A Message from the Rector on Kevin Dodge

Kevin DodgeOn Sunday, November 19, Kevin Dodge concluded the last lecture of his class on the Book of Acts with the announcement that he has received a terminal cancer diagnosis. We have good hope that his treatments will dramatically slow the course of his disease, and pray that he will be back in the classroom before long.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank him for his friendship and tremendous ministry.

Kevin, with the support of his wife, Lorelee, has had a significant impact on adult education at Incarnation. As an unofficial (and unpaid) employee of the church, he has written and published four substantial books to support our teaching program: a Commentary on Augustine’s Confessions; another on Dante’s Divine Comedy; a Lenten Devotional; and this year a 420-page interactive guide to the Acts of the Apostles, Mission Improbable. His companion lecture series on those subjects, and his other lectures (for example his series last year on the sweep of the entire Bible, The Greatest Story Ever Told) have been the best attended at Incarnation in memory. Plainly he is a superlative teacher and has had a big impact on our church, putting into practice Anselm’s motto fides quaerens intellectum: faith seeking understanding.

I ask your prayers for Kevin and Lorelee (who is herself recovering from a serious illness). I believe in miracles, so aim high!

Kevin is going to start an online journal about dying well which you can find here: https://www.caringbridge.org/public/kevdodge

Listen to a recording of the inspiring conclusion of Sunday’s lecture:

[download audio clip (MP3, 7mb)]

In the reasonable, religious, and holy hope of the resurrection to eternal life,

Tony

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