13 October 2015 // Theology on Tap Returns // Br. Jim Woodrum, SSJE, “How Did I Wind Up Here? Scriptural Maps for Discerning Vocation”

Boston Theology on Tap is excited to kick off our new season on Tuesday 13 October with a visit from Br. Jim Woodrum, SSJE.

Prayerstochooseavocation“How Did I Wind Up Here: Scriptural Maps for Discerning Vocation”

For some, it seems the sense of a calling, or vocation, is clear and the road to realization well marked and straight forward. But for most of us responding to God’s call requires imagination, a sense of adventure, and a posture of resilience in the face of adversity.

Throughout scripture we encounter ordinary people who in spite of the odds willingly set out through uncharted territory animated by the Divine voice resonating in their hearts.  How did they wrestle with uncertainty?  What was their motivation during seasons of dryness? When the romance faded, how did they navigate the rugged terrain of vocational testing with limited resources, meager rations, and no small amount of fear?

Once cruising comfortably on a road toward a career in music, Br. Jim Woodrum SSJE now finds himself not on a stage or music classroom, but rather singing in a choir of monks, testing the rhythm of a monastic vocation over a thousand miles from where he started.

In this season opener of Theology on Tap, Br. Jim shares his experience of vocational discernment, questions and fears that many of us have in common, and figures from scriptures that can help guide us toward the abundant life to which God is calling us.

_CGA9174Brother Jim Woodrum, SSJE, is a member of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, a religious order for men in the Episcopal Church. He is a gifted musician, teacher, retreat leader, and an experienced spiritual director. Currently he serves as the Director of Music and assists in guiding men who are considering the monastic life as a vocation. He resides at the SSJE Monastery in Cambridge.

Join us (and bring a friend!) @ the Rattlesnake on Boylston to give Br. Jim a huge Theology on Tap welcome on May 4 @ 7p!

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~ Sammy

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