Lifelong Learning

2013-2014 Institute of Preaching Retreat III

Monday, April 28, 2014 (All day) to Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (All day)
Georgia
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host the Institute of Preaching, a nine-month program of three retreats designed to help clergy from the Florida and Western North Carolina conferences of the United Methodist Church improve their preaching.

During each retreat, participants will hear from recognized authorities on preaching (both practitioners and Duke faculty) and also work with other participants in small peer groups, discussing their ministries and reviewing each other's sermons. All full-time elders and local pastors serving in either conference are eligible to apply.

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2013-2014 Institute of Preaching Retreat II

Monday, January 13, 2014 (All day) to Wednesday, January 15, 2014 (All day)
Florida
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host the Institute of Preaching, a nine-month program of three retreats designed to help clergy from the Florida and Western North Carolina conferences of the United Methodist Church improve their preaching.

During each retreat, participants will hear from recognized authorities on preaching (both practitioners and Duke faculty) and also work with other participants in small peer groups, discussing their ministries and reviewing each other's sermons. All full-time elders and local pastors serving in either conference are eligible to apply.

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2013-2014 Institute of Preaching Retreat I

Sunday, September 15, 2013 (All day) to Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (All day)
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host the Institute of Preaching, a nine-month program of three retreats designed to help clergy from the Florida and Western North Carolina conferences of the United Methodist Church improve their preaching.

During each retreat, participants will hear from recognized authorities on preaching (both practitioners and Duke faculty) and also work with other participants in small peer groups, discussing their ministries and reviewing each other's sermons. All full-time elders and local pastors serving in either conference are eligible to apply.

Learn more or apply

2013 Convocation & Pastors' School

Monday, October 14, 2013 (All day) to Tuesday, October 15, 2013 (All day)
Duke Divinity School
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host the 2013 Convocation & Pastors' School, an intensive two-day conference that offers lectures, worship, and seminars for Christian leaders of all traditions. This annual event is a colloboration with the North Carolina and Western North Carolina conferences of the United Methodist Church. The convocation also includes alumni gatherings.

Speakers at this year's conference will include: James K.A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College and senior fellow of The Colossian Forum on Faith, Science and Culture; Jorge Acevedo, lead pastor at Grace Church, a multi-site United Methodist congregation in Southwest Florida; and Laceye Warner, executive vice dean, associate professor of the practice of evangelism and Methodist studies, and Royce and Jane Reynolds teaching fellow at Duke Divinity School.

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Kenneth Clark Lecture Series, "Of Bridegrooms and Virgins: Jesus and Jewish Women" with Amy-Jill Levine

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:30pm
0016 Westbrook
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will sponsor the second and final lecture in the 2013 Kenneth W. Clark Lecture Series featuring Amy-Jill Levine speaking on "Of Bridegrooms and Virgins: Jesus and Jewish Women."

Levine is the University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Science. She is also an affiliated professor with the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations in  Cambridge, U.K.

The professor holds a B.A. from Smith College, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. Levine also has honorary doctorates from the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the University of South Carolina-Upstate, Drury University, and Christian Theological Seminary.

Her recent books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus and The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (co-authored with Douglas Knight). With Marc Brettler, she edited the Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford).

A self-described Yankee Jewish feminist, Levine is a member of Congregation Sherith Israel, an Orthodox Synagogue in Nashville, Tenn.

More information about the 2013 Kenneth Clark Lectures

Kenneth Clark Lecture Series, “’I didn't mean to sound anti-Jewish': Historical Ignorance, Cultural Stereotype, and New Testament Interpretation” with Amy-Jill Levine

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:15am
0016 Westbrook
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will sponsor the 2013 Kenneth W. Clark Lecture Series featuring Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Science. She is also an affiliated professor with the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations in  Cambridge, U.K.

Levine will present two lectures. The first lecture, “’I didn't mean to sound anti-Jewish': Historical Ignorance, Cultural Stereotype, and New Testament Interpretation,” will be held Feb. 20 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. The second and final lecture, "Of Bridegrooms and Virgins: Jesus and Jewish Women," will be Feb. 21 from 12:20 to 1:30 p.m. Both lectures will be in 0016 Westbrook Building of the Divinity School.

The professor holds a B.A. from Smith College, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. Levine also has honorary doctorates from the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the University of South Carolina-Upstate, Drury University, and Christian Theological Seminary.

Her recent books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus and The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (co-authored with Douglas Knight). With Marc Brettler, she edited the Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford).

A self-described Yankee Jewish feminist, Levine is a member of Congregation Sherith Israel, an Orthodox Synagogue in Nashville, Tenn.

More information about the 2013 Kenneth Clark Lectures

2012 Convocation & Pastors' School Recordings Available

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Audio, video, and photos from the October event are now available.

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Audio and video recordings from the 2012 Convocation & Pastors' School, Form/Reform: Cultivating Christian Leaders, are now available through iTunes U.

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Celebrate the City

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Andy Crouch, who will lecture at the 2012 Convocation & Pastors' School Oct. 15-16, discusses what it means for Christians to be fully involved in the life of thriving cities.

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2013 Summer Course of Study

Sunday, June 30, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, July 25, 2013 (All day)
Duke Divinity School
events@div.duke.edu or (919) 613-5323

Duke Divinity School will hold its annual summer session for the Course of Study for Ordained Ministry. During the four-week summer session, students enroll in four courses and complete one year of study.

The Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church established the Course of Study an alternate educational route for persons seeking to serve as pastors in United Methodist congregations.

The Divinity School works with the board to offer the course of study program each summer and on a part-time basis on weekends throughout the academic year. Course instructors include faculty and staff of the Divinity School and other universities and institutions.

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Engaging Both High and Low Culture

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Richard J. Mouw, who will lecture at the 2012 Convocation & Pastors' School Oct. 15-16, asks whether we have to choose between highbrow and lowbrow when promoting the life and mission of the church.

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