March First Friday Forum

Date: March 01, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Location: Anderson Center, Klas Commons
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DEANNA THOMPSON
Talking about the Tough Times: Right Words, Wrong Words, Words of Hope
Noon, March 1, 2013
Anderson Center, Klas Commons

Registration and additional information available at: www.hamline.edu/firstfridayforum.

How are you? How many times do we answer this question with words that mask how we are really doing? How many times do we search for words to describe how we are doing only to come up short?
Especially when faced with life’s big challenges (depression, grief, illness, broken relationships), finding the right words to talk with family, friends, religious leaders—even God—is often hard to do.

Thompson has taught religion at Hamline since 1996, offering courses on ancient Christianity to contemporary African American religious thought. She received a master's degree in arts and religion from Yale University and a PhD in theology from Vanderbilt University. Her most recent book, Hoping for More: Having Cancer, Talking Faith, and Accepting Grace, was featured in the fall edition of the Hamline Magazine. She also currently blogs about cancer, faith, and grace, at www.hopingformore.com.