The Billie Georgia Conference presents:
The Role of Stories in the Life of the Christian – Christian Imagination, Metaphor, Stories, Poetry, Biblical Narratives, Christian Narrative
- October 18 and 19, 2019
- Friday 7:00 pm-9:30 pm and Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm
- For men and women of all ages
- Sponsored by: George and Tamara Kelly and Providence Church in Southfield, MI
- Hosted by: Oakland Hills Community Church in Farmington Hills, MI
Stories help understand who and where we are in God’s Story.
Often imagination is associated with creativity or fantasy. However, imagination need not only mean inventing things; it is also perspective—a way of seeing and putting things in context as well as recognizing who and where we are in God’s Story. Stories are necessary in shaping both of these aspects of imagination.
Dr. Susan M. Felch, Professor of English at Calvin College, and author / co-author of the following books:
- Teaching and Christian Imagination – by David I. Smith and Susan M. Felch
- The Emmaus Readers: Listening for God in Contemporary Fiction – by Susan Felch and Gary Schmidt
During our time together Professor Susan Felch will walk us through the Genesis creation narrative, the nature and role of imagination, and the biblical master narrative of eating and its food metaphor. With Pastor Jeff Wilson we will look at how to approach reading the Bible and the biblical narratives. Mark Green will help us better understand what poetry is and why reading it is so necessary in forming our imagination through an interactive discussion. We often hear that ‘stories matter’, but why do stories matter? Tamara Kelly will discuss why stories matter and the importance of “reading with spiritual eyes”.
- Mark A. Green is an ordained minister as well as a published poet and writer and currently runs
the non-profit media company, White Horse Inn and Core Christianity, based in San Diego.
- Jeffrey B. Wilson – Pastor of Providence Church and teacher at Bloomfield Christian School.
- Tamara L. Kelly, LPC – A marriage and family counselor.
Conference Location:Oakland Hills Community Church
37150 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
- New! Easy registration on the Billie Georgia Conference website.
- Registration fee: Adults -$40 / Students – $20
- Registration fee includes Friday evening refreshments as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday
- Registration is requested by October 11— Late registration is accepted, but not guaranteed
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Rochester Hills, MI 48309
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