This Week at Brite

Week of February 10, 2020

Chapel- Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., Robert Carr Chapel
Self Un/Making in Black Queer Fugitivity
Community Conversation- Tuesday, Noon, Bass Conference Center
Dr. Thelatia “Nikki” Young
Episcopal Eucharist- Wednesday, 12:15 p.m., Robert Carr Chapel
Here and Now Group Meeting- Wednesday, 3:30,
BSA Meeting- Thursday, 11:00 a.m., Moore 114
Community Coffee Hour- Thursday, 11:00 a.m., Weatherly Hall
Music, Theology and Diversity- Thursday, 7:45 p.m.,

The Black Church Studies Program and The Carpenter Initiative are excited to welcome Dr. Thelatia “Nikki” Young as the 2020 Black Church Studies Distinguished Lecturer. Join us on Monday, February 10 at 6:30p.m. in the Bass Conference Center for her exciting lecture, “Self Un/Making in Black Queer Fugitivity” and a Q&A session. On Tuesday February 11, Dr. Young will be the guest preacher for a wonderful chapel service featuring Brite Black Seminarians.

Mark your calendars for February 17-19 for three days of inspiring worship, thought-provoking lectures, enriching workshops and an uplifting organ recital and hymn sing. Our preacher is Rev. Grace Imathiu and plenary speakers are Rev. Dr. Nancy Ramsay, Rev. Michael Yandell, Rev. Richard McCullen, and Rev. Dr. Eugene Boring. As this event is a gift from Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University and University Christian Church there is no general registration fee; however, pre-registration is encouraged and closes Wednesday, February 12.

Brite students are invited to interact with visiting scholars and our own faculty at the Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity seminars throughout the school year for only $5.00 (including lunch!). To register, please contact Holly Neal in MOR 20 or send email to Our next event is:
Spiritual Roots of Contemporary Differences in Religion and Politics
Thirteenth W. A. Welsh Seminar
Saturday, February 29, 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Northway Christian Church, Dallas
Newell Williams, President and Professor of Modern and American Church History, Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, TX

Forthcoming May class at Brite: May 18-22, 2020 Topic of class: Women, Sexuality, Gender and Immigration Dr. Matilde Moros (Ph.D. Drew Theological School), Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University. More information is forthcoming.

The on-line application process for the 2020 Hispanic Summer Program (June 13–27, 2020), a program that seeks to train leaders in the Latinx Church, is remains open. Students are encouraged to explore the opportunity to participate in the 31st HSP program to be held at Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Students from sponsoring institutions choose one course from among seven different seven different 3-credit graduate level courses. Brite Divinity School is a sponsoring institution of the Hispanic Summer Program. Applicants do not have to identify as Latinx or Hispanic to participate; all students are welcome in the program.

Visit for professor bios and online application The deadline to apply for the Hispanic Summer Program 2020 is February 17, 2020. Applicants who submit a completed application prior to February 17, 2020 will have a higher chance of admission to the program and to the applicant’s first choice course.

As a service to our students, Brite maintains a job board at Please remember that students wishing to coordinate their employment with Supervised Ministry expectations must first contact Dr. Steve Sprinkle, Director of Field Education and Supervised Ministry. If you have an opportunity that you would like to have posted on the board, please contact Christa Franks at

March 4- EmbRace gathering in Weatherly Hall
March 26- Coffee Hour Book Launch with Dr. Bar McClure
March 16-17 Asian (Korean) Church Studies Colloquies
March 19- Cristol Lecture “Reading Gender with the Maccabees”
April 17-19- Borderlands Institute Forum on Immigration and Social Justice
April 23- Spring Celebration
May 9- Hooding and Commencement Ceremonies

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