News Release:

Sep. 13,  2013

Upcoming Events at Candler, Fall 2013

Upcoming Events at Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Featured Events this Semester:

Barbara Brown Taylor: “Learning to Walk in the Dark”
Sept. 26 • 7:00 p.m.
Glenn Memorial Auditorium, Emory University • Free; registration required  

Episcopal priest and best-selling author Barbara Brown Taylor is in residence at Candler this fall as the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and their Impact on Culture. Her lecture “Learning to Walk in the Dark” will explore the formation of faith in times when we cannot see the path before us. “While human fear of the dark is so well-established that ‘darkness’ has become a synonym for everywhere we don’t want to go, we are called to keep moving even when we cannot see the way ahead,” she explains. “In spite of everything we’ve been taught, learning to walk in the dark puts us on the sacred way of unknowing, opening the possibility that walking in the dark nourishes the soul as surely as walking by the light of day.”

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit http://www.candler.emory.edu/barbarabrowntaylor. Glenn Memorial Auditorium is located on the campus of Emory University at 1660 North Decatur Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA, 30307.

Women, Theology & Ministry Annual Women’s Forum: “Living Out Love” 
Featuring The Rev. Becca Stevens 
Nov. 1 • 11:00 a.m–4:00 p.m. Cox Hall, Emory University Campus • $15 

Author, social entrepreneur and Episcopal priest The Rev. Becca Stevens will deliver the keynote address, "Living Out Love: Advocacy for Women as a Theological Practice." Stevens is founder and director of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community and social enterprise that stands with women recovering from prostitution and addiction. Magdalene, the residential model, serves women for two years at no cost to residents. Thistle Farms employs over 40 residents and graduates who manufacture, market, and sell all-natural bath and beauty products in over 200 retail stores across the globe. Recently named one of 15 "Champions of Change" by the White House, Stevens is the author of nine books and has been featured on NPR, PBS, CNN, Huffington Post and Christian Century, among others. The Forum includes a luncheon featuring presentations by women of the Magdalene community, the keynote address, a book signing, and an optional discussion session for those interested in action strategies for women's advocacy in Atlanta. Cost: $15; free for Candler students, with limited scholarships available for students from other schools. Register by Oct. 22 by contacting Brenda Bennefield at bsteven@emory.edu. Cox Hall is located on the campus of Emory University at 569 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.

All Events:

Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars
Dr. Ted Smith on "Preaching without Notes: Worship in an Age of Authenticity"
Sept. 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 September, Ted Smith, assistant professor of preaching and ethics, is the guest speaker. For more information and to register, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/581358738 or contact candleralum@emory.edu.


Dean's Lecture Series: Challenges and Changes in Theological Education in Brazil
Oct. 2 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required 

Guest lecturer Paulo Garcia, dean of the faculty of theology at Methodist University in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has focused his research and teaching in Bible/New Testament with an emphasis in the historical Jesus, Judaism, Old World Mediterranean Context Social and Cultural Anthropology. He shares his thoughts on the challenges and changes in theological education in Brazil. To register, visit www.candler.emory.edu/calendar and navigate to October 2. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322.


Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars
Rev. Barbara Day Miller and Dr. Ed Phillips: "O Come Emmanuel: The Sundays in Advent" 
Oct. 2 • 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 October, Barbara Day Miller, associate dean of worship and music, and Ed Phillips, associate professor of worship and liturgical theology are the presenters. For more information and to register, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/865075746 or contact candleralum@emory.edu.


Howard Thurman Lecture
Oct. 16 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free 

Keri Day, assistant professor of theological and social ethics and director of Black Church Studies at Brite Divinity School, Forth Worth, TX, will be the guest lecturer at this annual event of Candler’s Black Church Studies program. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322.


Interested in Seminary? Joint Recruitment Information Session
Oct. 16 • 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Cannon Chapel, Brooks Commons • Free; registration required

Prospective students for master- and doctoral-level theology programs are invited to meet admissions officers from top theology schools to explore theological education. Participating schools: Emory/Candler School of Theology, Harvard Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary, University of Chicago Divinity School, and Yale Divinity School. For more information and to register, visit www.candler.emory.edu/calendar and navigate to October 16. Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University at 510 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

Reformation Day at Emory: “Reformation Women”
Oct. 24 • 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Cannon Chapel • Free, optional lunch $10

The 26th Reformation Day at Emory celebrates the contributions of women to the Reformation of the 16th century, as well as their contributions to the renewal of the church and academy today. Presenters include Kirsi Stjerna, professor of Reformation church history and director of the Institute for Luther Studies at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg; Jan Rippentrop, doctoral student, Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion; Carol A. Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament and director of Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion; and Armin Siedlecki of Pitts Theology Library. For the full schedule, visit www.candler.emory.edu/calendar and navigate to Oct. 24. Register for the optional lunch at www.pitts.emory.edu/reformationday. Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University at 510 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

 

Women, Theology & Ministry Prospective Student Visit
Nov. 1 • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 320 • Free; registration required 

Explore Candler’s Women, Theology & Ministry (WTM) program as a prospective student during a group visit on Friday, November 1. To register, visit www.candler.emory.edu/calendar and navigate to November 1. For more information, contact the Admissions office at 404.727.6326 or candleradmissions@emory.edu. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

 

Vocational Discernment Event for Prospective Students
Nov. 2 • 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology • Free; registration required

Prospective students are invited to a time of exploration and discovery to consider the ways God is calling us to serve in the church and the world. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Candler faculty, staff and current students, and will participate in prayer, reflection, and conversation designed to activate the mind and heart regarding vocation. Registration is limited to 50. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 404.727.6326 or candleradmissions@emory.edu. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

Table Talk at Candler
Nov. 5 • 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 November, Luke Timothy Johnson, R.W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, will present "Why was the New Testament written?" To register, contact the Admissions Office at 404.727.6326 or candleradmissions@emory.edu. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

 

Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars
Dr. David Jenkins on "Leadership for Short-Term Missions and International Partnerships" Nov. 6 • 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 November, David Jenkins, associate professor in the practice of practical theology, is the presenter. For more information and to register, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/626821682 or contact candleralum@emory.edu.



Table Talk at Candler
Dec. 3 • 6:30–8:00 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 December, Gregory C. Ellison II, assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling, will present "Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for Marginalized Populations." To register, contact the Admissions Office at 404.727.6326 or candleradmissions@emory.edu. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars
Dr. Brent Strawn on "Why You Need a Doctorate: Introducing Candler's New D.Min. Degree
Dec. 6 • 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. • OnlineFree; 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 December, Brent Strawn, associate professor of Old Testament and director of Candler’s Doctor of Ministry Program, is the guest speaker. For more information and to register, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/791574202 or contact candleralum@emory.edu.

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Candler School of Theology, Emory University (http://www.candler.emory.edu), prepares real people to make a real difference in the real world. An intellectually vital, internationally distinguished, and intentionally diverse university-based school of theology, its mission is to educate faithful and creative leaders for the church's ministries in the world. Candler is dedicated to expanding knowledge of religion and theology, deepening spiritual life, strengthening the public witness of the churches, and building upon the breadth of Christian traditions, particularly the Wesleyan heritage, for the positive transformation of church and world. It is one of 13 seminaries of The United Methodist Church, with an enrollment of nearly 500 students representing 44 denominations and more than 7,500 alumni worldwide.