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NEWS OF THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS
04 May 1996 20:38:44
95326 NEWS OF THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS
by Alexa Smith
SAN ANSELMO, Calif.--The Children's Center of San Francisco Theological
Seminary has been accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood
Programs. The Center is located on the seminary campus and currently
serves 35 children, aged two to five.
PITTSBURGH--A Calvin College professor of history will deliver the annual
archaeology lecture at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary at 4:30 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 29. Bert de Vries' topic is "Recent Discoveries in Jordan: Umm
el-Jimal." For the past 27 years, de Vries has spent a third of his time
working on research or on archaeological digs in the Middle East.
AUSTIN, Texas--Four new members have been appointed to the board of
trustees of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary by the Synod of the
Sun. Clarence N. Frierson of Shreveport, La., and former board chair was
appointed for a two-year term. Three-year appointments went to: Betty
Wilson of New Orleans, La., a past vice-chair; Jay Dea Brownfield of El
Paso, Texas; and the Rev. David McKechnie of Houston, Texas.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Karen Lebacqz, professor of Christian ethics at the
Pacific School of Religion, will deliver the Greenhoe Lectures at
Louisville Theological Seminary Oct. 2-3. Her topic is "Word, Worship,
World and Wonder: The Ethics of Church Renewal."
CHICAGO--Twenty-four Presbyterian Bible scholars gathered at McCormick
Theological Seminary Aug. 25-27 to discuss biblical perspectives on human
sexuality as a response to the 205th General Assembly's recommendation that
the church study sexuality and the issues related to ordination of gays and
lesbians. The papers will be compiled in a Westminster/John Knox Press
book, "Biblical Ethics and Human Sexuality: Listening to Scripture," which
will be published January 1996.
PRINCETON, N.J.--Charles A. Kimball, professor of religion at Furman
University in Greenville, S.C., will deliver the Students Lectureship on
Mission at Princeton Theological Seminary Oct. 2-4. "Christian Mission in
the Next Millennium: Facing New Frontiers" is his subject. Kimball was
formerly the Middle East director for the National Council of Churches of
Christ in the USA (NCC) in New York.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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