Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” –Matthew 11:28-30
Giving Reason for Our Hope: What’s Your God-Given Passion?
Passion Talks are the brainchild of Stanford Christian graduate students asked themselves the question, “What is it that we as Christians who are experts in our respective fields, bring to the church and to the world?” Frustrated with church events that demanded they leave their intellectual lives at home, and professional and academic conferences that demanded they leave their faith at home, they came up with the idea of a conference where they could bring their Christian faith into the academic picture. Passion Talks are short “TED talk” style talks delivered by Christian graduate students, faculty members and professionals about an aspect of their work, expressly from a Christian perspective.
The first Passion Talks conference was held at Stanford in August 2013. Topics over the years have included natural theology, developmental psychology, practices in teaching, technology and society, health, environmental science and biological determinism. Podcasts of the 2015 program are at http://pt15.passiontalks.org/
Our Speaker–Wendy Quay Huneycutt
Wendy serves on staff with the Stanford InterVarsity Graduate & Faculty Ministries. She comes from an international background having been born in Malaysia and grown up in Australia. After practicing law in Melbourne for ten years, she moved to Oxford in the UK where she studied apologetics and theology. She is married to Jared whom she met in the grad fellowship at Oxford and they now live in Palo Alto, California. In her spare time she rides horses, cooks delicious meals with Jared, and watches Star Trek episodes on Netflix.
Date: 11 a.m. Saturday January 13 – 2 p.m. Sunday January 14, 2018
Place: Toah Nipi Retreat Center, New Hampshire
$120 – adults,
$220-couples (put spouse in coupon code, need to register as singles),
$60 – kids
Come away for refreshment, fellowship and conversation with faculty from around Boston and New England. Enjoy the crisp winter of New Hampshire. Make new friends. Relax. Take time to rest in God’s love and connect your life to Him and to His work on campus and in the world!
Spouses are welcome to join in or have a time of personal retreat. Scholarships available–contact Kathy at email@example.com
The Boston Grad Fall Retreat is sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministry. To learn more about InterVarsity’s Boston Graduate School Christian Fellowships please check out our local ministry website.