Dordt First Monday Speaker Series: Tish Harrison Warren

ACNA priest and writer of “Liturgy of the Ordinary” to speak at Dordt on February 5

Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College’s First Monday Speaker Series will welcome Tish Harrison Warren to its Sioux Center, Iowa campus on February 5, 2018. She will speak at 11:00 am in the B.J. Haan Auditorium at Dordt College on Monday, February 5, with a presentation titled “How We Spend Our Lives: Christian Formation in the Everyday.” Warren will also give an evening presentation at 7:30 pm in SB 1606, titled, “Daughters Who Prophesy: Women, Discipleship, and the Church.”

Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America, and she serves as co-associate rector at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, PA. She writes regularly for The Well, InterVarsity's online magazine for women in the academy and professions, Her.meneutics, and Christianity Today. Her work has also appeared in Christ and Pop CultureArt House America, and Anglicanpastor.com.

Her first book is Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life. The website describes the book this way: “In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something―making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys―that the author does every day… Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship. Come and discover the holiness of your every day.” 

James K.A. Smith wrote, “This marvelous little book is that certain slant of light that illuminates the everyday as an arena of sanctification, where the Spirit makes us holy in ways we might miss. You don't need more to do in a day, Warren shows. Instead, reframe the everyday as an extension of worship, and folding the laundry, washing dishes, and even commuting become habitations of the Spirit.”

The First Mondays Speaker Series brings scholars, writers, and cultural leaders to Dordt College to pursue the common good in society and the church. It is designed to enrich the academic experience and promote Dordt's mission: equipping students, alumni, and the broader community to effect Christ-centered renewal in everyday life.

The presentations are free and open to the public.