Author to highlight health event


Noted author the Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor will give the keynote address at the fifth-annual Faith & Health: Making the Connection clergy conference Nov. 2.  

The free, day-long conference, which is sponsored by Methodist Healthcare, Memphis Theological Seminary and the Church Health Center, will focus on the physical, emotional and spiritual health of clergy and their congregations. 

Taylor will also speak at 7 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Memphis at a Faith & Health: Making the Connection worship service that is free and open to the public.  

In 1995, Baylor University listed Taylor as one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English language. She is a columnist for The Christian Century and is the author of 11 books including When God is Silent and Home By Another Way. 

An Episcopal priest since 1984, Taylor now teaches religion at Piedmont College in rural northeast Georgia, where she holds the Harry R. Butman Chair in Religion and Philosophy. She also serves as adjunct professor of Christian spirituality at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. 

For more information about Faith & Health: Making the Connection clergy conference and evening service, call 901-272-7170.