Emory Report

September 20, 1999

 Volume 52, No. 5

Candler School set for 1999-00 Lay Theology Institute courses

Six short-term courses promoting a deeper understanding of faith issues are being offered in 1999-2000 by the School of Theology's Lay Theology Institute (LTI).

LTI courses, held on evenings or weekends, provide stimulus for personal growth regardless of religious or academic background, exploring Christian themes in an ecumenical context. Four of the courses meet once a week for six weeks. The two weekend courses meet Friday evening and Saturday daytime.

The courses, instructors, dates and sites are:

  • "Spirit, Life, Freedom: A Walk Through the Theology of Jürgan Moltmann," by Manfred Hoffman, professor emeritus of church history and historical theology. 7-9 p.m. Tuedays, Sept. 21-Oct. 26, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 731 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.
  • "The Life and Message of Paul," by Arthur Wainwright, professor emeritus of New Testament. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 18-Nov. 22, Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1722 Oak Grove Rd., Decatur.
  • "United Methodism 2000," by Thomas Frank, director of Methodist studies and associate professor of church administration and congregational life. 7-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4-5, Kingswood United Methodist Church, 5015 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody.
  • "Black Theology," by Noel Erskine, associate professor of theology and ethics. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 1-March 7, 2000, Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Rd. SW, Atlanta.
  • "Do What You Have the Power to Do: Nurturing Spirituality in the Congregation Through Biblical Witness," by Helen Bruch Pearson, former Candler School of Theology administrator. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 7-April 11, 2000, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, 5901 Hugh Howell Rd., Stone Mountain.
  • Marriage and Family in an Uncertain World," by Richard Bondi, pastoral psychotherapist and former Candler faculty member. 7-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 28-29, 2000, North Decatur United Methodist Church, 1523 Church St., Decatur.

Cost is $45 per course with registration at least a week in advance ($50 at the door, space permitting); members of partner congregations and members of the Emory community pay only $35 ($40 at the door). Each course carries the option of one continuing education unit.

LTI is a program of Candler's Office of Church Ministries Education, directed by Beth Luton Cook. For more information, call 404-727-6347, send e-mail to <ocme@ emory.edu> or check the web site at <www.emory.edu/ CANDLER/OCME>.

-Elaine Justice

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