Theologian in Residence
The annual weekend visit by a theologian stimulates and challenges thinking about issues of faith as they are informed by the Bible, religious traditions, and contemporary theological discussion.
The Ames United Church of Christ-Congregational is pleased to announce that its Theologian in Residence for 2014 is PHYLLIS TICKLE. Save February 22 and 23, 2014 for her visit to Ames. Phyllis is the founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly, the international journal of the book industry. Tickle is an authority on religion in America. She has authored over two dozen books on religion and spirituality, including the best seller, The Great Emergence. Before becoming a full-time writer, publisher, and speaker she was a college teacher and academic dean at the Memphis College of Art.
Tickle has received the Mays Award, one of the book industry's most prestigious awards, in recognition of her work in gaining mainstream media coverage of religion. In 2004 the Berkeley School of Divinity at Yale University awarded her the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. A lay minister and lector in the Episcopal Church, she is the mother of seven children, and, with her physician-husband, makes her home on a small farm in Lucy, TN.
Schedule of Theologians in Residence