2014 CLC Fundraiser

8th Annual Fundraising Dinner featuring Phyllis Tickle

March 20, 2014 at 6pm in the Centenary College Fitness Center

Phyllis Tickle is coming to Shreveport through the Christian Leadership Center. A faith-based program committed to creating educational opportunities at the intersection of faith and intellect, the CLC offers mission trips and academic programs for undergraduate students, graduate students, and the larger community. The CLC is dedicated to theological study, innovative leadership training, interreligious and interdenominational dialogue, issues of peace and justice, spiritual formation, and Christian discipleship.

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About Phyllis Tickle

Phyllis Tickle is the founding editor of the Religion Department of Publisher's Weekly, the international journal of the book industry. In addition to lectures and numerous essays, articles, and interviews, Tickle is the author of over two dozen books in religion and spirituality, most recently Emergence Christianity- What It is, Where It is Going, and Why it Matters; The Great Emergence, How Christianity is Changing and Why; and The Words of Jesus, A Gospel of the Sayings of Our Lord.

Tickle began her career as a college teacher and, for almost six years, served as academic dean to the Memphis College of Art before entering full time into writing and publishing. In September 1996 she received the Mays Award, one of the book industry’s most prestigious awards for lifetime achievement in writing and publishing, and specifically in recognition of her work in gaining mainstream media coverage of religion publishing. In 2007 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Christy Awards “In gratitude for a lifetime as an advocate for fiction written to the glory of God.” In 2004, she received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the Berkeley School of Divinity at Yale University. In 2009 she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from North Park University.

Tickle serves now, as she has in the past, on a number of advisory and corporate boards. A lay eucharistic minister and lector in the Episcopal Church, she is the mother of seven children and, with her physician-husband, makes her home on a small farm in Lucy, Tennessee.