Graceful Improvisation: Faith Resources and Perspectives for Experiences of Aging

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/27/2018
9:00 am - 1:45 pm

Location
First Christian Church Tyler

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Graceful Improvisation: Faith Resources and Perspectives for Experiences of Aging
Saturday, October 27, 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
First Christian Church, Tyler
Nancy Ramsay, Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care, Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, TX

We Christians affirm that ours is a good and finite life. We’ll engage that paradox together. We will explore how our faith and scriptures offer us important insights about aging well that can help us improvise more gracefully responses to experiences of aging in a good and finite life. These presentations and conversations will help us consider ways experiences of aging unfold all along our lifespan rather than in several decades. We’ll consider how experiences of aging across our lifespan shape our own sense of self, our experience in families and friendship circles, and the experience and ministry of congregations. We’ll also look at the ways our faith may help us resist the ways ageism insinuates our lives in church and culture.

Nancy Ramsay, PhD  is Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care at Brite Divinity School. Dr. Ramsay is also a Presbyterian clergywoman. She came to Brite in June of 2005 to serve as Executive Vice President and Dean following 22 years of service on the faculty at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary as the Harrison Ray Anderson Professor of Pastoral Theology. In May of 2012 she stepped away from serving as Dean to resume full-time teaching in both the MDiv and PhD programs in Pastoral Theology. She holds a PhD from Vanderbilt University, a DMin from Union Theological Presbyterian Seminary in Virginia, and a BA from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.

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