GATHER WITH CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS AND TMC FACULTY, STUDENTS, AND ALUMNI
Practice & Presence helps health care practitioners imagine and engage their vocations with clarity, faith, and joy
Friday, September 23rd – Saturday, September 24th, 2022
From Machines to Creatures:
Healing Our Vision of Health
Modern medicine is characterized by treating the body as machine. This approach has generated remarkable technological capacities to fix broken bodies, but in doing so, Wendell Berry argues, it has advanced a false vision of creaturely health and come often to obstruct the healing that humans need. What is a truer vision of creaturely health? What is the healing that humans need, and how can Christian health care practitioners cooperate in that healing? Over two nights and days, participants will consider these questions in light of Christian tradition and the practices of Christian communities, while joining in prayer, worship, and friendship with others called to participate in Christ’s healing ministry.
Call for Seminar Proposals
Interested in leading a seminar during this year’s Practice & Presence Gathering?
Submit your ideas for a seminar by Monday, July 18th, 2022.
Early Registration: For those who register by Friday, September 2, 2022
Trainee or Clergy: $200
Regular Registration: For those who register between September 3-18, 2022
Trainee or Clergy: $225
Registration closes Sunday, September 18, 2022
2016 – Practice & Presence: A Gathering for Christians in Health Care
2017 – Practice & Presence: A Gathering for Christians in Health Care
2018 – “I Was Sick and You Visited Me”: Learning Presence with Those Who Suffer
2019 – Faithful Health Care in an Anxious Age
2020 & 2021
Our 2020 and 2021 gatherings were cancelled due to COVID-19 travel and gathering restrictions.