Word & Note 2019


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Sarah Morice Brubaker &
Deborah Niederer Saxon 

"Women and the Birth of Christianity"

Weekend Schedule

For centuries the Christian church insisted that its leaders be male, and much of Christian history is dominated by stories of men’s achievements. Yet, recent scholarship has uncovered long lost scriptures and art that reveal new insights. This seminar examines the leading roles women have played. Their voices were often suppressed but never totally silenced.


Sarah Morice Brubaker is Assistant Professor of Theology at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and author of The Place of the Spirit (2013). Her shorter writing has appeared in The Christian Century, Religion Dispatches, Geez Magazine, This Land  Press, and Salon.

She currently serves as program chair of the Liberal Theologies Consultation of the American Academy of Religion.


Deborah Niederer Saxon is the author of The Care of the Self in Early Christian Literature 
(Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 2017). Her research re-conceptualizes early Christian history not as a matter of heresies or “gnosticism” splitting off from some supposed orthodoxy but rather by Highlighting differing perspectives and practices regarding the care of the self.


Musical Guests Saturday Evening Recital

Richard TirkSuzanne TirkKaren Bauman Schlabaugh


Drs. Richard and Suzanne Tirk and Dr. Karen Bauman Schlabaugh will perform in recital on Saturday evening

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 Word and Note 2012

Barbara Brown Taylor 2011

Gully and Mulholland 2009

Borg and Crossan 2010

Friday, April 5
7:30 - 9:00 PM  
"Recovering the Historic Voices of Women" 
Brubaker and Saxon 
speaking in the Sanctuary, 

Reception in the Fellowship Hall ($20.00)


Saturday, April 6
9:30 -10:30 
"Women in Early Chirst Communities"   
Deborah Saxon

"Women and Political Christianity" Sarah Brubaker (Morning Workshops $30) 

12:00 -1:30 PM 
Lunch in Fellowship Hall or on your own. (Reserve a box lunch when purchasing tickets, $7.00)

1:30 - 2:30 PM  
"Women Breaking the Mold" 
Brubaker and Saxon

3:00-4:00 "Questions, Answers, and Conversation with Sarah and Deborah" (Afternoon Workshops $30)

7:00 PM 
Recital in the Sanctuary followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall.($20.00)  


Sunday, April 7
10:30 AM 
Worship in the Sanctuary. 
Sarah Morice Brubaker preaching. 


Tickets at the church
on sale March 24

Fri. 7:00 PM 
Lecture & Reception

Sat. 9:30 & 11:00 AM  Workshops


Sat. 1:30 & 3:00  Workships


All Sessions


Pre-Reg before Mar.  22


Additional Family Member or Student


Sat. 7:00 PM
Concert & Reception


All Lectures & Concert
(A $100.00 Value)

Sat. Box Lunch $7.00

Tickets may also be purchased at our church office or by calling: 316-684-0221

Credit Cards Accepted



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