Grove City College welcomes author and Christian thought leader Tish Harrison Warren to campus for a guest lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 in Arnold Recital Hall of the Pew Fine Arts Center.
Warren, an Anglican priest who serves as co-associate rector at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, will discuss the ideas behind her book “Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life,” which earned 2018 Book of the Year honors from Christianity Today. Warren plans to share how simple daily practices form habits that ultimately shape our hearts in unexpected ways.
“Over the past several semesters, an ad hoc group of faculty and student life staff has collaborated on a number of events designed to help our campus community consider the formative value of spiritual practices and their connection to virtue. We are thankful and excited to continue this discussion with author Tish Harrison Warren,” H. Collin Messer, professor and chair of the Department of English, said.
“Many of our students, faculty and staff have been deeply encouraged by her wise book,” Messer said. “Early in ‘Liturgy,’ Tish writes that ‘The new life into which we are baptized is lived out in days, hours, and minutes. God is forming us into a new people. And the place of that formation is in the small moments of today.’ Over meals with staff and faculty, a meet-and-greet with students and her evening lecture, we look forward to learning from Tish.”
Warren was previously involved in campus ministry with InterVarsity at Vanderbilt University and the University of Texas at Austin. She writes regularly for The Well, CT Women and Christianity Today. Her work has also appeared in Comment Magazine, The Point, Christ and Pop Culture, Art House America, and elsewhere. She and her husband, also an Anglican priest, live in Pittsburgh with their two daughters.
The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Vision & Values Ethics and Character Formation Working Group and the Office of Student Life & Learning, which brings guests to campus who can speak on issues related to personal, spiritual and intellectual formation. It is part of the College’s commitment to providing robust, co-curricular activities.
It is free and open to the public.