From the Worldwide Faith News archives


Date 04 May 1996 20:38:44


                          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. 

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