Author, columnist and commentator, Frederica Mathewes-Green, will speak in the Wenatchee Valley on Saturday, November 3. Frederica is a Board Member of “Christianity Today,” a consultant for “Veggie Tales,” a columnist for major newspapers, and has appeared on all major news channels.
Mathewes-Green will speak at the Wenatchee Convention Center located at 121 N. Wenatchee Avenue in the “Golden Delicious” Room downstairs. (Use the entrance off the parking lot on Columbia Ave.) Topics and schedule are as follows:10:00am: “Where Is Christianity Today?” 11:30am: Break for Lunch (no lunch provided) 1:00pm: “The Jesus Prayer: The ancient art of continual prayer” 2:30pm: Reception & Refreshments with Frederica Mathewes-Green at Three Hierarchs Church, 112 N. Wenatchee. – There is NO cost for this event. A free-will offering will be taken. – Both talks will be recorded (audio) and provided at a later date to those who sign up at the event. Some of her many books will be available to purchase for a discount at the Convention Center.
Frederica’s Full Bio:
Frederica Mathewes-Green is a wide-ranging author, whose work has appeared in such diverse publications as the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Smithsonian, the Los Angeles Times, First Things, Books & Culture, Sojourners, Touchstone, and the Wall Street Journal. She has been a regular commentator for National Public Radio (NPR), on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, a commentator on the Hallmark TV network, a columnist for the Religion News Service, Beliefnet.com, and Christianity Today, wrote regular book reviews for the Los Angeles Times, and was a consultant for Veggie Tales. She writes movie reviews for National Review Online and Christianity Today Movies, and her podcast “Frederica Here and Now” is carried on Ancient Faith Radio.
She has published 9 books, including The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God (Paraclete, 2009), Facing East: A Pilgrim’s Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy (HarperCollins, 1997) and The Illumined Heart: The Ancient Christian Path of Transformation (Paraclete, 2001). Her essays were selected for Best Christian Writing in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006, and Best Spiritual Writing in 1998 and 2007. She has published over 700 articles.
She has also appeared as a speaker over 500 times, at places like Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Wellesley, Cornell, Calvin, Baylor, and Westmont; at the Smithsonian Institute, the Aspen Institute, Washington National Cathedral, the Los Angeles Times Book Festival, the American Academy of Religion, the Veritas Forum, the Family Research Council, and the National Right to Life Committee.
She has been interviewed almost 700 times, on venues including PrimeTime Live, the Diane Rehm Show, the 700 Club, NPR, PBS, CNN, NBC, Fox News, and by Time, Newsweek, the New Republic, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Times.
She lives with her husband, the Rev. Gregory Mathewes-Green, in Baltimore, MD, where he is pastor and she is “Khouria” (“Mother”) of the parish they founded, Holy Cross Orthodox Church. Their three children are grown and married, and they have eleven grandchildren. Since 1997, Frederica has been recording books for the blind with the Radio Reading Network of Maryland.