The weekend of February 10-11, Scott will lead the Vestry Retreat for St. John’s. While he is here, Scott will preach at all three services on February 11 as well as lead a forum at 9 AM in the Parish Hall.

The Rev. Scott Gunn is executive director of Forward Movement, a discipleship ministry of the Episcopal Church. He travels widely as preacher, speaker, and retreat leader. On Sundays he is not traveling, he serves as priest associate at Christ Church in Glendale, OH. Author of several books, his most recent book is Easter Triumph, Easter Joy: Meditations for the Fifty Days of Eastertide. Prior to serving at Forward Movement, Scott was a parish priest in the Diocese of Rhode Island. Before that, he had a career in information technology. Scott was educated at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, Brown University, and Luther College. He lives in Cincinnati with his spouse, the Rev. Sherilyn Pearce.

Joy in Reading the Old Testament?! – Sunday, February 11 at 9 AM in the Parish Hall

In some circles, reading the Old Testament gets a bad reputation. It’s violent! It’s boring! Is that reputation deserved? In today’s forum, Scott Gunn will lead us in conversation about why reading the Old Testament is good for us. Learning the stories of the Old Testament unfolds God’s great love for us. And as Christians, we need to know the Old Testament in order to know Jesus. Finally, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the God of Jesus is the God of St. John’s Church. Same God, same story, same love. So let’s dive in!