Monday, March 6, 2023 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM EST
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Trinitas Classical School 
1934 52nd Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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Mark Wagner 
Trinitas Classical School 

"Complicated Narratives and Important Failures" – A Parent Partnership & Worship Grant Event 

Dr. Jennifer Holberg, chair of the English department at Calvin University and co-director of the Calvin Center for Faith & Writing, will speak about the shaping influence of stories and storytelling.

What is the power of story to shape our faith? The going currency these days is not facts (for better or worse), but narrative. Because stories have become the fundamental way our culture processes information, we need to figure out how to engage and interpret them well. And there exists a moral and theological imperative to use them carefully, graciously, truthfully, well. How, then, do the stories we tell, the stories we listen to, the stories we honor or reject–how do these make us more capacious in our faith and in our thinking, more gracious in our lives? People are hungry for tools to be better, more critical readers. We’ll talk together about steps to sharpen discernment and find narratives that nourish.

A reception will follow the presentation. Please note that childcare is not available.

Attendees should use the upper parking lot and entrance for Saint Mark Lutheran Church on the west end of the building (access to the lot is from Maple Creek Ave.).

This program is made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.

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