Saturday, October 30, 2010

UTI 30th Anniversary Celebration: Highlights

The Urban Theological Institute of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia is celebrating its 30th Anniversary, and October 13-15 marked three days of special events including a Celebration of Africa American Sacred Music, including a special address by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, a Worship Celebration with guest preacher the Rev. Dr. Carolyn A. Knight, and a Gala Reception and Banquet with keynote speaker the Rev. Dr. James. A Forbes, Jr. Event proceeds benefit the Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr., Chair in African American Studies.

The Rev. Dr. Carolyn A. Knight preaching:


Keynote speaker the Rev. Dr. James. A Forbes, Jr.:


View photo slide shows, find links to photo galleries, and links to give to the Wright Chair on the UTI 30th Anniversary website.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Convocation: Theological Education in the Changing Context of World Christianity

The Rev. Dr. Dietrich Werner, coordinator of Ecumenical Theological Education for the World Council of Churches, presented the October 5, 2010 convocation on "Theological Education in the changing context of World Christianity - an unfinished agenda: Global and ecumenical perspectives from the Edinburgh 2010 process and beyond" at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. The lecture was part of the seminary's 2010-2011 academic year series of lectures on the theme Theological Education in the Changed Context of the Church and Society. Dr. Werner was also at the seminary to join his colleagues for the annual board of trustees meeting of the Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia (FTESEA) as it marks its 75th anniversary. 

The text of Dr. Werner's lecture is available online on the FTESEA website.