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Service: Fatherhood, the Science of Emotional Freedom, and Faith (Special Guest: Dr. Claudia May)

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Celebrate Father's Day with Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Claudia May

Should fatherhood be free of emotions? How can fathers address a crisis and deepen their experience of faith? This sermon explores how engaging with the science and practice of emotional freedom can shape our understanding of fatherhood. In particular, this message examines how a father’s encounter with Jesus enriches his faith and challenges the beliefs of his family and community.

The research featured in Dr. May's sermon is sponsored by a grant given by Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities II, a project run by Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford, the UK subsidiary of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, with funding by Templeton Religion Trust and The Blankemeyer Foundation.


SPEAKER BIO: Claudia May, Ph.D., is a storyteller, poet, educator, spiritual director, consultant, author, and specialist in Practical Theology and African American, Caribbean, and Ethnic American literature. She is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Reconciliation Studies, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. May is a sought-after specialist in Reconciliation Studies and has more than two decades of experience teaching and learning from global practitioners of reconciliation. She is a recipient of a grant given by Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities II, a project run by Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford, the UK subsidiary of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, with funding by Templeton Religion Trust and The Blankemeyer Foundation.

Dr. May writes academic articles, devotional reflections, commentaries, poetry, short stories, and children's literature. She received a gold medal in the 2019 Illumination Book Awards’ Enduring Light Christian Children’s Book category for her children’s picture book, When I Fly with Papa. This award acknowledges “exemplary Christian-themed books published since the year 2000.” She also received a gold medal in the Midwest Book Awards’ Religion/Philosophy/Spirituality category for When I Fly with Papa.

Further details about Dr. May’s professional and creative profile can be accessed via her website: www.claudiamay.org.uk.

Earlier Event: June 9
Level Up Sunday (During Service)
Later Event: June 16
Father's Day BBQ Potluck