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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.

Registration opens Monday, August 4th.

Digital Media for Ministry: Training and Inspiration for Success
September 19, 2014
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Register
In conjunction with The Center for the Ministry of Teaching 
Kyle Matthew Oliver, Rachel Tjornehoj, and Broderick Greer

Why Keep Advent? The Texts of RCL Year B
November 7, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Register
Dr. Gail Ramshaw

Shepherds, Stable, Star and...Popcorn?: The Nativity of Jesus in Movies

December 12, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Register
Dr. Justin Lewis-Anthony

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

Practicing Resurrection: Deepening Faith as the Body of Christ
April 10, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dr. Timothy Sedgwick

Sparkling in the Darkness: The Spirituality of Pauli Murray
May 8, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Professor Donyelle C. McCray
Digital Media for Ministry 
Join our colleagues from the Center for the Ministry of Teaching for inspirational success stories and hands-on training to improve your knowledge and skills in online outreach and digital faith resources. 

Instructors Kyle Matthew Oliver, Rachel Tjornehoj, and Broderick Greer will lead plenary sessions and offer workshops and clinics for beginners and intermediary technology users.

Please bring a laptop and/or tablet to participate fully and learn by doing in a supportive environment.



Keeping Advent
As American society continues to insist that Christmas is a practice of shopping that starts at Halloween, Christians find more reason to reflect on the meaning of Advent.

Why we should be glad to observe Advent, and how do the Sunday readings of the Revised Common Lectionary guide our spirituality through December? We will discuss Advent and then examine the texts that the RCL appoints for Advent in the upcoming year B.

Our day together will be helpful for everyone who wants to be more profoundly inserted into the season and the Word, including lay worshipers, musicians, intercessors, preachers, and priests.