Lunch & Lecture Series Fall 2018
Nurturing Joy in an Uncertain Age
The mission of the Yale Youth Ministry Institute at Yale Divinity School is to promote adolescent faith and flourishing in a diverse and changing world by conducting scholarship, equipping leaders, and resourcing collaborative communities in and beyond Christian churches.
The Yale Youth Ministry Institute is pleased to announce the schedule of free lectures with leading practical theologians and youth ministers presenting on belonging, gratitude, community, wisdom, praise, imagination and creativity, grace and agency.
Upcoming Events › Nurturing Joy in an Uncertain Age: Fall 2018
"Compassion-Based Approaches for Facilitating Difficult Conversations about Race and Racial Identity" In this lecture, Dr. Frank Rogers, Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter and Dr. Seth Schoen describe the good life as both grounded empowerment in one’s racial identity, and relationships across racial identities of mutual respect, understanding, and commitment to a world where flourishing is not denied anyone by virtue of race. This lecture will introduce practices that are designed to facilitate compassion-based approaches to difficult conversations around race.Find out more »
"Eight bowls, Four weeks, One RADICAL World" In this lecture, Drs. Hooker and Corrie argue that peace, reconciliation, and, by extension, joy and the good life are communal achievements and not individual pursuits or possessions.Find out more »
“Forgiveness and Joy” Professor Miroslav Volf and Mr. Paul Gorrrell deliver a lecture entitled, "Forgiveness and Joy." If you have seriously wronged someone, it is a joyous thing to be told: “It’s OK. I don’t count it against you!” But is there joy in offering apology and in restoring a measure of what your wrongdoing has taken away? And if you yourself have been wronged, is there joy in forgiving? Is not revenge – “sweet revenge” – more joyful than…Find out more »