Southwest appreciates the importance to clergy and lay leaders of continuing their education and offers several opportunities to earn CEUs.
- Each summer, Seminary of the Southwest presents a week-long continuing education session on the seminary’s campus for clergy and lay leaders. Meant to give you “food for the journey” the content will have practical application back home, and the learning shared with faculty and friends will renew and refresh you. See upcoming session below.
- Lecture series in September (Blandy Lectures), February (Payne Lecture), and March (Harvey Lectures) presented by distinguished scholars and leaders in the Church offer additional learning and renewal opportunities.
Practicing Forgiveness in Challenging Times
June 5-9, 2017
In these challenging times of political, social, religious, and interpersonal conflict, practicing forgiveness helps individuals, families, and communities restore broken relationships. This unique five-day, multi-disciplinary study will explore the practice of forgiveness from a variety of Christian theological and psychological perspectives. Our instructors include members of Southwest’s talented academic faculty, as well as highly qualified, experienced educators from outside the Southwest community, including Dr. Douglas Snyder, Professor of Psychology at Texas A&M University. The unique modular construction of the program, with special pricing for particular sessions, encourages participation from those who cannot devote the entire week to a continuing education course. At the conclusion of the week, all registrants will receive a certificate from Seminary of the Southwest confirming the extent of their participation in the course for purposes of seeking credit for continuing education from their respective governing bodies.
Monday, June 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Rebecca Hall, MSF; Director of Adult Education and Formation, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin and Facilitator, St. Benedict’s Workshop, Austin/San Antonio, Texas
Monday, June 5, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Theological Dimensions of Forgiveness
Anthony Baker, PhD; Clinton S. Quin Professor of Systematic Theology, Seminary of the Southwest
Tuesday, June 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Biblical Perspectives on Forgiveness
Steve Bishop, PhD; Associate Professor of Old Testament, Seminary of the Southwest
Tuesday, June 6, 2:00-4:15 p.m.
Liturgical Practices of Forgiveness
The Rev. Nathan Jennings, PhD; Milton Richardson Associate Professor of Liturgics and Anglican Studies, Seminary of the Southwest
Wednesday, June 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Practicing Forgiveness Through Pastoral Counseling*
The Rev. Dave Scheider, DMin; Director, Loise Henderson Wessendorff Center for Christian Ministry and Vocation
Thursday, June 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-4:15 p.m.
Forgiveness in Intimate Relationships: The Challenge of Infidelity**
Douglas Snyder, PhD; Professor of Psychology, Texas A&M University
Friday, June 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The Rev. Micah Jackson, PhD; Bishop John Elbridge Hines Associate Professor of Preaching and Director of Comprehensive Wellness, Seminary of the Southwest
The Ethics and Spirituality of Forgiveness
Douglas Harrison, Ethicist and Spiritual Director, Austin, Texas
Friday, 11:45-12:30 Closing Eucharist
The Rev. Dave Scheider, DMin, Presiding
Three (3) attendance options are available:
- Full five day course (cost: $450)
- Wednesday and Thursday sessions (cost: $200)
- Thursday session only (cost: $150)
*This offering provides two hours of CEU credit for counselors
**This offering provides four hours of CEU credit for counselors
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