Corinne Stavish Workshop

The K-O Conference of the UCC, Temple B'nai Israel, Mayflower Congregational UCC, and the Oklahoma Institute for Biblical Literacy invite you to attend a weekend of listening and learning with renowned Jewish storyteller Corinne Stavish. Corinne shapes personal and public history into inspiring narratives described as powerful and poignant. She has presented workshops nationwide and was a keynote speaker at the 2005 National Storytelling Conference. On July 18-19th, Corinne will make several presentations in the Oklahoma City area - please plan to attend! Below, you can find specific information on these events:

Trips and Guilt Trips - The Jewish Journey
Saturday, July 18th, 7pm
Temple B'nai Israel, 4901 N Penn, OKC, 73112

From the time Abraham heard "Lech lecha-Get up and go!" to the destruction of the Second Temple and the Diaspora, Jews have been "on the road." Join storyteller Corinne Stavish as we look at the Jewish journey through traditional tales and humorous, heartwarming personal narratives.

Distinguished Pulpit Series Sermon
Sunday, July 19th, 10am
Mayflower Congregational UCC, 3901 NW 63rd St, OKC 73116


As part of a special sermon series at Mayflower, you can attend the 10am service to hear Corinne. In the afternoon, you can also join the workshop at Mayflower.

Speak Where the Bible Speaks; Make Up the Rest - Creating Biblical Stories
Sunday, July 19th, 1:30-4pm
Mayflower Congregational UCC, 3901 NW 63rd St, OKC 73116

In this spirited and spiritual workshop, we will take Biblical text and examine the story through the words and then through many lenses that will help us to find richer and deeper meanings. Participants will develop midrashim (the story behind the story) in groups so that we will understand the traditional text with contemporary insights. Come prepared to participate.

Recent OKIBL-Sponsored Events

Rosemary Ruether Lecture

Dr. Ruether currently is Visiting Professor of Feminist Theology at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University. Her first appointment was as professor at Howard University in Washington D.C. from 1965 to 1975. She formerly was Carpenter Professor of Feminist Theology at the Pacific School of Religion and Graduate Theological Union, and also taught at the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Ruether is the author of 36 books and over 600 articles on feminism, eco-feminism the Bible and Christianity.

Renita Weems Lecture

The Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems is a biblical scholar, an academic administrator, a writer, a blogger, an ordained minister, and a public intellectual whose scholarly insights into modern faith, biblical texts, and the role of spirituality in everyday lives make her a much sought after writer and speaker.
Upon her graduation in 1989 from Princeton Theological Seminary, Dr. Weems became the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Old Testament.
She is the author of several widely-acclaimed books on women's spirituality and wholeness, including the influential Just A Sister Away. She currently serves as Vice-President and Academic Dean at American Baptist College in Nashville.

OKIBL is hosting this event on November 12, 2014 - 6:30pm at:
Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church
801 NE 5th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104

OCU will also be hosting Dr. Weems on November 13th, with a lecture at 1:00pm in the Sanctuary and a conversation to follow in Watson Lounge at 2:30pm