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).
Location: Classes will be held in Seminary Hall, Rooms 101 & 109
Questions?: Contact Nancy VanderVeen, Director of Theological Lifelong Learning, at email@example.com or 973-408-3084.
Schedule of Presentations for Fall 2012 – Spring 2013 :
(choose one per date)
|Theological: “The Ones Returning: Ruth, Naomi, and Immigration Anxiety in Ancient Israel”
Dr. Danna Nolan Fewell, Professor of Hebrew Bible
Spirituality: “Spirituality of Waiting”
Cynthia Bailey Manns, Certified Spiritual Director and Coordinator of Spiritual Formation CertificationProgram
Descriptions of October 6, 2012 Seminars
|November 17, 2012
January 12, 2013
| NOTE: NEW DATES DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY!
November 17, 2012: Theological: “Religion, Violence, and Peace-Making”
Rev. Dr. Wesley Ariarajah, Professor of Ecumenical TheologyJANUARY 12, 2013: Spirituality: “Speaking about Faith: How to Create and Deliver Inspiring Spiritual Presentations”
Diane Carr, Adjunct Instructor of Pastoral Theology
Description of January 12, 2013 Seminars
|Theological: “Prison’s Collateral-Impact: Ministering to the Children and Family of the Incarcerated”
Dr. Elias Ortega-Aponte, Assistant Professor of Afro-Latina/o Religions and Cultural Studies
Spirituality: “Christian Sacred Space”
Rev. Dr. Jun Yoshimatsu, United Methodist clergy, Scholar in Art & Religious Studies
Descriptions of December 1, 2012 Seminars
|Theological: “Many Paths toward One God?: Christian Theology and Religious Pluralism”
Dr. Hyo-Dong Lee, Assistant Professor of Theological Philosophy
Spirituality: “Spirit and Cosmopolis”
Rev. Dr. Sharon Betcher, Professor of Theology, Affiliate, Fellow in Teaching and Research, Vancouver School of Theology
Descriptions of February 2, 2013 Seminars
|Theological: “Contrary Ancestress from Antiquity? More Than One!”
Dr. Althea Spencer-Miller, Assistant Professor of New Testament
Dr. Laurel Kearns, Associate Professor of the Sociology of Religion and Environmental Studies
Descriptions of March 2, 2013 Seminars
|Theological: “The Ethics of Confidentiality in Ministry in an Age of Stalkers, Bloggers, and Hackers”
Rev. Dr. Traci West, Professor of Ethics and African American Studies
Spirituality: “Children & Spirituality”
Sherri Shumate, Adjunct Professor of Christian Education
Description of April 6, 2013 Seminars