The Mystery and Miracle of Birth
Sunday & Monday, September 29-30, 2019
Featuring: Dr. James Howell
Pastor and Author
Free and Open to the Public
Dr. James Howell has been Senior Pastor of Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2003. A native of Columbia, SC, he studied chemistry and physics at the University of South Carolina before going to Divinity School at Duke, where he also earned a Ph.D. in Old Testament. He has published 17 books, including Yours are the Hands of Christ, Worshipful, and Weak Enough to Lead. He is involved in leadership within the denomination and city-wide endeavors in Charlotte. Biking, hiking and reading fill his spare time. He and his wife Lisa, a photographer and community activist, have three grown children.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
7:00 PM— Being Born: Jesus and the Rest of Us
in Trinity’s Sanctuary
Monday, September 30, 2019
12:00 PM—Can a Person Really Be Born Again?
in Trinity Hall
7:00 PM—Giving Birth: Mary and the Rest of Us
in Trinity’s Sanctuary
Sunday Night: Being Born: & Jesus and the Rest of Us
Monday Night: Giving Birth: Mary and the Rest of Us
Dillard Forum Recap
The Dillard Forum challenged us intellectually again this year and gave us a new theological perspective on birth with Dr. Howell’s presentations.
What is the Dillard Forum
The Dillard Forum is a ministry of Trinity United Methodist Church designed to examine how faith communities speak to the 21st century. An annual event featuring a theologian or biblical scholar, the Forum was established in 2003 to honor F. Douglas Dillard, Jr. who, with his wife Marion, served Trinity for eight years (1981-1989) as senior minister and later three and a half years as minister of congregational care. An eloquent teacher and scholar, Dr. Dillard died in 2005.
Previous Forum speakers have included the Drs. M. Douglas Meeks, Amy Jill Levine, Leander E. Keck, Stanley Hauerwas, James “Mickey” Efird, Roberta C. Bondi, Brian K. Blount, Denise Dombkowski Hopkins, L Gregory Jones, William H. Willimon, Kristin Swenson, Charles Marsh, R. Kendall Soulen, Peter W. Ochs, G. Sujin Pak, and Tom Berlin.
The Dillard Forum Endowment Fund provides the funding for this ministry. Gifts may be made payable to the Trinity Foundation/Dillard Forum.