2014 News and Events

Perkins Presents Free "Lunch & Learn" in Houston: March 31, 2014

Dr. Susanne Johnson Speaks About "Perspectives on Injustice"

 

February 28, 2014

DALLAS – Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University presents a Lunch & Learn event Monday, March 31, 2014, from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm. This free event will be held at the location of Perkins School of Theology’s Houston-Galveston Extension Program, 3501 W. Alabama, Suite 107, in Houston.

Susanne Johnson
Dr. Susanne Johnson

This Lunch & Learn event features Dr. Susanne Johnson, associate professor of Christian Education at Perkins, with a presentation titled Hidden in Plain Sight: Perspectives on Injustice. “When Jesus announces ‘recovery of sight to the blind’ (Luke 4:18-19),” Dr. Johnson says, “he alludes that people of faith don’t have a compassion problem as much as we having trouble seeing what’s going on ‘hidden in plain sight.’ Theological education,” Johnson adds, “seeks to train our sight and equip us to respond in ways that are compelling and consequential for the life of the world.” 

In addition to Dr. Johnson’s presentation on March 31, upcoming Lunch & Learn events will feature Dr. Thomas Spann, professor of Supervised Ministry, speaking on “Internship: Doing Ministry and Theology in the Traffic at the Intersection” (April 21, 2014); and Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, associate professor of New Testament, with a presentation titled “Do You Wish to Be Made Well? (John 5:6) – The Bible and Disability” (May 12, 2014).

The Houston-Galveston Extension Program of Perkins School of Theology, which periodically hosts Lunch & Learn events for prospective students, also welcomes alumni, friends and any other guests who might be interested. While there is no charge to attend, reservations are requested. For more information or to make a reservation for the March 31 Lunch & Learn, contact Rev. Susan Buchanan, Director of Recruitment and Student Services, Houston-Galveston Extension Program, susan@smu.edu or 713-621-5059.

More about upcoming “Lunch & Learn” events:

http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/LunchLearn 

Learn more about the Perkins School of Theology Houston-Galveston Extension Program: http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/FacultyAcademics/housgal

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Perkins School of Theology, founded in 1911, is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Church Ministries, and Doctor of Ministry, as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.