The Seminary Saturdays program at Drew offers churches and individuals the opportunity to gain perspectives beyond the local church. Each Saturday morning session will offer one workshop on a spiritual topic and one on a theological topic. The seminars run from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon with a continental breakfast from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $30 per seminar, $75 for any three workshops, or $150 for all six. Drew seminarians may attend at no cost, but prior registration is required.
Continuing Education Units: One CEU is available for the completion of any three Saturdays (additional cost of $35). Two CEUs are available for completion of all six Saturdays (additional cost $70).
Questions?: Contact Nancy VanderVeen, Director of Theological Lifelong Learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3084.
Schedule of Presentations for Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 :
(choose one per date)
|Theological: “Proclamation Beyond the Pulpit”
Dr. Gerald Liu, Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Worship Arts
Spirituality: “Liberation Spirituality: Henri Nouwen and Gustavo Gutierrez Perspectives”
Michael Christensen, International Director, Shalom Initiative, and Pastor of Epworth UMC, Berkeley CA
|October 4, 2014||Theological: “Bullet and the Bible”
Dr. Kenneth Ngwa, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
Spirituality: “Health, Healing & Wholeness: Spirit Included”
Sherri Shumate, Adjunct Instructor of Christian Education
|Theological: “James and Justice: An Epistle of Straw, an Intercepted Letter, or a Call to Action”
Rev. Dr. K. Jason Coker, Pastor, Wilton Baptist Church, Wilton, CT
Spirituality: “Age of Empathy”
Shelley Dennis, Ph.D. Candidate
|Theological: “Ethics of Divorce: Rethinking Shame in Ecclesial Responses to Divorce”
Natalie Williams, PhD Candidate, Religion and Society, Drew Theological School
Spirituality: “Discover your Spiritual Type”
Pastor Fran Thiessen, PCUSA-Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Norwood, Spiritual Director at Union Theological Seminary, NYC
|Theological: “Unlocking the Treasures of the Old Testament Apocrypha”
Rev. Robert Corin Morris, S.T.B., D.D., , Founder of Interweave, Summit, NJ
Spirituality: “Relationships: Practicing the Christian Virtues of Kindness & Humility”
Rev. Gina Jacobs, Interim/Assoc. Regional Pastor for ABC-NJ, Interim Pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church, Atlantic Highlands, NJ; Assoc. Regional Pastor for Women in Ministry, american Baptist Churches of NJ; Chair, Developmental Education, Nyack College
|Theological: “Living in Solidarity with the Poor: Theologies of Downward Mobility”
Dr. Chris Boesel, Associate Professor of Christian Theology
Spirituality: “Soaking Prayer Ministry”
Rev. Dr. Stafford Miller, Pastor, St. John’s UMC, Mt. Zion-Wesley UMC