Ministers Week Set for February 7-9 at Perkins School of Theology
Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University will host Ministers Week February 7-9, 2011 at the
“What’s a Christian to Do? – Thinking Faithfully about War and Peace in Troubled Times” is the theme for this year’s gathering.
Registration, pricing, event details, and lodging information are available at smu.edu/perkins/publicprograms.
Lectures to Be Presented
Joseph L. Allen, Professor Emeritus of Ethics at Perkins, will present the opening lecture, “Onward, Christian Soldiers? Christian Thinking on War and Peace.”
Miguel De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics at Iliff School of Theology in
Nicole L. Johnson, Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Religious Studies at the University of Mount Union in
Laura J. Bender, Command Chaplain, USS New York will present the Martin Lecture, “Military Ministry: Religion, Conflict, and the Realities of War.”
Robin W. Lovin, Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics at SMU will present the Faculty Lecture, “Shaping the Emerging Global Order: Christianity, War, and the Nation-State.”
The Fondren Lectures, “Dialogues on War and Peace,” feature four eminent theologians, including: J. Philip Wogaman, Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.; Glen Harold Strassen, Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in California; D. Stephen Long, Professor of Systematic Theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Kevin M. Carnahan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religion at Central Methodist University in Missouri.
Perkins Ministers Week is held annually, generally on the first Monday through Wednesday in February. This continuing education program includes endowed lectureships, a variety of worship services, workshops, and symposia, drawing participants from throughout the