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Professor Marilyn McEntyre, PhD


About Marilyn:

In addition to nearly thirty years of teaching courses in American literature and culture, Marilyn teaches adult classes in churches, leads retreats, and occasionally steps in for vacationing pastors. She has taught courses for Princeton and Fuller Seminaries. Her primary areas of interest are stewardship of language, poetry and prayer, how to deepen devotional reading, and Christian reponses to contemporary public issues. She has taught and written on cultural dimensions of medicine and caregiving. She writes regularly for Weavings: A Journal of Christian Spirituality. Her books include three collections of poems that offer reflections on the paintings of Vermeer (In Quiet Light), Rembrandt (Drawn to the Light), and Van Gogh (The Color of Light). Among the classes she offers are sessions in which participants are invited to view slides of the paintings and reflect together on how they invite us to see in new ways.



Presentation Topics:

• Rising in Song:  Poetry and Prayer

• Caring for the Word:  Stewardship of Language in a Culture of Lies

• Talking the Talk:  Language and Christian Culture

• Called to the Wild:  Reasons to Reclaim Relationship to the Natural World

• Taking and Eating:  Reflections on Food and Faithful Living

• Faith in Fiction

• Meditations on Medicine:  Some Christian Perspectives on Healthcare

• Vision and Vocation:  Learning to See, Consenting to See

• Seventy Times Seven:  Reflections on Forgiveness

• Learning New Steps:  Practicing Trust in Times of Transition

• Classics for Christians:  talks on The Scarlet Letter and/or Moby-Dick

• What Do we Need to Know? -- Living Faithfully in the Information Age


Available Days and Times:

• Sundays

• Friday and Saturday Retreats

• Occasionally available for evening events