Ministers Week Feb. 4-6, 2013
“Hope for a Restless Church: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Leaders”
December 18, 2012
Perkins School of Theology will host Ministers Week February 4-6, 2013. The theme for the 2013 Ministers Week is “Hope for a Restless Church: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Leaders.”
Dr. James Kang Hoon Lee, assistant professor of the History of Early Christianity, will present the opening lecture, “‘Hear My Voice, Feed My Sheep’: Augustine and the Pastoral Life,” Feb. 4 at 2:30 pm. Other speakers are:
• Dr. Rebekah Miles, professor of Ethics and Practical Theology: “Living the Faith on a Pirate Ship: The Minister and Politics”
• Dr. Heidi Miller, assistant professor of Worship: “Rediscovering the Mystery: Pointing to Christ in Worship”
• Dr. Arlene Sánchez Walsh, 2012-2013 visiting professor at Perkins School of Theology and associate professor of Church History and Latino Church Studies at Azusa Pacific University: “The Hospitality of Peace: A Latino/a Pentecostal Model of Worship”
• Dr. Brad Braxton, Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics: “A Love Supreme: Charity and Mission for a Revolutionary Church”
In addition to the lectures, Ministers Week events include:
• Perkins School of Theology Distinguished Alumni Dinner, Feb. 4 at 6 pm, in the Great Hall of Highland Park United Methodist Church, adjacent to Perkins School of Theology (reservations required)
• Reception honoring Dr. William Babcock on the publication of his translation of Augustine’s The City of God, in Bridwell Library at Perkins School of Theology
• Closing worship with Dr. Brad Braxton preaching, Feb. 6 at 11:30 am
All lectures will be held in Perkins Chapel or Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall, at Perkins School of Theology on the campus of Southern Methodist University.
Ministers Week begins with registration at 1:30 pm, Feb. 4, and adjourns at 12:30 pm, Feb. 6, following closing worship in Perkins Chapel.
Perkins Ministers Week is held annually, generally on the first Monday through Wednesday in February. This continuing education program includes endowed lectureships, a variety of worship services, drawing participants from throughout the United States.
Registration, pricing, event details, and lodging information are available at www.smu.edu/perkins/mw
. For additional information, call 214.768.2251 or e-mail AdvanceMinistry@smu.edu
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