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Practicing Forgiveness in Challenging Times

Jun 5 - Jun 9
Campus of Seminary of the Southwest

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.

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The Schedule:

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.
Preaching Forgiveness
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)

Click Here to Register for Practicing Forgiveness in Challenging Times

*This offering provides two hours of CEU credit for counselors

**This offering provides four hours of CEU credit for counselors

Online registration will be available in soon.

Please contact laurel.schlueder@ssw.edu with questions about the workshop.