Why Courage Matters!
We invite you to bring your appetite for great food, connections, and teaching at our annual Lunch and Learn. This year Dr. Jerry Taylor will speak on the topic, “Why Courage Matters!” In a culture where the threat of loneliness frightens us into silence we will explore the meaning of courage and its necessity as a legitimate response to the fear of social rejection.
Jerry Taylor is associate professor of Bible, missions and ministry, and founding executive director of the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action.
In 1984 Dr. Taylor received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas. In 1988 he received a Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and went on to complete his Doctor of Ministry at Perkins School of Theology in 1995. Prior to moving to Abilene, Dr. Taylor and his family served in the Bankhead area of the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Taylor travels extensively, speaking on college campuses, conferences, and retreats. He is the author of Courageous Compassion. He has begun many initiatives such as the New Wineskins Retreat, the National Freedom in Christ Conference, the Young Scholars Retreat, and most recently the Racial Unity Leadership Summit (RULS) and RULS Spiritual Retreat. He is married to Patricia (Bowden) Taylor, and they have two children.
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