J. Barry Moss Distinguished Speaker Series
Recently the Kinkaid community was invited to spend an eventing with the 5th Annual J. Barry Moss Distinguished Speaker J. Pittman McGehee. In case you missed the event or would like to re-watch his lecture on Living the Balanced Life, please click here.
J. Pittman McGehee, D.D.
J. Pittman McGehee received his Master of Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1969. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. Formerly the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston, he is currently a Diplomate Jungian analyst and the Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychology and Spirituality. Additionally, he is serving as the Carolyn Fay adjunct lecturer in Analytical Psychology at the University of Houston, an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Texas, an Adjunct Instructor at Saybrook University, and a Faculty Member of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. Pittman is widely known as a lecturer and educator in the field of psychology and religion, as well as a published author, poet and essayist. Dr. McGehee is also a parent to Kinkaid Alumni, Pittman '89 and Jarrett '94.
He is the author of:
-The Invisible Church: Finding Spirituality Where You Are
-Raising Lazarus: The Science of Healing the Soul
-Words Made Flesh: Selected Sermons by The Very Reverend J. Pittman McGehee, D.D.
-The Paradox of Love
Living the Balanced Life:
Integrating the Four Cornerstones of Being Human
Humans are biological, psychological, social and spiritual beings. This lecture will address the nature of these four essential aspects of the human experience, as well as how each must be integrated in order to achieve wholeness.
To listen to the lecture, click here: J. PIttman McGehee Lecture
J. Barry Moss
The series is named after Mr. Moss, a beloved former teacher, debate coach, Upper School principal and Dean of Faculty, who was a prominent part of life at Kinkaid for over 40 years until his death in 2005. The focus of the series is Civil Discourse in a Democracy, a topic that includes a number of the skills and values so important to Mr. Moss as a teacher: clear and convincing written expression, public speaking and debate, the development of analytical skills, service to others, and the commitment to excellence. The Series will feature a broad range of speakers, including scholars, journalists, business leaders, and those in public service.
Former Moss Speakers
2010 Clark Kent Ervin, '77, Director of The Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program
2008 Dick Brass, inventor and technology futurist
2007 Edward Hirsch, author of The New York Times best seller How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry
2006 David Finegold, Ph.D., ‘81, Dean of Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations
Many thanks to the J. Barry Moss Distinguished Speaker Series Committee Members
|Katie Mattingly Brass ’90||John Germann||Marc Shapiro ’65|
|Mark Breeding ’74||Frances Hopper Jeter ’74||Malcolm Waddell ’70|
|David Brill ’78||Don North||Milton West ’71|
|Booth Dyess ‘64||Carroll Robertson Ray NG ’70|