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G-Talk: The Gift of Loneliness

October 13, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. (Central Time) | via Zoom

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"G-Talk" is a space for soulful conversation. It's about engaging in "G-d-Talk" that is personal, practical, embodied, and open-ended. We hope through this you will get a glimpse of the myriad ways we experience the divine intersecting with our quotidian life.

In our October G-Talk, we will explore the human experience of loneliness and how we might discover the treasure that awaits those who do not run away from it but treat it as a guest bearing gifts. This G-Talk will feature Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh, professor of theology and culture and director of the PhD program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Guest: Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh

Dr. Wonhee Anne JohDr. Wonhee Anne Joh is professor of theology and culture and director of the PhD program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. An interdisciplinary theologian, Joh’s research and scholarship has focused on post/decolonialism, critical ethnic/race and Asian American studies, feminist, queer and affect theories, and constructive theology. Joh joined the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical in July 2009.

Joh is a respected scholar, teacher, and highly sought out advisor for students in Garrett-Evangelical’s doctor of philosophy program. Her work as a doctoral mentor and guide has extended beyond the seminary as well, working closely with the United Methodist Women of Color Doctoral Program; the Forum for Theological Exploration Doctoral Fellowship Program; the Pacific, Asian, and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry, a network of women focusing on doctoral students and women in ministry and theological education; and the Asian Theological Summer Institute, a one-week intensive mentoring for doctoral students of Asian descent.

Host: Dr. Rolf Nolasco

Dr. Rolf NolascoDr. Rolf Nolasco is the Rueben P. Job Professor of Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Theology at Garrett-Evangelical and director of the Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation. He is an experienced professor, trained in pastoral and counseling psychology, mindfulness and contemplative spirituality, and affective neuroscience. Nolasco is also a psychotherapist, published author, and has vast experience in cross cultural communications from living and working across the world within varying social and cultural backgrounds. He is the author of God’s Beloved Queer (Wipf and Stock, 2019), The Contemplative Counselor: A Way of Being (Fortress Press, 2011), and Compassionate Presence: A Radical Response to Human Suffering (Cascade Books, 2016). His most recent work seeks to affirm compassion as the pulsating heartbeat of Christian theology and praxis through the hermeneutical perspectives of brain science, psychology, and practical theology. 


October 13, 2021