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September 2014

Evening Students Pizza Gathering with Dean Samuel

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Seminary Hall- Atrium,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Evening Students Association would like to invite the community to a snack and chat with Dean Samuel, Associate Dean for Contextual Learning/Associate Professor of Christian Ministry. Pizza and drinks will be served! Dean Samuel will be there to meet with evening students from 5:30-6:00 pm and 7:00-7:15 pm. This is an informal affair so please feel free to stop by even for a brief moment to grab some pizza and leave. 

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2014 Frederick A. Shippey Lecture

September 30 @ 7:30 pm
Craig Chapel,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Ethnic Religious Institutions and Ethnic Attachment Dr. Pyong Gap Min Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York Congregational studies indicate that immigrant religious institutions have positive effects on ethnic attachment and ethnic social services. Researchers of immigrants’ religious institutions have neglected to examine intergroup differentials in the levels of religious affiliations and participation in ethnic religious institutions. Min will show the levels of Asian immigrants’ religious affiliations and participation…

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October 2014

Family Worship Service

October 1 @ 6:30 pm
Seminary Hall - Craig Chapel,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, 07940 United States
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Aunts, Uncles, Children,Grandparents, Nieces, Nephews, Moms and Dads: Come One, Come All!  Ever unsuccessfully suppress the urge to laugh in a “proper” worship service? No need to hide your laughter and glee, join Dr. Kate Ott for worship.  On Wednesday, October 1st, the evening worship service is a family service based on the theme of Laughter.  

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Seminary Saturday

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Seminary Hall 101 and 109,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Theological: The Bullet and the Bible Dr. Kenneth Ngwa, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible The ultimate expression of sovereignty resides, to a large degree, in the power and capacity to dictate who may live and who must die.” So writes the political theorist, Achille Mbembe, defining what he calls necropolitics. What does it mean to think of God as the creator of life in a time when humankind has developed the ability to practice, oftentimes with little sense of remorse or apprehension,…

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St. Francis Service

October 4 @ 4:00 pm
Farmstead of Dan Somers,
501 Spring Valley Road, Green Village, NJ 07935 United States
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On Saturday afternoon at four o’clock on October 4th, there will be a service conducted by Rev. Dr. Franklin “Skip” Vilas of St. Bernard’s Episcopal Church to commemorate St. Francis at the farmstead of Dan Somers who is in the M. Div. program and his wife Julia in nearby Green Village at 501 Spring Valley Road, across the street from the Green Village Methodist Church about three miles from campus. All are invited to bring their pets. Children are welcome.…

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Tipple Vosburgh Lectures & Theological School Alumni Reunion

October 14 @ 8:00 am - October 15 @ 9:00 pm
Seminary Hall,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Faith, Science & Church Voices Each October, the Tipple-Vosburgh Lectures brings together distinguished scholars and theologians in a series of public forums and studies exploring some of the most pressing issues facing church and society today. Learn more at drew.edu/tipple.

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Installation of Dean Javier A. Viera

October 16 @ 10:00 am
Drew University,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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RSVP through the Tipple registration page. Please contact tbennett@drew.edu with questions.

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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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