Perkins Lay School of Theology
Spirituality and the book of First Corinthians are the topics for the semi-annual Perkins Lay School of Theology at
The New Testament epistle of First Corinthians displays the church in the raw, the church most Christians belong to, know well, and even perpetuate – factions, sexual immorality, gender issues, money issues, theological questions, Christian know-it-alls, people suing people, problems in worship, problems with leadership.
Through it all, the Apostle Paul calls them saints.” Dr. Clark-Soles will explore why. Ordained in the
Between the easy believability of “happy-clappy” Christianity and the gentle cynicis of the disaffected, lies a way forward to a life of holy adventure. Dr. Schmidt will help participants explore the choices they can make to find the middle way, marked by spiritual consciousness, realism, energy, and focus. An Episcopal priest and a member of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars, Dr. Schmidt’s research interests include the historical Jesus and spirituality. Among his publications are What God Wants for Your Life, Finding Answers to the Deepest Questions; Conversations with Scripture: When Suffering Persists; The Changing Face of God; and A Still Small Voice: Women, Ordination and the Church.
Gathering and at-the-door registration are from 8:15 to 9 a.m. The concurrent classes are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., breaking for lunch. Registration fees range from $49 to $65, varying with mode and timing; all include lunch. Continuing education units are available. Questions or to register: www.smu.edu/perkins/publicpro grams or call 214-768-2251.
The Houston Lay School of Theology is sponsored by Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology, in cooperation with the
For more information, contact:
Rev. Shelli Williams
Minister for Education and Executive Director of
713-528-0527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.