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Buechner Institute Lecture by Kenda Dean

March 04, 2013

Kenda Dean will be speaking at the Bristol Public Library on March 11 at 7pm as part of the Buechner lecture series. One of the more pressing concerns of our time is the relationship between faith and culture. The Buechner Institute at King was founded in 2008 to address this vital issue while also paying tribute to the American writer and Presbyterian minister, Frederick Buechner. Kenda Creasy Dean is an ordained United Methodist pastor in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference and Professor of Youth, Church and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she works closely with the Institute for Youth Ministry. She serves as the coordinating pastor of Kingston United Methodist Church in Kingston, New Jersey. She has authored numerous books on youth and the church, including Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church (recipient of Christianity Today's 2010 Book Award and listed by Preaching Magazine as one of 2010's Best Books for Preaching) and The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry with Andrew Root (recipient of Christianity Today's 2011 "Award of Merit").