We are thrilled to have Heidi Kinner with us this summer! She served at the Advent from 2005 to 2011, first as Canon Missioner and Chaplain to the Advent Episcopal School, and then as Vice Dean. While she’s here, Heidi will teach the following two classes. Mark your calendars!
On Wednesday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m., Heidi will give a teaching at Kelly Hargrove’s home (4020 Old Leeds Circle, 35213) on “The Book of Ruth: The Geography of Second Chances.” This short study of Ruth will look at the elements of exile and return, death and new life, despair and hope in the places and dates of this beloved book. We will see how God’s promises never fail, even when all hope seems lost.
On Monday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m., Heidi will give a teaching at Emily Curran’s home (2 Pine Ridge Lane, 35213) on “Re-Seeing Mary of Magdala.” Mary of Magdala (a.k.a. Mary Magdalene) has been portrayed as a prostitute for centuries because of the misreading and conflation of several Biblical passages. More recent scholarship has been unravelling the tangle and helping us see Mary more accurately as a woman of substance and a faithful disciple. This talk will look at Mary of Magdala in text, art, and archaeology so that we can better understand the woman who “announced to the disciples [on Easter morning], “I have seen the Lord” (Jn. 20:18).
All women are warmly invited to attend these talks. Please email Carolyn Lankford at email@example.com to register for one or both events.