Perkins Presents Free "Lunch & Learn" in Houston: May 12, 2014

Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles on "Theology and Disability"

DALLAS – Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University presents a Lunch & Learn event Monday, May 12, 2014, from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm. This free event will be held in the Parlor of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road, Houston (77027).

Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, Associate Professor of New Testament, TEDxSMU, April 11, 2014, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University SMU
Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles
pictured here from
TEDxSMU presentation
at Southern Methodist University
April 11, 2014

This Lunch & Learn event features a presentation on “The Bible and Disability,” by Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, associate professor of New Testament at Perkins. “In John 5,” Dr. Clark-Soles observes, “Jesus says to a man at Bethesda: ‘See, you have been made well! Do not sin any more, so that nothing worse happens to you.’ Is there a link between sin and disability? Is there a difference between ‘healing’ and ‘cure’? Looking through the lens of a disabled/impaired person,” Clark-Soles asks, “what are the promises and pitfalls of a text like this? That is, in what ways does the text have liberative potential and in what ways does it present obstacles for those seeking abundant life (John 10:10)?” 

The Houston-Galveston Extension Program of Perkins School of Theology, located at 3501 W. Alabama, in Houston, periodically hosts Lunch & Learn events for prospective students, along with alumni, friends and any other guests who might be interested. While there is no charge to attend, reservations are requested. For more information or to make a reservation for the May 12 Lunch & Learn, contact Rev. Susan Buchanan, Director of Recruitment and Student Services, Houston-Galveston Extension Program, or 713-621-5059.

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Directions to the May 12, 2014, Lunch & Learn: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road, Houston (77027)

Perkins School of Theology, founded in 1911, is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Church Ministries, and Doctor of Ministry, as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.