Praying Through Literature - Peter Pan: Remaining Childlike in a Grown-up, Childish World


Adulting is hard--for most of us, at least, especially in a world that wrongfully equates our worth with our productivity.  Thankfully, Jesus tells us that "unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3).  But how do we remain childlike without becoming childish?  Or worse yet--a grown-up?  Scripturally based with connections to the Theology of the Body, encounter Jesus by praying through J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan with childlike wonder and experience how, as Barrie says, "to have faith is to have wings".  Participants are not required to read Peter Pan prior to the session.
DATE: June 26, 2019
TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: St. Wenceslaus Parish - Upper Meeting Room
AUDIENCE: Adult learners (grown-up or not)
DETAILS: This session is the first in a series of seasonal Praying Through Literature seminars presented by Christie Ruschenberg
QUESTIONS: Contact Christine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.g or call 402-991-3425. Registration is not required, but preferred as space will be limited.
Christie Rushenberg is a language arts educator who helps people encounter Jesus through personal connections to stories.  After a decade of leading both teens and adults through literary works, Christie believes, not unlike Bishop Robert Barron, that because God is the Divine Author, stories are gateways into Sacred Scripture--to encounter story is to encounter God.  A certified International Baccalaureate instructional leader, Christie has previously led the Saint Wenceslaus Summer Catholic Writer Series over G. K. Chesterton (2015), J. R. R. Tolkien (2016), and Graham Greene (2017).  In addition to being a Saint Wenceslaus alumna (class of 1999), Christie holds a BA in English and an MS in Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  She is currently pursuing an MA in Theology through Holy Apostles University.