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October 2014

Seminary Saturday

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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November 2014

Seminary Saturday

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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February 20152015

Seminary Saturday

February 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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March 2015

Seminary Saturday

March 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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April 2015

Seminary Saturday

April 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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