speaking at the Bristol Public Library as part of the Buechner Institute Lectures on February 25 at 7pm. Bonnie has written or edited 16 theological books, more than 100 scholarly articles and 3 small books of poetry. Her most recent books include The Spiritual Landscape of Mark, For God Alone, A Primer on Prayer, and Belonging to Borders, a collection of Celtic poems. Until 2002 she held the William F. Orr Professorship in New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminar. Her scholarly interests include the gospels of Mark and John, the Deutero-Pauline canon and the history of Christian Spirituality and prayer. She was ordained in 1984 and has served as co-pastor, pastor, or interim of five churches and twice in overseas ministries. She is a spiritual director and experienced retreat leader. She earned a B.A. in English (First Honors) from Bethany College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia.