“Dessert First: Sharing Stories, Struggles, and Experiencing God in Grief” with with the Rev J. Dana Trent
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 7:00pm
As we continue to move into what experts are calling a “pandemic of grief,” how will we cope with long-term actualized and anticipatory loss? How do we sweeten up tough conversations? How, where, and when do we remain open to noticing God’s presence? In our May Aperture series, the Rev. J. Dana Trent will equip us with practical tools to help us better care for ourselves and those whom we serve.
J. Dana Trent is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and professor of World Religions and Critical Thinking at Wake Tech Community College. An ordained Baptist minister and former hospital chaplain, her work has appeared on Time.com, and in Religion News Service, Sojourners, Religion Dispatches, and The Christian Century. Publishers Weekly calls her fourth book, Dessert First: Preparing for Death While Savoring Life “poignant,” “hilarious,” “practical.” She is also the award-winning author of One Breath At a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation, For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community and Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk. Dana practices stress relief by teaching fitness training classes for the YMCA.
Aperture: Third Wednesdays is a gathering of folks seeking light on God’s truth through the stories, struggles, and experiences of God’s people. Aperture brings speakers and seekers, authors and professors, formers and reformers to help us focus more on God’s truth all around us. Watch past Apertures on our YouTube channel.