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NEWS OF THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS
05 May 1996 13:18:48
95240 NEWS OF THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS
by Alexa Smith
AUSTIN, Texas--The Austin Theological Seminary board of trustees voted to
establish an Exceptional Service Award at its May 20 meeting and to give
the first award to Edward D. Vickey, a member of the seminary's board for
18 years. The award was created to recognize contributions of a trustee or
a friend of the seminary. The board's new chair is Jo E. (Jed) Shaw, a
member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston.
RICHMOND, Va.--Elder Jane Rogers Vann, associate executive for education
for the Synod of the Northeast, has been called to a faculty position at
Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. Vann will serve as assistant
professor of Christian education. The Rev. William P. Brown, a faculty
member, has been promoted to associate professor of Old Testament. Brown
joined the Union faculty in 1991.
PITTSBURGH--The board of directors of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has
elected five persons to its board. They are: the Rev. John T. Campbell of
Gibsonia, Pa.; the Rev. Kevin Neal of Aliquippa, Pa.; Joan Kelly Merritt of
Seattle; Sandra A. Lamb of New York City; and James E. Lee of Fox Chapel,
Pa. Edwin Clarke Jr. was elected chair and Marianne L. Wolfe, vice-chair,
PASADENA, Calif.--Two courses taught at Fuller Theological Seminary each
received $10,000 John Templeton Foundation awards this year as models of
meritorious science-religion courses. Recipients of the award for the
course Theology and Science were Nancey Murphy, associate professor of
Christian philosophy, and Richard Carlson, professor of physics at the
University of Redlands. The course explored integrating scientific
knowledge with faith. H. Newton Maloney, senior professor of psychology,
taught Introduction to Integration which dealt with the relationship
between social/behavioral sciences and Christian faith, in the seminary's
Graduate School of Psychology.
DECATUR, Ga.--Four noncredit courses will be offered at Columbia
Theological Seminary through the month's end, open to both laity and
clergy. From July 17 to 21, Stanley Saunders, assistant professor of New
Testament, will teach "A Study of Matthew: Time, Space and Spirit in God's
House." Rebecca Parker, director of continuing education, will lead
courses on the Presbyterian Women's Bible study, July 17-21 and July 28-29.
July 17-19, John Westerhoff will teach "Making Christians in Our Day."
Westerhoff is the director of the Institute for Pastoral Studies of St.
Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta. "Images of God: Biblical and
Theological Perspectives" will be under way July 17-20, taught by Jeanne
Stevenson-Moessner, adjunct assistant professor of practical theology, and
David Gunn, former professor of Old Testament at Columbia and now at Texas
Christian University. Courses range from $35 to $95. To register,
telephone (404) 378-8821.
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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