Logia Events

Spring 2019

Logia events are open to all University students and staff.

Book Study:
Starting Wednesday, 13 February, 2:30-4:00 in Seminar Room 1. Caron Gentry will be leading us through her book, This American Moment, which is accessible in an e-format through the University library. Her work tackles the interface of theology and action through an evocative engagement with Reinhold Niebuhr’s Christian realism. All are welcome to this 8-week study (concluding 17 April due to Spring Break), but please RSVP by 8 Feb to cm373@st-andrews.ac.uk due to space constraints.

“Homiletics Workshop: Interpreting a Biblical Text for Preaching,” Saturday, 2 March, from 9:30-12:30. All are invited to a free workshop as Elizabeth Shively (bio below) speaks on how to interpret a biblical text for preaching. We will meet at St Andrews Episcopal Church and are working to provide childcare. Coffee and tea will be provided. While the workshop will be interactive, no prior experience is necessary. Please RSVP to cm373@st-andrews.ac.uk by 25 February and please indicate whether you would need childcare (open to all, not only University students and staff).

Elizabeth Shively learned preaching from Haddon Robinson at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and later earned a PhD in New Testament with a secondary concentration in Homiletics from Emory University where she studied preaching with Tom Long. She later taught courses in preaching and interpreting biblical narrative for preaching at Candler School of theology. In addition, Dr. Shively served for six years on the pastoral staff of Park Street Church in Boston, where she contributed to the preaching and teaching ministry. Currently, she lectures in New Testament at the University of St Andrews. She attends St Andrews Baptist Church, where she serves on the preaching and worship teams.

“In this Together,” Tuesday, 5 March, 11:00-1:30. We will talk about the specific barriers women face in the Divinity disciplines and how we can all be proactive to see these barriers lifted. This interactive workshop will be lead by Christa McKirland and Karen Kiefer with focus on 1) articulating the unique problems facing the Divinity disciplines regarding women in the Academy 2) proposing empowering solutions for everyone to walk away feeling able to be effective change agents both here and wherever they may go from here. Catered lunch provided through a grant from the Proctor’s office. Please RSVP by 1 March to cm373@st-andrews.ac.uk due to space constraints.

“Things Fall Apart: How to Engage with Political Theology in our ‘Dystopian World’?” Logia Workshop Award Winner, Gillian Chu, will present on Tuesday, 23 April, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the SCR. How did you react to the Charlottesville Riots in Virginia? Or the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong? Or the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia? With all the social issues going on, doesn’t it seem like our world is falling apart? How do we critically engage with what is happening around us? Join Gillian Chu, our PGR student from the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics, as we reflect on recent civic actions together! This is designed for up to twelve attendees, so please RSVP to agc22@st-andrews.ac.uk in order to confirm your spot. Tea and light refreshments will be provided.

Fireside Chat:

Amy Plantinga Pauw, Tuesday, 7 May, 1:00p.m.-2:30p.m. in the SCR.


Lisette van Inwagen, Tuesday, 4 June, 10:00-11:30 in the SCR. She will present “To Forgive–Or Not: Two Narratives,” as we kick off the Logos Conference on Reconciliation.

Amy-Jill Levine, Wednesday, 5 June, 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m. in Parliament Hall, will present a paper, “Understanding Jesus means Understanding Judaism,” moderated by Madhavi Nevader. Following this event will be a Fireside chat in the same location.

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