Thurber Lectures

Thurber Lectures is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Meal at 19h00; Presentation 19h45-21h15.


Video recordings of selected past Thurber Lectures available here.


Virtual Thurber Conversation - Nov 2020, Dr. Greg Garrett

Race, Film, and Hope: Living into Reconciliation by Dr. Greg Garrett
Tuesday 10 November at 19h30 via Zoom

GGarrett.jpgPhoto: ©Rick Patrick All are welcome at the November (Virtual) Thurber Conversation with Dr. Greg Garrett.

Register here.

Dr. Garrett's most recent book is A Long, Long Way: Hollywood's Unfinished Journey from Racism to Reconciliation (Oxford). In this powerful new book, after more than a century of cinema, he argues, movies have altered our cultural perspectives in the same way that religious narratives have. And in fact, religious traditions offer powerful correctives to our cultural narratives. A Long, Long Way incorporates both cinematic and religious truth-telling to the subject of race and reconciliation. In acknowledging the racist history of America's national art form, Garrett offers the possibility of hope for the future. His conversation with us will help us confront the ways film has often negatively portrayed minority groups thus reinforcing a racist narrative in our society and offer ways to lean into the healing and reconciliation God longs for us to know as a church.