General Seminary Announces Learning Opportunities for July 2007
"Liturgy for a New Day" -- July 9-11, 2007 (3 CEU's) $375
Symbols, myths, and rituals are foundational to human life and community. Discover how race, ethnicity and culture develop and enhance faithful, unifying, pluralistic liturgies. Utilizing expert guests, this seminar will review cutting-edge alternatives, such as the HipHopE Mass, as well as Asian, Latino/a and African-American liturgies. The instructor, John Westerhoff is formerly Professor of Theology and Christian Nurture at Duke University Divinity School. He is author of many books, including "Will Our Children Have Faith?" "A People Called Episcopalian," and "Holy Baptism."
"Visual Arts and the Judeo-Christian Tradition" -- July 16-20, 2007 (4 CEU's) $625
We live in an age of images and people are increasingly informed by the visual alone. Explore new ways of using the visual arts to convey the Gospel and build Christian community. In a city that remains the art capital of the western world, this class incorporates museum and gallery tours and an in-depth look at the rich, and sometimes contentious, history of visual arts in our Judeo-Christian tradition. The instructor, Thomas Faulkner, priest, lecturer and Quiet Day leader, is a visual artist known for religious and political work. His Stations of The Cross Project (inspired by his work at Ground Zero) has toured the US and is currently installed at the Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel, CA.
"Stewardship, Your Money, and Your Life" -- July 30-August 1, 2007 (3 CEU's) $375
Talking about money is HARD! Money has even been called the last conversational taboo left in America. This seminar reviews the many things Jesus had to say about money and explores ways to engage congregations in safe, skilled conversations about its role in our spiritual lives, and strategies for keeping it in its proper place. The instructors are Terry Parsons, Stewardship Officer of the Episcopal Church and Michael E. "Corky" Carlisle, a former missionary in Kenya and recently retired Rector of St. Peter's, Paris, Kentucky, where he more than tripled giving in a decade.
The General Theological Seminary is located at 175 Ninth Avenue, between West 20th and West 21st Streets in New York City and occupies the full block between 9th and 10th Avenues. You are welcome to attend any of the classes above and to visit us at our beautiful park-like campus in the center of historic Chelsea.