Welcome for Easter

On Easter Sunday, we welcome Rev. Tim Vivian, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at CSU Bakersfield. Tim hold both a Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara (an interdisciplinary degree in History, Classics, and Religious Studies) and an M.Div. from Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP). From 2008, Tim served as Vicar of Grace Episcopal Church in Bakersfield, which (after the return of the property) became St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. As a scholar, Tim’s field of research is early Christianity, especially early Christian monasticism from the 4th-6th centuries. He’s published numerous books and articles on the subject and now writes for a broader audience to show how valuable monastic spirituality can be for our own lives; many of his articles are online, and the books are on Amazon.

Tim is partially retired, so in addition to teaching two courses a term, he reads, writes, gardens, and naps.

We are delighted to have him with us on Sunday.