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Mini Course #2 – Glimpses of Goodness: Fostering a Perspective of Love hosted by Rev. Jenny Martin Caughman

June 26, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm EDT
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Join Rev. Jenny Martin Caughman for a mini course hosted with Zoom Meeting using the password that you were given when you registered for Convention. 

Course Description: 

In the profound book Made for Goodness, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter put forth that as we were made in the image and likeness of God, we, each and every one of us, were made for goodness, and that goodness is a central part of our essence. While leading a book study I was struck by the impact of such a foundational premise and how it fostered deep, meaningful, honest, and transformative discussion. This mini-course will explore some of the tenets of this book from a Swedenborgian perspective with the goal of learning what we can do to cultivate intentionally a perspective of love and kindness.

In our hour together we will explore three topics: The call to goodness and Swedenborg’s assertion that the goal of Divine Providence is a heaven from the human race; how truth and understanding can help us recognize that which in ourselves and the world works to separate us from God; and what we can do to enhance our response to God’s call and thus grow into our home in heaven. We will also discuss the role of creativity and the arts as a means of expressing both goodness and truth thus helping us on this path toward angelhood.

Jenny is a Convention minister currently serving a United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge, TN. She is chair of the CSS Board, serves on General Council and has a keen interest in Spiritual Formation.

Date: June 26, 2021
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm