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August 20, 2018

Extraordinary Time
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Laura Dunham s a retired Presbyterian minister (now Catholic) and Benedictine oblate. She teaches, leads retreats, and writes about Christian spirituality and founded the ecumenical Friends of Christ School for Christian Spirituality. Her latest book is called Extraordinay Time: Spiritual Reflections from a Season with Cancer, Death, and Transition
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NDE Radio: Laura Dunham
In Extraordinary Time, Laura Dunham invokes a scriptural question: What sort of person ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and goodness? Dunham's writing reveals her to be a person of uncommon humility and spiritual maturity.
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Laura Dunham
Laura Dunham is a retired Presbyterian minister, now Catholic, and a Benedictine oblate. She holds a BA in social sciences and an MA and PhD in English. Following careers in higher education and financial planning, she felt Godís call to ministry and attended Columbia Theological Seminary. She received an MDiv and later a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Columbia.

Before retiring, Laura served as a pastor of churches and a governing body and held leadership positions on nonprofit boards of directors. Her 2002 book, Graceful Living: Your Faith, Values, and Money in Changing Times, was commissioned by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. In 2012 Laura published Path of the Purified Heart: The Spiritual Journey as Transformation (Cascade Books).

Since her retirement, Laura has engaged in teaching, leading retreats, and writing about Christian spirituality and spiritual formation. In 2012 she led the formation of Friends of Christ School for Christian Spirituality in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She continues to serve as a consultant and advisor to the School. She is also a Studium Scholar and oblate affiliated with St. Benedictís Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota.

She invites inquiries about her work and visits to her website,