Houston Lay School of Theology - August 16-17, 2019

Date Posted: 7/24/2019

Join us for a two-day event by Perkins Lay School of Theology
St. Paul's UMC
5501 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004
Free evening lecture:
Advice We Wish We'd Taken!
The Proverbial Wisdom of the Bible
Register for a day-long class:
Wise Up! Four Biblical Virtues for Navigating Life
 Advanced registration will be open through August 9, 2019. Registration will also be available at the door.
Friday, August 16
7:00 p.m.- Doors open
7:30 to 9 p.m.- Free Public Lecture: "Advice We Wish We'd Taken! The Proverbial Wisdom of the Bible"

Saturday, August 17
8:30 to 9 a.m.- Registration opens
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.- Day-long Class: "Wise Up! Four Biblical Virtues for Navigating Life"               
Dr. Alyce M. McKenzie will present an evening lecture followed by a day-long class, both focusing on biblical wisdom. The evening lecture will be free and open to the public. The day-long class will require paid registration.
Advice We Wish We’d Taken! The Proverbial Wisdom of the Bible
Friday, August 16, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Proverbs have been called “short sentences gleaned from long experience!” How often have we heard ourselves say, “It seemed like a good idea at the time,” or “If I had it to do over again…”? Dr. McKenzie’s Friday night lecture will place the pithy, pungent proverbs of the Bible, both of the Old Testament and of Jesus’ short sayings, side by side with common cultural sayings. It will explore how heeding the wisdom of biblical proverbs paves the way for a faith-filled, disciplined, compassionate life. 

Wise Up! Four Biblical Virtues for Navigating Life
Saturday, August 17, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Based on Dr. McKenzie’s new book Wise Up! Four Biblical Virtues for Navigating Life, this daylong course will explore four virtues of the wise life discerned in what is called the “wisdom literature” of both the Old and New Testaments of Scripture (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job and the short sayings of Jesus). 

The four virtues are faith, compassion, discipline, and moral courage. Baptizing these virtues as the awestruck attitude (fear of the Lord, or faith), the listening heart (compassion), the “cool spirit” (self-discipline), and the courageous voice (moral courage), Dr. McKenzie will lead participants in an up close look at each virtue as it appears in Scripture and offer practical ways to cultivate it in our daily lives. What is said about the book by one reviewer will be true for this workshop: “Reading this book, at the same time, soothes the soul and troubles the conscience. It deepens faith, fires compassion, cools destructive desire, and nudges the sleeping conscience awake.”
Learn more and register at: https://www.smu.edu/Perkins/PublicPrograms/LaySchools/August-2019