Brite Divinity School Newsletter March 2014March 18, 2014
BRITE DIVINITY SCHOOL LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
Check out Brite Divinity School’s new website at www.brite.edu.
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PROFESSOR WARREN CARTER AWARDED THE JOHN G. GAMMIE DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD
Brite Divinity School is pleased to announce that Professor of New Testament Warren Carter has been awarded the John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award. This award is given annually by the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (SWCRS) to a scholar who is “recognized by their peers nationally or internationally for the quality and importance of their work.” First awarded in 1985, previous Brite recipients of the award are Eugene Boring, William R. Baird, Leo Perdue, and Toni Craven.
BRITE DIVINITY SCHOOL WELCOMES DR. WIL GAFNEY
Brite Divinity School is pleased to announce that Dr. Wil Gafney will join the Brite faculty as Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible in the fall of 2014. Dr. Gafney is an ordained Episcopal priest, has experience as a military chaplain, and is invested in inter-religious conversation. Dr. Gafney is coming to Brite from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia where she has held a faculty position since 2003.
DR. BILL LEONARD LECTURE
Please join us on Tuesday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Bass Conference Center for the public lecture “Joel Osteen, “Nones,” and the Non-Denominationalizing of American Religion” by Bill Leonard. Dr. Leonard is the James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History at Wake Forest School of Divinity.
A DAY AT BRITE
Join us on March 24th for A Day at Brite: Preaching from Matthew Through Ordinary Time. Join Dr. Warren Carter and Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson in person or online for this exploration of the gospel of Matthew in relation to preaching in the season of Pentecost (or Ordinary time).
AN EVENING WITH DR. ESTHER MOMBO
Please join us on Thursday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Bass Conference Center for the public lecture “Old Issues and New Challenges: The Search for a Balanced and Life Affirming Church in East Africa” by Dr. Esther Mombo. Dr. Mombo is a Henry R. Luce International Scholar and former deputy vice chancellor of academic affairs at St. Paul’s University in Limuru, Kenya.
STALCUP SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY FOR THE LAITY
Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity presents The Faithful Struggle to Forgive with Dean Joretta Marshall on Saturday, March 29th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at First Christian Church, Tyler.
SUMMER LATINO/A INSTITUTE 2014
The Center for Latino/a Church Studies at Brite Divinity School is pleased to announce the Summer Latino/a Institute 2014 will take place June 8-13, 2014. This program has priority for Latino/a ministers and lay leaders serving in congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and other denominations.
2015 DISTINGUISHED MINISTER AWARDS
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2015 Distinguished Minister Awards. For more information, please visit www.brite.edu/dma
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