Saturday, February 2, 2019, 9am – 3pm in Collegeville, MN,
Followed by a Deacon Call Conversation hosted by the Commission for the Diaconate — more details to come about this portion of the day.
Susanne Watson Epting. Unexpected Consequences: The Diaconate Renewed. New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2015. (available new and used on-line) Please read the whole short book before the workshop. Every ordained leader in the church needs to know this book, and you may have already worked with it. If you cannot read the whole thing before we meet, please examine the chapter titles in the Table of Contents and read the Preface and Chapters 1, 8 and 9.
Jeannine Olson, Deacons and Deaconesses through the Centuries, Preface, Introduction, and Chapter 1, available for free here as a pdf :Olson 1992 pp3-49 landscape
Bradley Peterson, PhD, is a historian of Christianity who teaches history of Christianity for the Episcopal School for Deacons and for the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, both in Berkeley, California. He specializes in the 16th Century Reformation. His additional interests include monastic life, ordained ministry, liturgy and, more recently, Christianity’s theological and practical responses to the economic and social changes of the 19th Century.