Candler School of Theology announces spring event schedule

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Featured Event this Semester:

Prophetic Voices: Confronting Theological Challenges of the Next Century

Candler School of Theology • March 18-20

Candler continues the yearlong celebration of its 100th birthday with “Prophetic Voices: Confronting Theological Challenges of the Next Century,” an academic conference to be held March 18-20 at the school. “Prophetic Voices” brings together a dozen renowned theologians from Candler and beyond, discussing theological imagination and the issue of secularization, the image of God in contemporary society, creation and care of the earth, and the kingdom of God and global pluralism. Featuring Candler’s Luke Timothy Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson (Gilead, Lila), Cambridge University’s Janet Soskice, and Duke University’s Norman Wirzba, among others. The event is open to the public, but advance registration is required: http://bit.ly/CentennialConfReg.

 

All Events:

Exhibit: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: Rare Musical Materials in Pitts Theology Library

Through February 15

Pitts Theology Library Exhibit Gallery • Free

Pitts Theology Library holds the largest collection of hymns and psalms in North America outside of the Library of Congress. Curated by Associate Professor of Music History Stephen A. Crist, this exhibit provides a glimpse into the collection and an index of the diversity of music present in Christian worship during the past five centuries. Free and open to the public. Guided tours will take place on January 23, January 30, and February 13 at 2:00 p.m. Tour groups meet at the library entrance. For more information, contact the reference desk at 404-727-0645 or visit http://bit.ly/1ym8mWw. Pitts Theology Library is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

 

Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars

Nichole R. Phillips, “Redeeming Memories: From the Trauma of Collective Pasts to the Hope of Resurrection”

Jan. 29 • 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. • Online • Free; registration required

Office Hours is a free webinar series featuring Candler faculty addressing practical, relevant issues in ministry. During the one-hour program, participants view a live presentation, ask questions, and engage in dialogue with the presenting faculty member. Registration for each webinar is required; once registered, participants will receive an email with information about how to join the webinar. In January, Nichole R. Phillips, assistant professor of religion and human difference, is the guest speaker. For more information and to register, contact candleralum@emory.edu.

 

Table Talk at Candler

Feb. 3 • 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 102 • Free; registration required

On the first Tuesday of each month, prospective students are invited to join Candler Dean Jan Love, current students and admissions advisors for a casual dinner, a brief lecture by one of Candler’s distinguished faculty and an information session. In February, Arun W. Jones, Dan and Lillian Hankey Associate Professor of World Evangelism, will present on the intersections between global pentacostalism and modern Protestantism. To register, contact Brandon Maxwell at brandon.maxwell@emory.edu or 404.727.6326. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

 

Emory Sacred Harp Sing

Feb. 14 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Cannon Chapel and Pitts Theology Library • Free; registration required

The annual Emory Sacred Harp Sing features a cappella shape-note singing from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., a potluck lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., and singing from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. No prior experience necessary. Hymnals will be provided. Free and open to the public. Contact Rebekah Bedard at 404-727-5094 or rebekah.bedard@emory.edu with questions or for more information. To register, visit www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigate to February 14. Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University, at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.

 

Anna Julia Cooper Lecture

Feb. 18 • 11:00 a.m.

Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Guest lecturer and Candler alumna Maria Dixon Hall 98T 99T, associate professor of communications studies at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts, will present the annual Anna Julia Cooper Lecture, sponsored by Candler’s Black Church Studies program. Free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, contact Brenda Bennefield at bsteven@emory.edu. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

 

Black Church Studies Reunion and Conference: “In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors: Revisiting, Renovating and Revolutionizing the Path”

Feb. 18-20

Candler School of Theology • Students: $25.00, Non-students: $75.00 • Registration required

Featuring seminars led by Candler faculty and alumni that will address contemporary issues in relation to the black church, including popular culture, social and political activism, liturgies and worship, and mental health. Other noteworthy events include a dialogue, “Leadership Lessons from Ferguson,” led by Leah Gunning Francis, associate dean for contextual education and assistant professor of Christian education at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., and a banquet featuring Robert M. Franklin, Jr., James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership, former president of Morehouse College and the founding director of Candler’s BCS program. For more information, contact Brenda Bennefield at bsteven@emory.edu. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

 

Symposium: “Compassion and Leadership in a Multi-faith World”

Feb. 18 • 2:00–8:00 p.m.

Historic Academy of Medicine, Atlanta • Free; registration required

This half-day symposium is the inaugural event of the Leadership and Multi-faith Program (LAMP), a partnership between Candler School of Theology and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech focusing on the intersections of faith, leadership and civic action. Dr. William H. Foege, epidemiologist and author of “House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox,” will keynote. To register, To register, visit www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigate to February 18. The Historic Academy is Medicine is located at 875 West Peachtree St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.

 

Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars

Robert M. Franklin, Jr., “Lent as a Season of Repentance, Reconciliation and Renewal”

Feb. 26 • 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. • Online • Free; registration required

Office Hours is a free webinar series featuring Candler faculty addressing practical, relevant issues in ministry. During the one-hour program, participants view a live presentation, ask questions, and engage in dialogue with the presenting faculty member. Registration for each webinar is required; once registered, participants will receive an email with information about how to join the webinar. In February, Robert M. Franklin, Jr., James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership, is the presenter. For more information and to register, contact candleralum@emory.edu.

 

Table Talk at Candler

Mar. 3 • 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 102 • Free; registration required

On the first Tuesday of each month, prospective students are invited to join Candler Dean Jan Love, current students and admissions advisors for a casual dinner, a brief lecture by one of Candler’s distinguished faculty and an information session. In March, Teresa Fry Brown, professor of homiletics and director of Black Church Studies, will present “Preaching and Popular Culture.” To register, contact Brandon Maxwell at brandon.maxwell@emory.edu or 404.727.6326. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

 

Eiesland Endowment Lecture: “Violence, Disability and the Politics of Healing”

March 25 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Guest lecturer Julia Watts Belser is assistant professor of Jewish Studies at Georgetown University, with expertise in disability studies and gender and sexuality studies. She will speak on the complex relationship between violence, disability and domination. Bringing sacred texts into conversation with feminist disability studies and the lived experiences of disability justice activists, Belser will offer resources for religious voices seeking to reimagine disability, healing and liberation. This is the first lecture sponsored by the Nancy Eiesland Endowment at Candler. To register, visit www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigate to March 25. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

 

Table Talk at Candler

April 7 • 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 102 • Free; registration required

On the first Tuesday of each month, prospective students are invited to join Candler Dean Jan Love, current students and admissions advisors for a casual dinner, a brief lecture by one of Candler’s distinguished faculty and an information session. In April, Brent A. Strawn, professor of Old Testament, will present on calling, vocation, and studying the Hebrew Bible. To register, contact Brandon Maxwell at brandon.maxwell@emory.edu or 404.727.6326. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

 

Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars

Luke Timothy Johnson, “Theological Challenges of the New Century”

April 20 • 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. • Online • Free; registration required

Office Hours is a free webinar series featuring Candler faculty addressing practical, relevant issues in ministry. During the one-hour program, participants view a live presentation, ask questions, and engage in dialogue with the presenting faculty member. Registration for each webinar is required; once registered, participants will receive an email with information about how to join the webinar. In April, Luke Timothy Johnson, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, is the presenter. For more information and to register, contact candleralum@emory.edu.

 

Candler Singers Spring Concert

May 9 • 5:00—6:00 p.m. • Cannon Chapel • Free

The Candler Singers, a select group of skilled musicians from Candler School of Theology, will mark the start of Commencement Weekend with a spring concert of church music from around the globe, featuring classical, contemporary, folk and spiritual genres. Free and open to the public. Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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What, no comments yet? I would have thought some of the regular right-wing readers would have objected to that “Theological Challenges for the New Century” since the idea of challenging their self-conferred authoriteh is offensive to them, and the 13th century’s good enough for them…

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