The King Speaker Series was established in 2013 and has hosted such speakers as Max Lucado, Rachel Held Evans, Sarah Thebarge, Jennifer Rothschild and many more. It is an opportunity for people in Fort Smith to thoughtfully engage with some of the premier Christian writers and thinkers of the day.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 9:00 am-12 pm
“Creating A Spiritual Legacy: Sharing Your Stories, Values, And Wisdom”
A spiritual legacy is an offering of wisdom and blessing from one life to another. It is the most important thing we have to give to anyone we care about. The most natural and powerful vehicle for conveying this legacy is stories, especially stories from our own lives. We have been the beneficiaries of the spiritual legacy of others, and we are responsible to be givers of such a legacy to others.
This half-day workshop gets you started on putting your spiritual legacy on paper as a blessing to those you care about (some of whom you will never meet). With talks and exercises and sharing of stories, participants will better understand what is important to each of them and what stories best capture what they have learned from their own lives. No writing skilled required—everyone, without exception, has the ability to tell his or her own stories.
Session I: “Spiritual Legacy and the Spiritual Will
Session II : “Story Legacies: Identifying the Events, Characters, and Values That Have Shaped You”
SUNDAY, MARCH 8
In a world where little seems certain, how does a person with a questioning mind find the confidence to believe in God? What about all the objections to faith—modern, post-modern and otherwise? How about my own objections? Answer: you are called to live a story, not solve a puzzle or win an argument.
10:00-10:45 am: “The Skeptical Believer in the Story of Faith”
4:00-5:00 pm: Story-Shaped Faith: What Kind of Story Is It?
Daniel Taylor (Ph.D., Emory University) is the author of thirteen books, including The Myth of Certainty, Letters to My Children, Tell Me A Story: The Life-Shaping Power of Our Stories, Creating a Spiritual Legacy, The Skeptical Believer: Telling Stories to Your Inner Atheist and three novels, Death Comes for the Decontructionist, Do We Not Bleed? and Woe to the Scribes and Pharisees. He has also worked on a number of Bible translations. He speaks frequently at conferences, colleges, retreats, and churches on a variety of topics. Dr. Taylor is also co-founder of The Legacy Center, an organization devoted to helping individuals and organizations identify and preserve the values and stories that have shaped their lives. He was a contributing editor for Books and Culture. Dr. Taylor is married and the father of four adult children.