Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World
Date(s) - 02/07/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepherd of the Hills
Speaker: Deanna Thompson, Ph.D., Professor or Religion at Hamlin University
Description: Thompson presents a vision of how faith communities can utilize technology to better be the body of Christ to those who are hurting, while also helping followers of Christ think critically about the limits of our digital attachment. Thompson shares her own experience of conversion from a non-cell phone owning and non-Facebook using religion professor, to someone who experiences the support and power of God through virtual sources.
Deanna A. Thompson is professor of religion at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. Honored as faculty member of the year by both faculty and students at Hamline, she is also author of numerous books, including “Crossing the Divide: Luther, Feminism, and the Cross,” and most recently, “The Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World.” Thompson speaks to a wide range of audiences on issues ranging from the legacy of Luther to the intersection of cancer, faith and hope.