Ancient Prayers for Novel Times

Ancient Prayers for Novel Times

hosted by the Women's Council of Waco
Wednesday, March 31 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CST

Join us as we embark on a journey through prayer as Dr. Rebecca Poe Hays uses the book of Psalms as a resource for trauma healing and resilience building in our world today. We will discuss how we are living in challenging times and issues related to health, weather, politics, economics, race, gender, and more have left us reeling and exhausted.

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About our Guest Speaker

Dr. Rebecca Poe HaysDr. Rebecca Poe Hays (Ph.D. '18)

Dr. Rebecca Poe Hays is Assistant Professor of Christian Scriptures. Before joining the faculty at Truett, she worked with Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning on a grant from the Lilly Endowment’s Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose Initiative that focused on the exploration of vocation in churches.

Dr. Poe Hays believes that ministry must be grounded in faithful and responsible readings of Scripture, and she loves teaching the “Older” Testament in order to draw out its ongoing relevance for the church. She is particularly interested in how stories emerge from the Psalms and shape our engagement with these song-prayers, and in how these literary features might help individuals and faith communities cope with trauma and develop resilience. She presents regularly at the national meetings of the Society for Biblical Literature and is co-chair of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible unit of the regional SBL. An ordained deacon, she has served in churches and Christian non-profits in Tennessee, Alabama, and Texas.

Dr. Poe Hays and her husband Joshua, who serves as Associate Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Waco, have a daughter named Mary Brandon and a distinguished mutt named Cooper.


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