Wednesday • February 28, 2024 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Dying to Be Here Lenten Speaker Series

Join the Rev. Canon Dr. Victor (Lee) Austin for "Mortality and the Depths of God’s Love", the second in the Lenten series "Dying to be Here: Mortality, Stories, and the Christian Life". The evening begins with dinner at 6 pm, followed by worship at 6:30 pm and talk at 6:45 pm. The talk will be live streamed. Childcare available.

St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Blvd
Hall Life Center

Mortality and the Depths of God’s Love
The Rev. Canon Dr. Victor Lee Austin
Part of the five-week Lenten series, Dying to Be Here

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To Plumb the Depths of God’s Love, a children’s story by Susan Austin, is about trees learning to pray out of the depths of God’s love. Susan died at age 57 from brain disease. Her story is obviously not merely about trees but about how through life’s devastations we can discover God’s love unexpectedly.

Out of this story, Rev. Austin will reflect, from his life with Susan, on God’s character as one whose love includes giving and taking away. The story was published as an appendix to Austin's book, Losing Susan.

About the Speaker

The Rev. Canon Victor Lee Austin

The Rev. Canon Victor Lee Austin, Ph.D., is theologian-in-residence for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. He has served in parishes small and large, in small towns and large cities, and along the way he got a doctorate in Christian ethics. His particular passion is to see how theological truth plays out in everyday life. He was married for 34 years and has two grown children and nine grandchildren.

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