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We are living in tumultuous times in which people fear for their rights, their safety, and their very lives. People of faith are looking for ways to live out their faith in response to these fears but sometimes lack the training or theological basis for their work. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary's For Such A Time As This webinars seek to respond to the needs of clergy, lay people, and congregations with theological education and practical tools to live out their faith-based activism.

The webinars will:

  • be based on a common theme, but from different disciplines;
  • be offered for over a lunch hour (Central Time Zone);
  • be one of two styles of webinars (presentation or panel discussion both with Q & A);
  • include a provocative question with concrete application/action.

Goals:

  • To be a balm to an anxious system;
  • To be a resource to individuals and churches;
  • To provide theological grounding for faith-based activism;
  • To provide practical applications/actions for individuals and congregations.

Upcoming Webinars

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Webinar Recordings

The Relational Meeting: Christian Leaders in Search of Strength and Anger

The Relational Meeting: Christian Leaders in Search of Strength and Anger

Recorded April 25, 2017 | Scripture Passage: John 4: 1-26

Webinar Leaders:

  • Dr. Angela Cowser, director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience and assistant professor of sociology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Rev. Yehiel Curry, mission developer/pastor of Shekinah Chapel Lutheran Church

Webinar Description:

Jesus spent his time relationally - with God, with the disciples, with women, with sinners, with followers. From that relational work, he shaped and taught his disciples how to do ministry, prepared them for violence and death and resurrection, taught them a new faith, ate with them, walked the streets with them, challenged them, went to work with them, etc. In other words, he entered an anxious system, and both calmed it down and stirred it up. This was his primary mode and method for "doing ministry".

In this webinar, we will discuss the theology of the relational meeting through Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan Woman at the Well. We will spend time exegeting that pericope through the lens of the relational meeting, provide practical application, and 1-2 concrete actions that the webinar participants can do.

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Proclaiming Justice: The Challenge for the Church

Proclaiming Justice: The Challenge for the Church

Recorded October 30, 2017

Webinar Leaders:

  • Rev. Dr. Gennifer B. Brooks, Ernest and Bernice Styberg professor of preaching and director of the Styberg Preaching Institute at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Ray Jr., Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher professor of systematic theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Webinar Description:

On November 15-16, 2017, Garrett-Evangelical's Styberg Preaching Institute will be hosting, "Proclaiming Justice: The Challenge for the Church." This conference will touch on key issues like unemployment, immigration, violence, healthcare, #BlackLivesMatter, DACA, racism, mass incarceration, homelessness, and poverty. These issues and more plague many in our society, and they cry out for justice. The whole people of God cry out to God whose name is justice. God calls the church to prophetic witness and to proclaim justice for all people. 

During this webinar, Drs. Gennifer Brooks and Stephen Ray will give you a taste of the education and encouragement that will be provided in more depth at this event and answer some of your questions. We hope to help you become more active in proclaiming and working actively for justice in your church, community, society and the world.

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