Perkins School of Theology will host Ministers Week on Feb. 4-6, 2013

SMU's Perkins School of Theology will host Ministers Week February 4-6, 2013. The theme is “Hope for a Restless Church: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Leaders.”

Perkins Chapel at Southern Methodist UniversityDallas (SMU) – SMU's Perkins School of Theology will host its annual Ministers Week on February 4-6, 2013. This year's theme is “Hope for a Restless Church: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Leaders.”

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," at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4, 2013. 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 p.m., 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 a.m.

All lectures will be held in Perkins Chapel or Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall, at Perkins School of Theology on the campus of SMU.

Ministers Week begins with registration at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 4, and adjourns at 12:30 p.m. 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 For additional information, call 214-768-2251 or e-mail For a map of the SMU campus, visit

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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.