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Fridays at the Seminary

An ongoing reflection series featuring compelling topics and hosted by theological thinkers. View the 2014-2015 Fridays schedule.

Fridays at the Seminary lectures and workshops are held in the Lettie Pate Evans Room, Addison Academic Center, lower level. Registration includes morning refreshments and lunch.

How World Christianity is Changing World Mission
March 6, 2015 RESCHEDULED to APRIL 24
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Register
Dr. Robert Heaney

Sparkling in the Darkness: The Spirituality of Pauli Murray
May 8, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Register
Professor Donyelle C. McCray
How World Christianity
is Changing
World Mission

The world is a changed and changing place. To analyze such change independent of religion and theology is to understand little. Dr. Heaney will identify major themes of religious change in the twentieth and twenty-first century and invite participants into considering how themes such as independence, migration and pluralism shape Christian practice and Christian belief.

Presenter
The Rev. Robert S. Heaney, Ph.D, D.Phil. joined the Virginia Theological Seminary in Fall 2013. He serves as the director of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies and assistant professor of Christian mission at VTS. As director, Heaney ensures the center’s continued support of theological education; the engagement of Anglican leaders and scholars in study, research and conversation; and interreligious dynamics across the Communion. (Read More).






Sparkling in the Darkness: The Spirituality of Pauli Murray

Pauli Murray was an activist, attorney, poet, professor, and the first woman African-American Episcopal priest. Together we will trace the contours of her spirituality, so foundational to her being and her work, and celebrate Pauli’s many gifts to the church.


Presenter
Donyelle McCray. J.D., Th.D. joined the Virginia Theological Seminary faculty as Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Director of Multicultural Ministries in July 2013. In 2015 she became the Associate Director of the preaching program, “Deep Calls to Deep.” (Read more)