A Conversation with Rev. Adriene Thorne

“Love and understanding never condemn but always seek to help and encourage.”

– Meher Baba

“It is a lie – any talk of God that does not comfort you.”

– Meister Eckhart

“God is a lavish lover.”

– Rev. Adriene Thorne

The journey of faith and justice is a long road, but at its heart is a loving God who carries us. As Rev. Adriene Thorne writes, “God is a lavish lover. All that God offers humanity is done with tantalizing sweetness and tenderness that seeks above all else to woo a fallen creation back to God’s self.”

Join us as we explore God’s lavish love in conversation with Rev. Adriene Thorne as part of our October curriculum.

1-2 pm ET (online) or 12-3 pm ET (in-person) | Saturday, October 7
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Rev. Adriene Thorne is senior minister at the Riverside Church in the City of New York. She has also served at the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn and Middle Collegiate Church in a variety of ministerial roles. With neighborhood partners, she co-founded the award-winning Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge in 2021. Adriene completed post-graduate studies in pastoral care and counseling at the Blanton-Peale Institute and is a certified life coach and disaster chaplain. She received her Master of Divinity degree from the Pacific School of Religion. 


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