We Love Beyond Belief

In 2011, our congregation was awarded a $5,000 grant to participate in the We Love Beyond Belief program. We Love Beyond Belief has helped us create even more uplifting and energizing worship services. This program was developed by Rev. Dr. Thandeka, whom some may remember from Rev. Kathryn Bert’s ordination. We were honored to host three visits from Thandeka in 2012, and she will return for more programming in 2014.

Thandeka, as scholar, theologian, ordained minister, and journalist, investigates the links between religion and emotions. She is the founder of Affect Theology, which investigates the links between religion and emotions using insights from affective neuroscience. The author of The Embodied Self: Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Solution to Kant’s Problem of the Empirical Self and Learning to be White: Money, Race and God in America and contributor to books including The Cambridge Companion to Schleiermacher and The Oxford Handbook on Feminist Theology and Globalization (forthcoming), her numerous publications include essays in American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, The International Journal of Practical Theology, Harvard Theological Review, Process Studies, and Tikkun.

The We Love Beyond Belief grant was made possible with support from the O. Darwin and Myra N. Smith Fund of the Dallas Foundation in memory of Adina L. Smith.