News

Liturgical writings course collaborates to develop published worship resource

by Hilary Floyd, Office of Community and Lifelong Learning, and C. Mark Batten, Office of Communications During the spring semester of 2016, . Jill Y. Crainshaw, Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology, offered a course titled, “Liturgical Writing as Spiritual, Theological, and Prophetic Act.” In the course students explored prayer styles, theologies, and shared narratives […]

Read more July 19, 2016

Choosing Community Over Chaos

Media Contact: C. Mark Batten, Office of Communications and Creative Strategies, battencm@nullwfu.edu Choosing Community Over Chaos: A Reflection by John Dempsey Parker, Adjunct Faculty and Board of Visitor Member We are all struggling, stumbling to find our feet, and trying to find words, knowing they may only provide partial comfort and healing, as we strive […]

Read more July 8, 2016

Faith in Literature Festival to be held in October at UNC Asheville

Media Contacts: C. Mark Batten, School of Divinity Communications, battencm@nullwfu.edu Amy Jessee, UNC Asheville Communication & Marketing, ajessee@nullunca.edu Faith in Literature – Contemporary Writers of the Spirit Convene at UNC Asheville, Oct. 21-22, with Public Radio’s On Being with Krista Tippett On Oct. 21-22, 2016, UNC Asheville and the Wake Forest University School of Divinity […]

Read more July 5, 2016

Women’s ordination stories and hope for the church

by Andrea Simmonds (MDiv ’18) and C. Mark Batten, Office of Communications Last year Jill Y. Crainshaw, Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology, published They Spin with Their Hands: Women’s Ordination Rites: Renewing God’s Story with God’s People (Order of St. Luke Press, 2015). The book chronicles the ordination stories of several women and the […]

Read more June 20, 2016

Sin and grace, learning and breakthrough: a story of recovery for us all

by C. Mark Batten, Office of Communications Sin and grace, learning and breakthrough: a story of recovery for us all Board member’s memoir powerfully illustrates transformation “…what hounds and thrills me is [the] inescapable suspicion that I suffer a Calling from God. [It’s] a light from behind, warming my backside, narrowly lighting the way ahead, casting […]

Read more June 16, 2016

A report on the “Bread in the Wilderness” food and faith conference

by C. Mark Batten, Office of Communications Each year, Wake Forest University School of Divinity’s Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative hosts a food and faith intensive in western North Carolina. Here, amidst holy ground, faith leaders gather for 5-days to participate in God’s active renewal of the face of the earth and explore the […]

Read more June 15, 2016

See more from:   News