VMC Enrichment Event - Tongue Tied: Learning the Lost Art of Talking About Faith

September 24, 2021 // 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Enrichment Event

Virginia Mennonite Conference is hosting an enrichment event in September for credentialed leaders facilitated by Conference Moderator Elect Sara Wenger Shenk and featuring content from her new book Tongue-Tied: Learning the Lost Art of Talking About Faith.

Friday, September 24
9 am to 3 pm

Harrisonburg Mennonite Church
sponsored by Leadership Enrichment Committee

Are you tongue-tied about faith? Many Christians easily and eagerly talk about movies, sports, politics, jobs, and emotions. So why are we tongue-tied when it comes to talking about our faith–even with each other? Even with our kids? What renders us incapable, embarrassed, or hesitant to talk about God?

In Tongue-tied, theologian and former seminary president Sara Wenger Shenk investigates the reasons that people who claim the name of Christ are so reluctant to talk about him. Recovering an authentic vocabulary of faith – and learning to speak in trustworthy, captivating ways – is an urgent task for followers of Jesus today. In an era of dying churches, polarizing cultural arguments, and environmental and humanitarian crises, many people are longing for deep conversations about things that matter. We are longing for genuine spiritual connection with a just and loving God. By reflecting theologically on biblical wisdom and our shared humanness, Wenger Shenk calls readers to recover the winsome language of Christian faith. (From book description provided by publisher Herald Press.)

Event location: Harrisonburg Mennonite Church
Event address: 1552 South High St., Harrisonburg VA 22801 [Google maps]