Christ in the Windows

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    Join Incarnation and special guests, the Rev. Dr. George Westhaver, Principal of Pusey House Oxford, and Dr. James Lee, Perkins, SMU in Dallas for Christ in the Windows, a conference on the Bible passages depicted in the Ascension Chapel Window. 

    The program is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m., May 11, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 12 at Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave in Dallas. The cost is $55 per person and includes a wine & cheese reception, dinner and lunch. 


    Before his ascension back to his Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, “beginning with Moses and all the prophets, interpreted all the scriptures concerning himself” while walking with his disciples on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:27). As we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus Christ, join us as we learn more about Christ’s work for us from the Ascension Chapel stained glass windows. Not only are the Ascension Chapel windows an artistic marvel, but its biblical narratives have tremendous Christological meaning and substance. Each of the Old Testament Bible stories foreshadows Christ’s life from crucifixion to ascension. At this Bible Institute, we will not only learn more about Christ’s life, but also how to read the Old Testament stories in the Bible that prophesy and foreshadow Christ’s life.

    The Rev. Dr. George Westhaver (Principal, Oxford): George Westhaver is the Principal of Pusey House (Oxford), which was established at the end of the 19th century. He conducted his doctoral research at the University of Durham on typological and prophetic interpretations of the Old Testament. His research interests include the allegorical interpretation of the Bible, and the artistic expression of Christian doctrine. Fr. Westhaver was the primary conceptualizer of the Ascension Chapel windows.

    Dr. James Lee (Professor of Church History at Perkins, SMU): After receiving his PhD from Notre Dame (2012), Dr. Lee now teaches Church History at Perkins. His research interests include seeing how ancient theologians interpreted the Old Testament to see Christ in it. His teaching specialties also include church fathers like Augustine, Origen, and the Cappadocian Fathers, and their theologies and Bible exegeses. He is the recipient of the Kaneb Center Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Notre Dame, among other awards and grants.

    The Rev. Dr. Jeremy W. Bergstrom (Canon for Vocations, The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas): After studies in the Eastern Church Fathers at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Jeremy Bergstrom completed his doctoral research at the University of Durham in 2012, where he wrote on St. Augustine’s doctrine of Christian marriage. His research interests range broadly across the faith and life of the ancient Church, and his current research interest is early Christian cosmology. Fr. Bergstrom is also Priest-in-Charge at St. Christopher’s, Dallas.

    Friday, May 11

    6 – 6:45 p.m., Choral Evensong open to Public Homilist: Canon Bergstrom

    6:45 – 7 p.m., Registration and Wine & Cheese Reception

    7 – 7:30 p.m., Dinner

    7:30 – 9 p.m., Keynote I: Crucifixion Fr. Westhaver

    Saturday, May 12

    9 – 9:30 a.m., Registration

    9:30 – 11 a.m., Choral Eucharist Open to Public Preacher: Canon Bergstrom

    11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Keynote II: Burial Dr. Lee

    12:30 – 1 p.m., Lunch

    1 – 2:30 p.m., Keynote III: Resurrection Fr. Westhaver

    2:30 – 2:45 p.m., Closing Prayers & Dismissal