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News of Theological Institutions
04 May 1996 20:40:46
96007 News of Theological Institutions
by Alexa Smith
DECATUR, Ga.--Thomas G. Long, a Princeton Thelogical Seminary homiletician,
will be the lecturer this week during Columbia Theological Seminary's
Colloquium '96, Jan. 8-11. "Preaching the Final Words: Sin, Death and the
Life to Come" is his theme. Mary Donovan Turner, assistant professor of
preaching at the Pacific School of Religion, is the Colloquium's guest
CHICAGO--The language program and laboratory of McCormick Theological
Seminary will receive annual revenues from approximately $600,000 from the
Eben Erickson Trust, starting in 1996, after a decision made by the
seminary's board of trustees at the October meeting. The language program
provides support in both language and in academics, and provides library
and instructional resources for Korean/English and Spanish/English.
PITTSBURGH--Renita J. Weems, associate professor of Hebrew Bible at The
Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, will deliver the 1996 Kelso Lecture
in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary,
Jan. 31. It will be held at 11:30 a.m. "Facing God, Facing Pain: The
Lessons of Suffering" is the subject.
AUSTIN, Texas--Three theologians will lead the 1996 Midwinter Lectures
series at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Jan. 29-31.
"Remembered Voices, Neglected Words: The Unclaimed Legacy of
Neo-Orthodoxy" will be led by Douglas John Hall, professor of Christian
theology at McGill University. "Preaching as Interpretation" will be led
by David Bartlett, Lantz professor of Christian communication and associate
dean of academic affairs at Yale Divinity School. "Is There Hope for a
Catechism in Today's Church" is the subject of Richard R. Osmer, the Thomas
W. Synnott associate professor of Christian education at Princeton
Theological Seminary and the chair of the denomination's committee to draft
a new catechism.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--The board of trustees at Louisville Presbyterian
Theological Seminary welcomed two new members and named two members as
Lifetime Honorary Trustees at its fall meeting. Charles J. Ping of Athens,
Ohio, and Bari Stanton Johnson of Grand Haven, Mich., will serve four-year
terms in their new positions. Dale Fisher of Louisville and Robert Wood
Lynn of Bangor, Maine, have been named honorary trustees.
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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