Christian women write, and they write about religion. This might seem unexceptional, yet the fact that women have written over the course of
the history of Christianity is surprising given the restrictions on women’s education and religious authority that emerge as early as the 1st century and continue to play a role in Christianity today. As if to harness the possibilities engendered by women’s writing, modern scholarship repeatedly describes women’s theological production as differing in significant ways from men’s. Why? What’s at stake in insisting on these differences? And how do texts by medieval women, particularly those of the thirteenth century Dutch-speaking beguine, Hadewijch, both exemplify and resist such categorizations?
Date: Thursday, November 8 Time: 4:15-5:15 Place: Downey 113
Karry Matlack ’16brings information about one of Wesleyan’s newest clubs:
That’s WACT! What’s WACT? We are. We are a group of liberal Christian (Protestant, Catholic, etc.) Wes kids who are trying to make liberal Christianity more accessible on campus by starting a new club. We meet once a week and get free drinks a Pi café.
Our goal is to create a space to exchange ideas and chat about life and God. Some of the initial topics we plan to discuss are misconceptions people have about what it means to be Christian at Wesleyan, what it means to have faith and spirituality in life, and the connections between Christian thought and social justice. Because we are a new club, we are open to any suggestions or ideas. This is really about making it what you want it to be.
So come by Pi café Thursday night at 7:30 if you want to discuss. Or if you just want to hang with some cool people and sip
free chai. Wesleyan Association of Christian Thinkers – WACT. WACT – Where the liberal Christians are at.
Date: Thursday, October 4 Time: 7:30 Place: Pi Café Cost: None. Free chai, y’all!
Come explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, no pressure setting through the Campus Alpha which 7- week course led by students that includes a dinner, a half hour video clip and then a discussion. Runs every Friday from 02/11/2011 till 04/22/2011, 6.30pm – 9.00pm at Lighthouse. Please email angu(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more details or to sign up.
Date: Feb. 11
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Lighthouse, 230 Washington St.
Freshmen who may be interested in the Christian faith and/or living in a Christian community, come to Lighthouse (230 Washington)this Friday for a free dinner. This is a great opportunity to meet Lighthouse residents see the house, eat delicious food, and hang out!
Email jwong02@wes if intereste.
Date: Friday, Oct. 2 Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Place: Lighthouse, at 230 Washington
Not only is this article hilarious, but it makes you rethink your stereotypes a little bit. It also fits in with this lecture, though I’m not sure how Reverend Young would feel about homosexual sex and other not-so-Christian things.
The best part? If you’re single, well, have some chocolate cake. Also “How to move from whining about the economy to whoopee!”