Alumni Webinars

Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars

Candler Development and Alumni Relations has launched a new program to bring Candler faculty to you! No conference fees, no travel expenses, no leaving your desk - just an hour with one of Candler's fine faculty.
Using the GoToWebinar platform, these webinars will enable you to view a live PowerPoint presentation, ask questions, and engage in conversation with your favorite faculty.
We hope Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars will give you tools for use in your work and ministry.

Upcoming Webinars

April 24, 2014: Dr. Carol A. Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament; Director of the Graduate Division of Religion,
and Dr. Jennifer R. Ayres, Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Religious Education Program
Food and Faith: Eating as a Spiritual Practice
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The sharing of food is central to Christian faith and practice. It is present in the sacrament of the eucharist; it is a means for experiencing fellowship; and it is a critical practice of hospitality to the poor. Throughout the centuries Christians have thought carefully about food and faith, engaging in both feasts and fasting as a means of being mindful of God. In the present many congregations are developing intentional practices with respect to food (e.g., community gardens, vegetarian meals, support for local farmers) that are part of a theology of creation care. This webinar will explore aspects of the biblical and theological basis for mindful eating.

Archived Webinars

Couldn't make it to the live session? Watch past webinars here.

January 23, 2013: Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching
Proclaiming the Resurrection: Preaching the Easter Sermon

February 25, 2013: Dr. Jennifer R. Ayres, Assistant Professor of Religious Education
Discovering a Life: How Working For Social Justice Shapes Christian Life

March 21, 2013: Dr. David S. Pacini, Professor of Historical Theology
Prayer and Transformation: Meditation as a Practice of New-Mindedness

April 16, 2013: Dr. Anthony A. Briggman, Assistant Professor of the History of Early Christianity
From Chemistry to Christology: An Early Christian Conception of Jesus

September 20, 2013: Dr. Ted A. Smith, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Ethics
Preaching without Notes: Worship in an Age of Authenticity

October 2, 2013: The Rev. Barbara Day Miller, Associate Dean of Worship and Music,
and Dr. Ed Phillips, Associate Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology
O Come, Emmanuel: The Sundays in Advent

November 6, 2013: Dr. David O. Jenkins, Associate Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology, Director of International Initiatives, Director of Contextual Education I
Leadership for Short-Term Missions and International Partnerships

December 6, 2013: Dr. Brent A. Strawn, Professor of Old Testament
Why You Need a Doctorate: Introducing Candler’s New Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Degree

January 16, 2014: Dr. Elizabeth Corrie, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Youth Education and Peacebuilding and Director of the Youth Theological Initiative
The Church as Peacemaker in the War on Kids: How Pastors Can Make the Church a Safe Place for Youth

February 19, 2014: Dr. Don E. Saliers, William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship, Emeritus
The Psalms of Lament
March 18, 2014: Dr. Gregory C. Ellison, II, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Cut Dead but Still Alive

We would love to hear from YOU for suggestions on topics and speakers. Is there a professor you want to hear from on a certain topic? Is there a particular challenge in ministry you would like addressed? Please email all suggestions to