Calvary is pleased to once again be able to offer Waffle Shop After Dark for those who may not be able to make it during lunch or who want to bring their families for an evening meal and hear a speaker. Waffle Shop After Dark will take place every Wednesday during Lent with the Waffle Shop open from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. and the speaker beginning at 6:30 in the Great Hall.
Waffle Shop’s a la carte prices will be the same on Wednesday evenings as they are during lunch, with a limited menu available on Wednesday evenings. See below for each evening's menu.
March 8: The Rev. Ollie Rencher
St. Peter's Episcopal in Charlotte, N.C.
With passions including community building, racial reconciliation, outreach, and social justice, Ollie Rencher is an engaging and dynamic preacher. Born and raised in Mississippi, the Rev. Rencher served churches in Oxford, Miss. and Memphis, Tenn., before moving to Charlotte, N.C. On a recent blog post he wrote, “Our Parish Vision is to become a community of bold followers of Jesus, a crowd that effects good change for the world, a place known for radical love and welcome, and a beacon of hope in Center City Charlotte.”
Waffle Shop Menu: Fish Pudding w/ Potatoes, Slaw & Cornbread • Spaghetti & Rye Bread • Waffle & Syrup • Waffle & Sausages • Chicken Salad • Side Salad w/ Ranch Dressing • Lemon Chess Pie • Vanilla Ice Cream
March 15: Dr. Barbara Lundblad
Union Theological Seminary in New York, N.Y.
Barbara Lundblad's brilliant and compassionate preaching has placed her in constant demand as a conference leader, a guest preacher, and a teacher of preaching across the country. Barbara says, “Preaching – both the deep engagement with biblical texts and the connection with the congregation – has always brought me joy.” She is the author of two books: Transforming the Stone: Preaching through Resistance to Change and Marking Time: Preaching Biblical Stories in Present Tense.
Waffle Shop Menu: Seafood Gumbo • Spaghetti & Rye Bread • Waffle & Syrup • Waffle & Sausage • Tomato Aspic w/ Chicken Salad • Side Salad w/ Ranch Dressing • Fudge Pie • Vanilla Ice Cream
March 22: Professor Omid Safi
Director of Duke Islamic Studies in Durham, N.C.
"A full understanding of Islam is incomplete without noting the importance of poetry, art, literature, and architecture," says Omid Safi, director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, one of the leading institutions for research on Islam and publicly accessible scholarship. Prof. Safi specializes in contemporary Islamic thought and Islamic spirituality. He is the editor of the volume Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism. In this ground-breaking collection of essays, he inaugurated a new understanding of Islam which is rooted in social justice, gender equality, and religious/ethnic pluralism.
Waffle Shop Menu: Fish Pudding w/ Potatoes, Slaw & Cornbread • Spaghetti & Rye Bread • Waffle & Syrup • Waffle & Sausages • Tomato Aspic w/ Cottage Cheese • Side Salad w/ Ranch Dressing • Lemon Chess Pie • Vanilla Ice Cream
March 29: The Rev. Becca Stevens
Thistle Farms & Community of Magdalene in Nashville, Tenn.
Becca Stevens is many things…an Episcopal priest, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, and founder and President of Thistle Farms, the largest social enterprise in the US run by survivors of human trafficking and the commercial sex trade. She has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, and CNN. When the Rev. Stevens speaks, listeners are struck by her earnest, empathetic delivery infused with her personality and sense of humor. Her honest message offers people a way to move from fear and cynicism into inspired action.
Waffle Shop Menu: Seafood Gumbo • Spaghetti & Rye Bread • Waffle & Syrup • Waffle & Sausages • Shrimp Mousse • Side Salad w/ Ranch Dressing • Boston Cream Pie • Vanilla Ice Cream
April 5: Nadia Bolz-Weber
House of All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colo.
Nadia Bolz-Weber is the author of two New York Times bestselling memoirs: Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint and Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People. She is an ordained Lutheran pastor (ELCA) and still works as the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colo. According to the late Phyllis Tickle, Nadia “has probably done more than any other pastor in recent times to poke therapeutic fun at the misdemeanors and flaws of overly-churched Christianity and Christians. The passion behind her words, however, is as deeply pastoral as it is God-drenched and liberating…”
Waffle Shop Menu: Fish Pudding w/ Potatoes, Slaw & Cornbread • Spaghetti & Rye Bread • Waffle & Syrup • Waffle & Sausages • Pears & Cottage Cheese • Side Salad w/ Ranch Dressing • Boston Cream Pie • Vanilla Ice Cream