The AU Department of Religious Studies will host the upcoming Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lecture in Christian Education, March 7-8, 2005. Under the theme, Young Adults and The Practice of Faith, the two-day lecture series is open to pastors, teachers in congregations, and the public. The Christian education lecture series will feature Dr. Sara Wenger Shenk, associate dean and associate professor of Christian Education and Dr. N. Gerald Shenk, professor of church and society. The Shenk’s come to AU for the lecture series the Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lecture Series was established to support, enhance, and promote the academic study of Christian Education and assist Christian Education professionals in the areas of teaching and related ministries.
The following schedule has been determined for the Pearl Toon Smith Memorial
Lecture in Christian Education:
Monday, March 7, 2005:
(7:30 p.m.) Reardon Auditorium Lobby
“They are my stories and they aren’t”--the individual in formation.
(8:45 p.m.) Open Reception
Tuesday, March 8, 2005:
(8:15-9:30 a.m.) Decker Hall, room 133
“Looking out for yourself and others”---the community in formation.
(10-10:50 a.m.) Reardon Auditorium
“Spirituality that addresses life in its entirety”---practices in formation.
(11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.)
“How will we ever know what God is?”—transformation of ways of knowing (Hartung Hall, room 355).
“God and the world become more complex”—formation in conversation with people of other narratives and practices (School of Theology, room 114).
Luncheon Presentation by Courtney Award Recipients in the Kane Dining Room, Olt Student Center. Meal provided with RSVP.
Final Session in Reardon Auditorium Lobby: Young Adults within & without the Church: Knowing God, Knowing Others, Knowing Ourselves (with a panel).
For more information about the Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lecture Series, please contact Dr. Alan Overstreet, assistant professor of Christian Education and Ministry in the AU Department of Religious Studies at (765)-641-4500.
Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education and theology.