Letters of Hope and Contention: Reading the Letters of Jeremiah 29
Tuesday 19 January at 19h30 via Zoom.

All are welcome at the January Virtual Thurber Conversation with Rev. Dr. Steed Davidson. As we journey forward into this new year, let us join together for prayer, fellowship, and learning.

Letters of Hope and Contention: Reading the Letters of Jeremiah 29. In this correspondence the prophet contends with those who would push a narrative of hope for a quick resolution to their current situation. Instead, the prophet expands the horizons of the future to an indefinite period, preferring instead to see Babylon as home and the place where God’s hope can be realized. What does it mean when hope takes on a different form than we expected?

Dr. Davidson, who preached for ACP on 27 December, will join us live from Chicago, where he is the Dean of the Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor of Hebrew Bible at McCormick Theological Seminary.

Dr. Davidson is the Dean of the Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor of Hebrew Bible at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Davidson is author of Empire and Exile: Postcolonial Readings of the Book of Jeremiah, co-editor of Islands, Islanders and the Bible: RumiNations, and is currently co-authoring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: A Guide for the Perplexed.

He is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, and earned a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He received an S.T.M. from Boston University, an M.A. from the University of the West Indies, and a Diploma of Ministerial Studies from the United Theological College of the West Indies. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.

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