Luke’s gospel tells more stories about women than the other gospels, but women’s place in Luke and Acts warrants a suspicious feminist eye. What place do women have in the early Christian communities? What about the women who labor with Paul as coworkers, deacons, and apostles in his missionary world? How do these sacred canonical texts contribute to claiming equal place for women in our churches today? Joan Mitchell, CSJ, facilitated this series.
To create the Nine Gates scrolls, Bob Schmitt chose spiritual gates or thresholds that resonated most with his own experience: longing, abandonment, rage, emptiness, compassion, unbridled joy, oneness and delusion. In this blend of ancient materials and forms, Bob transforms the aesthetic of the traditional Chinese scrolls into digital internal landscapes.