Church Meets World
Number of pages: 112
• Next generation of classic Episcopal Teaching Series
• Accessible for newcomers and adults; content for church leaders and seminarians
• Interactive, accompanied by online materials
• Topics and approach relevent to today's issues
The New Church's Teaching series has been one of the most recognizable and useful sets of books in the Episcopal Church. With the launch of the Church's Teachings for a Changing World series, visionary Episcopal thinkers and leaders have teamed up to revitalize the series with fresh voices and style, making it grounded and thoughtful enough for seminarians and leaders, yet concise and clear enough for newcomers.
A leading thinker and vibrant presence at the intersection of church and world, Winnie Varghese explores the "what", "how", and "why" of Episcopal engagement with contemporary social issues. Like the master of the household in Jesus' parable (Matthew 13:52) who "brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old," Varghese leads readers to discover theological resources from generations past and how they help to guide our action around thorny issues like racial justice, gender and sexuality, economic disparity, definitions of "family," the environment, and much more.
Audience: Church leaders, lay and ordained, seminary students and faculty, newcomers and adult formation groups
Winnie Varghese serves as Priest and Director of Community Outreach at historic Trinity Episcopal Church-Wall Street in New York. She is a popular blogger on Huffington Post and gained respect for her work as rector of St. Mark's in the Bowery, a diverse, progressive church in New York. She is the chair of the board of The Episcopal Service Corps and leads social action efforts at the national and local levels. She has also served on The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church and as voting secretary of General Convention.