Brite Divinity School Newsletter April 2014April 17, 2014
SUMMER SCHOOL 2014
Brite Divinity School’s summer schedule offers a variety of classes on diverse topics taught by both permanent faculty and visiting professors. This summer, we are excited to welcome Hindy Najman, Cheryl Anderson, Ralph Mecklenburger, David Brockman and Tiffany Steinwert to Brite. Individuals interested in enrolling in a specific class without pursing a degree may be eligible to enroll as a Special Student or Community Auditor. For more information or to begin the application process, please contact the Admissions Office at 817-257-7513 by April 30, 2014. Spaces are filling quickly!
UPCOMING BOOK TO CELEBRATE PROFESSOR DAVID J. GOUWENS
Brite Professor of Theology David J. Gouwens was recently surprised to learn that a book in appreciation of his teaching, scholarship, and service to church and world will be available in the fall. To be published by Wipf and Stock Publishers, The Theologically Formed Heart is edited by Warner M. Bailey, Presbyterian minister, scholar, and Director of Presbyterian Studies at Brite, Lee C. Barrett, Henry and Mary Stager Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary, and James O. Duke, Brite’s I. Wylie and Elizabeth M. Brisco Professor of History of Christianity and History of Christian Thought, with an introduction by Brite president D. Newell Williams. Essays by ministers and scholars are organized in three sections, corresponding to aspects of Professor Gouwens’ professional life: Theological Reflections, Reformed Theology in Service to the Church, and Studies in Søren Kierkegaard.
BRITE4U is a quick and convenient video resource for congregations, clergy and individuals providing an authoritative view or voice on different topics. Episode 1: Pentecost, One featuring Dr. Warren Carter, Professor of New Testament is now available at www.brite.edu/brite4u
STALCUP SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY FOR THE LAITY
The Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity presents Fifty Shades of Green: The Bible’s Ecology of Wonder with Dr. William P. Brown, the William Marcellus McPheeters Chair of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, on Saturday, April 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Bass Conference Center at Brite Divinity School.
JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM
The Jewish Studies Program presents On Prophets, Warriors, and Kings: Former and Latter Prophets through the Eyes of Their Interpreters, a free two-day conference on Tuesday, May 13th and Wednesday, May 14th at the Bass Conference Center. On Tuesday, May 13th at 6:00 p.m., join Hindy Najman, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University and George Brooke, Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester for Dethroning David and Enthroning the Messiah, an inter-faith Crisol Lecture examining a Jewish and a Christian perspective on the Messianic hope.
HOLY CONVERSATIONS: MONEY, CHURCH AND MILLENNIALS
Join us for an exploration of stewardship and adults under age 40. Nathan Dungan, author and creator of “Share, Save, Spend” will be the keynote presenter and Katie Hays will be the featured preacher at the event which will help us consider how the church can positively impact younger adults and their relationship with money in particular, and the church in general. The event will also feature a panel – composed of participants who have been born after 1980, so that we can hear from these folks what they are actually thinking, rather than assuming we already know!
SUMMER LATINO/A INSTITUTE 2014
The Center for Latino/a Church Studies at Brite Divinity School is pleased to announce the Summer Latino/a Institute 2014 will take place June 8-13, 2014. This program has priority for Latino/a ministers and lay leaders serving in congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and other denominations.
2015 DISTINGUISHED MINISTER AWARDS
Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Distinguished Minister Awards. For more information about the awards, a list of previous recipients or to make a nomination, please visit the website at www.brite.edu/dma
May 9, 2014, University Christian Church, 6:30 p.m.
Spring 2014 Hooding Ceremony
May 10, 2014, Amon Carter Stadium, 9:00 a.m.
Spring 2014 Commencement