- November 2, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
*Correction: the date for this workshop is November 2, not October 30 (as was printed in the newsletter).
This workshop can be attended live in-person or online. A recording will also be available to registrants to view at their convenience.
All in-person attendees will be asked to wear masks. The presenter will wear a mask when not presenting. PRC will continue to adapt to changing local conditions and an update/reminder will be sent to all attendees the week before the workshop.
Conrad Kanagy is launching his new book, A Church Dismantled—A Kingdom Restored that draws upon nearly three decades of teaching sociology, 35 years of sociological research, 15 years of church consulting, 20 years of ministry, and his diagnosis 3 years ago of Parkinson’s Disease.
Rarely is the world so drastically disrupted as it has been this past year, and rarely is there such an opportunity for renovation. Conrad Kanagy sees this massive reworking of our world as a reflection of the Grand Excavation Project of Isaiah 40 – lowering mountains, raising valleys, and making crooked paths straight. The past year has revealed that much of what we thought was meaningful and important wasn’t, and showed us what we truly valued.
Conrad Kanagy’s personal journey mirrors that of the current church. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in middle-age. This massive disruption in his life, identity, and plans brought grief and losses, but also some gifts. He will reflect on his journey with Parkinson’s and the parallels to this moment in history for the church, world, and individual self-formation. Amidst the disruption, God is a God of restoration.
Conrad Kanagy is a Professor of Sociology at Elizabethtown College and has served in ministry for 20 years. Four years ago, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. This diagnosis was a major impetus for change in his life, calling, and ministry. In May, 2020 he created a podcast entitled “A Church Dismantled–A Kingdom Restored,” which draws on his personal life, ministry, research, teaching experience and more. Conrad is further developing the current podcast as well as creating a new one entitled “Aging at Mid-Life: Meaning, faith, and renewal.”
Venue: Parish Resource Center