In this post from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Theological Education we explore how the denomination’s 10 seminaries and two related institutions equip and train others. In this edition, we showcase how PC(USA) seminaries ensure the development of church leaders.
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Discover how Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries and related institutions ensure the development of church leaders. These institutions engage in their work in collaboration with congregations and middle governing bodies, as seen in this issue’s feature story about Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Share the news and forward this email.
Columbia Theological Seminary is offering a retreat titled “Know Where to Turn When the Youth Turn to You” March 4–5. The retreat focuses on nurturing youth in congregations and on the particular role of caregivers to adolescents in crisis. Information about resources and practical advice about the mechanics of youth counseling will be a major part of discussions. Learn more →
Friends of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary might enjoy the book "Child of the Church," a commemorative pictorial history of the University of Dubuque’s first 150 years. The school was founded by a Dutch immigrant tailor who also had the vision to found many German Presbyterian churches. Get details →
The 2011 Zenos Lectures at McCormick Theological Seminary will feature presentations by Dr. Frances Taylor Gench. The lectures will take place Feb. 21 and will confront biblical texts that have proved oppressive in the lives of many Christian women. The Zenos Lectures are a biannual endowed lecture series offered free and to the public. Get details →
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will offer the class “Polishing Your Old Testament Hebrew Reading” Feb. 14. Clergy will read selections from the Old Testament together and will review essential points of grammar. Modern translations will be examined in the context of why scholars have made certain choices in rendering the Old Testament into English. Find out more →
Princeton Theological Seminary will present the Women in Church and Ministry Lecture “Muslim Sisters: Through Two Decades of War, Family, Faith and Community” on Feb. 24. Dr. Ingrid Mattson, director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary, will lecture. Get details →
San Francisco Theological Seminary will present the T. V. Moore Lectures and the Faith and the Common Good Lecture April 7–8 in conjunction with the Alumni Reunion Weekend. The Moore lectures will explore new insights into the psychological and spiritual understanding of gratitude. The Common Good lecture features people of faith who serve others in their vocations. Learn more →
The Interdenominational Theological Center, which includes Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, will celebrate the inauguration of ITC’s eighth president, the Rev. Dr. Ronald Edward Peters, beginning April 7. Several forums will take place April 7–8, and the celebration will end with the inauguration ceremony on April 8 on the campus of Morehouse College. Find out moreFind out more →
Union Presbyterian Seminary has launched Union Live, a communication channel that uses webcast technology to provide interactive learning opportunities. Online audiences can participate in book lectures, guest speaker presentations and training. Union Live presentations are offered free. Learn more →
Auburn Theological Seminary has co-produced the Web site ChangeTheStory.net, a resource aimed at transforming harmful stereotypes about Muslims. The Web site offers an interactive experience where users—Muslim and non-Muslim alike—can meet their neighbors, learn about Islam and apply techniques of interfaith dialogue and action to their local communities. Explore their site →
Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico offers the course “Introduction to Contemporary Feminist Theologies” among its current classes. The course runs through May and is being taught by Dr. Enero a Mayo 2011Agustina Luvis Núñez. Students taking the course examine the context, tasks, challenges and expressions of feminist theologies. Learn more →