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Save the Date (spring 2017)

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March

Alexander Thompson Lecture- March 2, 2017 - 7:00 PM - Library - Theron Room  (TR1012)
Lecturer: Dr. Dexter Callender Jr., associate professor, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Miami. Free and open to the public.

“Confronting Social Divides: The South African Experience” - March 13 at 12:00 p.m in Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
Speaker: The Reverend Dr. Paul Msiza, senior pastor, Peniel-Salem Baptist Church, Pretoria, South Africa. Msiza is the second African to be elected president of the Baptist World Alliance. Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch! 

Sang Hyun Lee Lecture- March 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM - Library - Theron Room  (TR1012)
Lecturer: Dr. Lim Swee Hong, Deer Park Assistant Professor of Sacred Music, director, Master of Sacred Music Program, Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Free and open to the public.

Hatch-a-thon – 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 29th through 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 31st
Leaders: Mark Devries & Kenda Creasy Dean. The “Hatch-a-thon” is a collaborative incubator experience, where creative people get coaching and colleagues around mission and social enterprise. We will run you through a 49-hour intensive “hatch” process designed to turn ideas that feel “wild ‘n’ woolly” into actionable, sustainable ministries.

Moving Forward with Restorative Justice: Strategies in Engaging Racial Fatigue– March 28 – 7 pm, Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room. Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Robin L. Smith. Free and open to the public.

April

Get Your Vacation Bible School Gears Turning with Hands-on Training - April 1 a-  9:00 a.m. in Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room. Vacation Bible School Workshop (Maker Fun Factory)

Asian American Theology Colloquium- April 5 from 12:00–8:00 p.m
The colloquium hopes to gather Asian American theologians and clergy in dialogue to identify major issues facing the Asian American church, issues that have long-term consequences for the future of Asian American Christianity. Topics include issues of authority (especially along inter-generational and gender lines) and civic engagement. Registration fee: $25 (includes lunch). Registration deadline: Monday, March 27.

Abraham Kuyper Lecture - April 6, 2017 - 7:00 PM – Mackay Campus Center Auditorium
“Answering Lesslie Newbigin” - Lecturer: The Reverend Dr. Timothy J. Keller, founding pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City.  Free and open to the public.

2017 Kuyper Conference - “Neo-Calvinism and the Church”April 7–8 – The Erdman Center
Abraham Kuyper and his fellow Neo-Calvinists developed a distinctive perspective on the role of the church in the world. This conference will explore how characteristic themes and topics in the Neo-Calvinist tradition—such as the distinction between church as institute and organism, the role of democracy in the church, the possibilities and problems of state churches, how the difference between particular and common grace shapes the church’s role in society, and the pluraformity of the church––may prove fruitful for thinking about the mission of the church today.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture - April 24 at 7:00 p.m. – Miller Chapel
“Of Men and [Mountain] Tops: Black Women, the Ethics of Un-Freedom, and the Aesthetics of Invisibility in the Movement for Black Lives”
Lecturer: The Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman, assistant professor of theology and African American religion, Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut. Free and open to the public.

Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry- April 25-28, 2017
Register now: Super Early Bird Rate: $299 (through January 15);  Early Bird: $319
Lecturers:  Andrew Root, PhD (Princeton Theological Seminary), the Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary and Principal Leader of 1.2-million-dollar John Templeton grant called Science for Youth Ministry; Amanda Drury (PhD Princeton Theological Seminary), Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Indiana Wesleyan University, and director of Examen, a summer theological institute for high school students, and The Brain Kitchen, a non-profit organization in Marion, Indiana; and Greg Ellison (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary), founder of Fearless Dialogues, a non-profit grassroots initiative committed to creating spaces for unlikely partners to engage in hard, heartfelt conversations.

May

The Exposition Seminar II: The Joy of Preaching and Teaching Through Exposition of the Bible – May 3-5, 2017 – Erdman Center. Join Earl Palmer, Mark DeVries, Kay Broweleit, and Michael Denham, for a conversation about expositional preaching, teaching, and worship. Explore the practical steps of study, sermon preparation, yearlong planning for relevant, cross-generational teaching of the Bible joined together with the design of worship, which in itself is an expositional surround of the wholeness of Biblical texts.  This seminar is “part II” of the first Exposition Seminar offered in 2015. Register early as space is limited.

Ministry and the Service Minded Young Adult - May 12, 2017
Every year tens of thousands of young adults graduate from college and commit to volunteer service through programs like Teach for America, City Year, AmeriCorps and more. How can Christians engage young adults as they give of their time and energy for such worthy causes? How can churches become the locus of hospitality and encouragement? What would it look like to journey with transient young adults in their vocational discernment?

Re:union 2017- May 15-17, 2017 – Register now!
Keynote Speaker William Willimon, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke University Divinity School, and retired bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church

The Exposition Seminar II: Preaching & Teaching Through Exposition of the Bible - May 3 – 5, 2017
Join Earl Palmer and Michael Denham for a conversation about expositional preaching, teaching, and worship. Explore effective preaching and how worship surrounds the teaching of scripture. This seminar is “part II” of the first Exposition Seminar offered in 2015. Part II will cover new material. It is not necessary to have attended the first seminar. Register Now

June

Frederick Buechner Writer’s Workshop- June 6–9, 2017
Featuring Anne Lamott and Diana Butler Bass, “This workshop is designed to appeal to writers who, like Buechner, think honestly about their Christian faith and are not afraid of where that thinking will take them,” said Brian Allain, Buechner Center spokesperson. “We are thrilled to have Anne and Diana lead our 2017 program.” Register Now

Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching- June 11–16, 2017
Through hands-on workshops, seminars, tutorials, and conversations, Engle Fellows are supported and challenged to seek excellence in their preaching vocations. The online application and details for this one-week seminar are now available online. Because of the generosity of Joe R. Engle, the fee for the Engle Institute is $175, inclusive of lodging and meals. Apply now

July

Black Theology and Leadership Institute - July 16–22, 2017
The Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) is a weeklong intensive continuing education event for clergy and laity for training, worship, and fellowship. The institute is designed for clergy and lay leaders who would like to deepen their thinking and preaching by learning from preeminent scholars of theology and religion. All are urged to apply, including those who may not have formal theological training. The Institute is limited to 50 fellows. Apply now

September

Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising -  September 25-28, 2017 – Erdman Center
A four-day intensive program with a practical application project, the ECRF provides the research, tools and customized training to meet the growing needs of leaders in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations. The focus of the ECRF is on the cultural, organizational and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions that in turn enable donors motived by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving. Register now

October

The Art of Transitional Ministry - October 9-13, 2017 – Erdman Center
Leading a congregation through transition is challenging and rewarding. Whether it is a change in leadership or a changing neighborhood, it takes knowledge, skill, and spiritual strength to navigate the waters of transition in a way that allows a congregation and its leaders to thrive. The Art of Transitional Ministry offers training in the skills and understanding necessary for leading a congregation in transition. There are two week-long courses of study. Both weeks are being offered concurrently. Week One is the basic education course for pastors and congregational leaders who are serving or are considering serving in congregations that are in the midst of transition, and Week Two is for pastors and leaders serving in congregations in the midst of transitions in leadership, culture, context, and ministry. 


*Miss a lecture, or can’t attend? Some are audio and video recorded, and can be accessed from our Multimedia page.


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Nancy Hagner, Class of 2013

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