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The Spirituality of Wine

Sunday, Aug. 20 4:00




An evening exploring a theology of joy and feasting that celebrates our senses as gifts for tasting God’s goodness!

Lecture & Wine Tasting

The Spirituality of Wine

Think of the last time you savored a well-crafted bottle of wine over a meal with friends… Time slowed town and conversations seemed more engaging, just as God intended.

“Very few drinks in the world have the capacity to mirror the beauty hidden in creation as does one small glass of wine,” observes author Gisela Kreglinger. “Wine is supposed to make us joyful. It’s God’s gift for our happiness.”

Wine is meant to be enjoyed, but what if it’s intended for even more—to deepen our spiritual lives and understanding of Scripture?

Denver Institute for Faith & Work invites you to The Spirituality of Wine, an evening exploring a theology of joy and feasting that celebrates our senses as gifts for tasting God’s goodness.

Dr. Gisela Kreglinger, theologian, wine expert and author of Spirituality of Wine, will join us to examine wine’s role in the Bible, it’s significance in church history, and the central role it plays in the Lord’s Supper. The evening will begin with a presentation from Dr. Kreglinger, followed by a guided wine tasting in which she will introduce us to wine tasting as a spiritual practice.

Come prepared to enjoy a full-bodied evening!

Seating is limited!

Guests & Presenters

Dr. Gisela Kreglinger

Dr. Gisela H. Kreglinger grew up on a winery in Franconia, Germany, where her family has been crafting wine for generations. An internationally-known author and lecturer, she holds a Ph.D. in historical theology from the University of St. Andrews and taught Christian spirituality at Samford University before turning to writing and speaking full time. She is passionate about theology, spiritual formation, and furthering the role the arts play in nourishing the life of faith in contemporary culture. In addition to her book Spirituality of Wine (Eerdmans), her next publication, Fruit of the Vine and Work of Human Hands, will be available in 2017.

Joanna Meyer

Director of Public Engagement Founder of Women, Work, & Calling

Joanna serves as Denver Institute’s Director of Public Engagement, hosts the Faith & Work Podcast, and founded Women, Work, & Calling, a national initiative that disciples women for godly influence in public life. Prior to coming to the Institute, Joanna worked in global telecom, nonprofit consulting, and campus ministry with Cru. She served as associate faculty at Denver Seminary and as a sewing instructor at Fancy Tiger Crafts. A third-generation Coloradan, Joanna appreciates both the state’s innovative culture and its cowboy roots. She has an MA in Social Entrepreneurship from Bakke Graduate University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also completed a certificate of Women in Leadership through Cornell University. She is the author of Women, Work, & Calling: Step Into Your Place in God's World (IVP, Fall 2023) and is a contributor to the multi-author book, Women & Work: Bearing God’s Image and Joining in His Mission through our Work (B&H Publishing, Spring 2023).


4:00 - 4:15

Mix & Mingle

4:15 - 5:00


5:00 - 6:15

Wine Tasting

6:15 - 7:00

Q&A and Book Signing