• 2020 Mahle

    Spring 2020 Mahle Lecture: Imago Dei in an Age of Selfies, Separations, and Schisms

    The Spring 2020 Mahle Lecture will be held February 25th at 7 p.m. in Sundin Hall. This year's speaker is Bishop Karen P. Oliveto from United Methodist Church Mountain Sky Area. Bishop Oliveto is the first openly LGBTQ+ Bishop in the UMC, and she will engage with campus community and congregations about the challenges and opportunities of the United Methodist Church's current struggle to be "together at the table" and yet open to new paths. The tentative schedule for her visit is:

    February 23

    - 10 a.m. Service at Hamline Church

    - 3–5 p.m. Conversations with Minnesota Methodists at the United Methodist Church of Anoka, 850 South St, Anoka, MN 55303

    February 25

    - 4 p.m. Conversation with Two Bishops, Kay Fredericks Ballroom

    - 5:30–6:45 p.m. Reception, Kay Fredericks Ballroom

    - 7 p.m. Keynote Lecture, Sundin Hall 

    FEBRUARY 26

    - 10:30 a.m. District Ash Wednesday Service, Hamline Church

    - 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday, Hamline Church

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    2020 Mahle Artwork

    The artwork for our 2020 Mahle Lecture in Progressive Christian Thought is this multimedia piece titled "Hagar." It is by local artist, Katie Matson-Daley.

    In Katie's words: "When Hagar has her encounter with God in the wilderness, pregnant and afraid, she becomes the first person in scripture to name God. El roi can either be understood as "the God whom I've seen," or "the God who sees me." I created this mixed media portrait (acrylic paint, balsa wood, yarn, photo printed fabric and photos) to celebrate the God who sees us in our pain and the God who sees us in our joy, as well as the God whom we can only relate to as we understand and experience them."