Spring Friend in Residence with Howard Macy

Friend in Residence with Howard Macy

March 26-30, 2012

Earlham School of Religion will welcome Howard Macy the week of March 26, 2012 as Friend in Residence.

Macy is a Friends educator, minister and author from Northwest Yearly Meeting, and recently retired as Professor Emeritus at George Fox University.

During his time at ESR, he will participate in Common Meal and worship, and will also present a workshop and visit with ESR faculty, students and community members.

For Common Meal on Tuesday March 27th, Macy will present ESR Opens the Way: Wider Community, Higher Hopes. "Though I came to ESR with high hopes and clear goals," Howard stated, "I delighted in discovering here an enduring community that raised my sights and shaped my path." His presentation is open to the public and will begin at noon. For those who wish to join us for lunch, the meal will begin at 11:20 and the cost is $7 per person to be paid at the door. Reservations are appreciated and can be sent to Mandy Ford at fordma@earlham.edu.

On Thursday, March 29th, Howard will give the message at ESR worship at 11:20 am in the Quigg worship room. His theme, The SmartAsh Dilemma, will examine the question "How do we live gladly in the tension between grandeur and frailty, between the image of God and dust and ashes?"

And Friday afternoon, March 30th, he will offer a workshop entitled “Living a Life of Blessing” which will help participants not only reflect on having received blessing but also on how to share blessing. "What habits of attitude and attention, of courtesy and open-handedness, of presence and hiddenness help us collaborate in pouring God’s love into the world?” The workshop will be from 12:45-4:00 pm with an optional lunch at noon, and is open to the public. There is no fee, but RSVP's are requested for a count. Please RSVP to Mandy Ford at fordma@earlham.edu or 765-973-2158.

For more information on Howard Macy's visit and ESR's Friend in Residence program, you can contact Mandy Ford, Director of External Relations at (765) 973-2158 or at fordma@earlham.edu.


Howard Macy Bio:

Howard Macy is a Friends educator, minister, and author from Northwest Yearly Meeting. He has recently retired as Professor Emeritus at George Fox University and has taught previously at Friends University and Earlham College. Howard has served as a released minister in Northwest, Indiana, and New England Yearly Meetings and has traveled widely among Friends as an itinerant minister. His books include Rhythms of the Inner Life, Laughing Pilgrims, and Stepping in the Light, and he has published regularly in Quaker Life, Quaker Religious Thought, and other periodicals. Among Howard’s special interests in teaching and writing are the Old Testament (especially the Psalms and the Prophets), spiritual formation, and humor in the Bible and Christian living. Privileged to live in Oregon, Howard particularly enjoys traveling in the wonders of nature, photography, and playing and singing in music ensembles.

Event Date: 
03/26/2012 (All day) - 03/30/2012 (All day)