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October 2014

Classes without Quizzes

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Seminary Hall- 210,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Dealing with Parishioners (and Their Families) Struggling with Mental Illness, Addictions, or Both Dr. Charles McNeil, L.M.F.T Retired UM Clergy, Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Adjunct Professor, Drew Theological School “If emotional pain had a sound, no one would be able to hear the sermon on Sunday morning,” said a United Methodist layperson and mental health practitioner. Two facts follow: 1) People with mental illness and/or addictions are often attracted to religion and the church, either to receive…

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November 2014

Evangelism Lecture

November 4 @ 7:30 pm
Craig Chapel,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Lure of Decline Guest Lecturers Rev. Karen Vannoy and Rev. Dr. John Flowers Description: Church after church faces eventual death while helplessly lamenting its fate. What perversity is at work that causes those who sincerely love the church to become obstacles to growth? Like the apostle Paul, churches don’t always do the things they want, but instead they do the very thing they hate. Why? While the theological answer is sin at work in us, the organizational answer may…

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Seminary Saturday

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Seminary Hall 101 and 109,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Theological: James and Justice: An Epistle of Straw, an Intercepted Letter, or a Call to Action Rev. Dr. Jason Coker, Pastor, Wilton Baptist Church, Wilton, CT From Martin Luther’s “epistle of straw” to Elsa Tamez’s “intercepted letter,” the Letter of James has certainly elicited a paradox of responses in its reception history. This class with analyze the Letter of James through the lens of Postcolonial Biblical Criticism to see how the letter carefully negotiated early Christian identity within the Roman Empire.…

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Henri Nouwen Lecture

November 18 @ 7:30 pm
Craig Chapel,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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In partnership with Interweave, Drew presents: Sacred Economics: The Spirituality of Money Charles Eisenstein, Author of Sacred Economics Michael Christensen, International Director, Shalom Initiative, and Pastor of Epworth UMC, Berkeley, CA “The financial crisis we are facing today arises from the fact that there is almost no more social, cultural, natural, and spiritual capital left to convert into money…. When everything is subject to money, then the scarcity of money makes everything scarce, including the basis of human life and happiness.” ― Charles…

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Classes without Quizzes

November 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Seminary Hall- 210,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Beyond Bulletins and Powerpoint: Art and Worship in a Visual Culture Eric Valosin, M.F.A., Multimedia Artist: Coordinator of Fine Art Initiatives, Gravity, Inc.; Fine Arts Instructor, The Collective Art Tank, Asbury Park, NJ Can God be glorified by ClipArt? Perhaps, but what if art had the power to transform more than just our bulletin covers? What if our worship experience could be made richer, deeper, more enlivened and awakened, and even more culturally relevant at that? What if congregations and…

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February 20152015

Seminary Saturday

February 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Seminary Hall 101 and 109,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Ethics of Divorce: Rethinking Shame in Ecclesial Responses to Divorce Natalie Williams, PhD Candidate, Religion and Society, Drew Theological School Divorce is a reality among Christians as much as it is a reality among the general population. Some Christian church communities respond in supportive and loving ways to families experiencing divorce, often offering divorce support and individualized pastoral care. Yet, the official word on divorce in mainstream Christian churches in the form of doctrinal or church policy statements indicates that divorce…

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Classes without Quizzes

February 27, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Seminary Hall- 210,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Coach Approach to Ministry Dr. Anne Yardley, Certified Life Coac, Retired Associate Academic Dean, Drew Theological School Sarah Diamant, Administrative Librarian for Special Collections at Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC Have you ever envisioned yourself as a coach to the members of your congregation on their spiritual journey? What would it mean to incorporate coaching skills into your pastoral leadership? Sarah Diamant and Anne Yardley met during their training to become life coaches. They discovered their mutual interest in theological…

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March 2015

Seminary Saturday

March 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Seminary Hall 101 and 109,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Theological: Unlocking the Treasures of the Old Testament Apocrypha The Rev. Robert Corin Morris, S.T.B, D.D., Founder of Interweave, Summit, NJ Women who save Israel from its enemies! A young man who faces down demons to win the maiden! Valiant warriors who resist persecution and win freedom!  Cosmic hymns to the Divine feminine! All this and much more in this whirlwind tour of the books of the Old Testament’s “second canon” or “apocrypha.”  Not a part of most Protestant Bibles but include…

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Classes without Quizzes

March 20, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Seminary Hall- 210,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Choosing Happiness: Practicing Positive Psychology in the Church Rev. Dr. Charles McNeil, Retired UM Clergy, Psychotheraphist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Adjunct Professor So often psychology (either pastoral or secular) is used to diagnose and treat dysfunction and disorders, seeking to eliminate (or at least minimize) distress. The other side of the continuum is to shine the light on and encourage that which is good (ala Philippians 4:8 “…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is…

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April 2015

Seminary Saturday

April 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Seminary Hall 101 and 109,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Theological: Living in Solidarity with the Poor: Theologies of Downward Mobility  Dr. Chris Boesel, Associate Professor of Christian Theology In this seminar, we will look at examples of communities that have and are attempting to live lives of intentional downward mobility as a faithful response to the gospel of Jesus Christ – e.g., Sojourners, The Simple Way. We will look at the theologies and experiences that inform this faith commitment, attempt to assess the promise, challenges and limits of such a…

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