Register now for the first workshop of Living Well, Leading Well, a three-part monthly series of virtual workshops promoting wholeness, wellbeing, and renewal in our personal and professional lives.
Rev. Dr. Anna Madsen serves as a freelance theologian in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Through OMG: Center for Theological Conversation (www.omgcenter.com) she writes articles, books, and blogs; consults congregations and individuals; and presents on matters related to the intersection of theology, faith, and life. She also hosts The Spent Dandelion Theological Retreat Center (www.spentdandelion.com), where rostered leaders and laity can stay in the studio apartment overlooking the forest to retreat, reflect, and renew by way of conversation with Anna, making use of her library, or simply taking in all the beauty that is Minnesota’s North Shore. In 2004, an accident killed her husband and gave her son, Karl, a traumatic brain injury. That unwelcome event entered Anna, Karl, and her daughter Else into many new worlds, not least of all the new world of life with a loved one with disabilities.
Based on Anna’s personal experience of grief and her son’s traumatic brain injury, this workshop will wrestle with questions surrounding disability, suffering, and God’s intentions, interventions, and the possibility of redemption of and hope despite pain and loss. Psalm 139’s claim of being “fearfully and wonderfully made” might initially sound comforting, but in light both of disability and suffering, it raises questions about whether we are fearfully and wonderfully made…for this? Join Anna in this first workshop to hear her theological and personal responses to these questions and more. Cost is $20.
The zoom meeting link will be sent in the confirmation email you receive after registering.