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News of Theological Institutions
04 May 1996 20:43:26
96019 News of Theological Institutions
by Alexa Smith
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--A new scholarship has been established to help
international students attend Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
and to help students from the United States study in East Asia. The
scholarship -- provided by seminary alumnus the Rev. Tongjin Samuel Lee --
is designed to help students further their studies in different cultural
settings. Lee lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.
CHICAGO--An open forum on sexual orientation and ordination will be held
from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 at McCormick Theological Seminary's McGaw Center.
Five faculty members will present papers addressing various aspects of the
question of the ordination of gay and lesbian persons to offices of
leadership in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Presenters are Kenneth
Sawyer, Edward F. Campbell, Homer Ashby, Lois Gehr Livezey and Hugh
DECATUR, Ga.--The Rev. Joanna Adams assumed the chair of Columbia
Theological Seminary's board of trustees Jan. 1. Adams is the first woman
to chair Columbia's board. Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in
Atlanta, Adams is a Columbia graduate. She succeeds John A. Conant of
Atlanta, chair from 1989 to 1995.
SAN ANSELMO, Calif.--A new Doctor of Ministry program with an emphasis on
preaching will begin in summer 1997 at San Francisco Theological Seminary.
Faculty for the July 22-Aug. 15, 1997, collegium include Jana Childers,
associate professor, speech-communication and homiletics, SFTS; Thomas
Long, professor of preaching and worship, Princeton; Ella P. and Henry H.
Mitchell, authors of "Women: To Preach or Not to Preach" and "Celebration
and Experience in Preaching"; and Lucy Rose, assistant professor of
preaching and worship, Columbia Theological Seminary. Faculity for the
July 21-Aug. 14, 1997, collegium: Long; Donald W. McCullough, president
and professor of theology and preaching, SFTS; James A. Noel, assistant
professor of racial/ethnic and urban ministries, SFTS; and Barbara Brown
Taylor, rector, Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church, Clarksville, Ga.
ATLANTA--Johnson C. Smith Seminary is conducting a nationwide search for
potential donors -- and inviting 20 of those persons to Atlanta as the
seminary's guests July 29-31 for 1996 Summer Olympic track and field, field
hockey and volleyball competitions. "The fact that we can bring this
seminary to the attention of new supporters and them to the Olympics is a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Dean David Wallace.
PITTSBURGH--"Julian," a dramatic monologue of the life and times of Julian
of Norwich, with the Rev. Linda Loving, senior pastor of First Presbyterian
Church of Oakland, Calif. will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Pittsburgh
Theological Seminary. Loving will also conduct a seminar, "Preaching,
Storytelling and Spirituality," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the
seminary. The performance cost is $10 and the cost of the seminar is $30.
AUSTIN, Texas--The David L. and Jane Stitt Library of Austin Presbyterian
Theological Seminary acquired its 150,000th volume in October 1995. The
library's collection is strong in biblical studies, archaeology,
Reformation studies, Reformed theology and pastoral theology. Patrons may
use Stitt Library's online catalog via modem at (512) 322-0901 (9600
baud;8, no, 1).
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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