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Tupelo, MS
September 28th & 29th, 2018
Jesus Seminar on the Road
The Gospel Of Thomas 
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Birmingham, AL
October 6, 2018
Quaker Minister Phillip Gulley
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Tupelo Lecture Weekend
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September 28th & 29th, 2018

Location: TBA

SPAFER Presents a Jesus Seminar on the Road

The Fifth Gospel

In 1945 a new gospel was discovered that would alter the way scholars look at gospels, the origins of Christianity, even Jesus himself. The new gospel was identified as the previously known but never found Gospel of Thomas. This Seminar introduces the Gospel of Thomas, examines its vision of Jesus, and asks how Thomas challenges our understanding of the historical Jesus and the story of Christian beginnings.

Suggested Reading: The Gospel of Thomas and Jesus
Stephen J. Patterson (Polebridge, 1992)  Author & Speaker


2018 Birmingham Fall Lecture: Philip Gulley
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Professor Mark Muesse

Saturday, October 6, 2018


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Philip Gulley

Philip Gulley is a Quaker pastor, writer, and speaker from Danville, Indiana.  Gulley has written 21 books, including the Harmony series recounting life in the eccentric Quaker community of Harmony, Indiana and the best-selling Porch Talk essay series.  Gulley’s memoir, I Love You, Miss Huddleston: And Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood, was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.  In addition, Gulley, with co-author James Mulholland, shared their progressive spirituality in the books If Grace Is True and If God Is Love, followed by Gulley’s books If the Church Were Christian and The Evolution of Faith.

In his most recently published work of non-fiction,  Living the Quaker Way: Timeless Wisdom For a Better Life Today, Gulley offers the opportunity to participate in a world where the values of the Quaker way bring equity, peace, healing, and hope.  Living the Quaker Way invites readers to encounter the defining commitments of the Religious Society of Friends–simplicity, peace, integrity, community and equality, and shows how those ideals can be incorporated in personal and public life to bring renewal and eliminate the clutter that is keeping us from deeper spirituality.

Gulley’s latest fictional series continues the exploits of Sam Gardner, first introduced in the Harmony series.  The new Hope series includes A Place Called Hope, A Lesson in Hope, and A Gathering in Hope, his most recent fictional release.

Gulley is currently working on his 22nd book entitled Unlearning God, in which he describes the process of spiritual growth, especially the re-interpretation of the earliest principles we learned about God.

You can also read Gulley’s essays in every issue of Indianapolis Monthly and The Saturday Evening Post.

For reviews and testimonials, please read Church Testimonials and What Others are Saying about Philip.

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