Join us at the Penguin on Saturday, April 18 at 4:00pm for an author talk and book signing with Susan Flanders, author of Going to Church: It's Not What You Think.
In an honest and often blunt assessment of the Church she loves and longs to move forward into the 21st century, Susan Flanders looks at Christianity and her Church through the background of her own life. In her own journey as priest, wife, and mother she reflects on the great challenges that the Church has faced and continues to face and she also poses some of the changes it must make if it is to be a relevant force in today's world.
Susan Flanders grew up in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and was educated at Wellesley College, George Washington University, and Virginia Theological Seminary where she earned an MDiv degree in 1985. An ordained Episcopal priest, she served as Associate Rector at St. Mark's Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and as Rector of St. John's Norwood Parish in Chevy Chase, MD, along with several interim positions. Now retired, she serves on the board of ProgressiveChristianity.org where she contributes new liturgies and articles.
Susan moved to Sewickley with her family in 1956. She attended Sewickley Presbyterian Church, Junior Valley Quaker High, Sewickley Academy and then the Ellis School in Pittsburgh before going to college. Her four younger siblings all grew up in Sewickley, and her mother, Betty Mann still lives here and is active in the Presbyterian Church and various bridge groups.