Layne and Abigail wonder why hospitality within the church is often gendered and reduced to hosting parties and special events. With the help of fellow Lee alumni Dr. Beth Ritter-Conn, whose research focuses on the theological dimensions of food, hospitality, and immigration, they invite us to consider the radical, disruptive practice that is not only welcoming the other, but being welcomed by the other. They look at the Genesis 18 text where Abraham welcomes three strangers (who are they?!) and ask how it challenges us to reconsider they ways we practice this mandate. Join them and encounter God in the sick and hAlarious!
Dr. Beth Ritter-Conn is a graduate of Lee University and has a Ph.D. in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She is a professor at Belmont University in Nashville where she resides with her beloved husband Jordan Ritter-Conn.
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