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News of Theological Institutions

Date 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). 

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