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NEWS OF THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS
05 May 1996 09:00:11
95297 NEWS OF THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS
by Alexa Smith
AUSTIN, Texas--Four instructors were approved by the Austin Presbyterian
Theological Seminary board of trustees during its May meeting. Cynthia L.
Rigby was confirmed as instructor of theology; Scott Black Johnson was
reappointed as assistant professor of homiletics for a three-year term;
Michael Jinkins was reappointed as assistant professor of pastoral theology
and director of the supervised practice of ministry program for a
three-year term; and Donna Wilson Key was reappointed to a one-year term as
lecturer in biblical languages.
SAN ANSELMO, Calif.--Two fall seminars for Christian educators will be
presented by San Francisco Theological Seminary in cooperation with Jennie
Winsor Payne of the Pacific School of Religion. On Oct. 19 Diane Hoyte
Goldsmith will lead the seminar "Teaching Through Stories" and on Nov. 16
Carmella Gingerelli and Barbara Ritchie will offer "Dance, Prayer and Music
with Kids." Single seminars cost $30, but a package cost of $110 is
available and includes three spring seminars as well. For more information,
telephone SFTS at (415) 258-6500.
RICHMOND, Va.--Union Theological Seminary in Virginia has received a
$15,000 Lilly Endowment grant to study potential partnerships with the
Presbyterian School of Christian Education. Though the two institutions
now offer a joint academic program, Union president Louis B. Weeks says,
"We are responding to a formal request from the board of trustees at PSCE.
They asked us to engage consultants to help find viable ways to establish
deeper relationships between our institutions." Consultants commissioned
are: C. Ellis Nelson, Laura W. Lewis and Anthony Ruger. The consultants'
report will be presented at the two schools' November board meetings.
PITTSBURGH--Consultant and writer Andrea Pfaff will deliver the W. Don
McClure Lectures in World Mission and Evangelism at Pittsburgh Theological
Seminary, Sept. 18 and 19. Pfaff's topic is "The Congregation: A Family
of Evangelists." Pfaff is the former director of the Evangelism and Church
Development Ministry Unit of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--"What Is Luke Telling Us?" is the topic of a Bible study
for laypeople slated for Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary this
fall. James Chatham, pastor of the Highland Presbyterian Church here, will
teach the free course on Wednesday mornings from Sept. 13-Nov. 8. Chatham
has taught lay Bible studies for 25 years.
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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