Alumni Webinars

Alumni Webinars

Candler Development and Alumni Relations brings Candler faculty to you! No conference fees, no travel expenses, no leaving your desk - just an hour with one of Candler's fine faculty. Using the GoToWebinar platform, these webinars will enable you to view a live PowerPoint presentation, ask questions, and engage in conversation with your favorite faculty. We hope Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars will give you tools for use in your work and ministry.

Upcoming Webinars

Here is the line-up for the fall semester. Sign up today!
November 11: The Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown, Professor of Homiletics and Director of Black Church Studies
Power and Paucity of 21st Century Preaching
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December 4: The Rev. Dr. Joel M. LeMon, Associate Professor of Old Testament
Though the Earth Should Change: Psalms for a Planet in Crisis
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Archived Webinars

Couldn't make it to the live session? Watch past webinars here.

2014 Webinars

January 16, 2014: Dr. Elizabeth Corrie, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Youth Education and Peacebuilding and Director of the Youth Theological Initiative
The Church as Peacemaker in the War on Kids: How Pastors Can Make the Church a Safe Place for Youth

February 19, 2014: Dr. Don E. Saliers, William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship, Emeritus
The Psalms of Lament
March 18, 2014: Dr. Gregory C. Ellison, II, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Cut Dead but Still Alive

April 24, 2014: Dr. Carol A. Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament; Director of the Graduate Division of Religion,
and Dr. Jennifer R. Ayres, Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Religious Education Program
Food and Faith: Eating as a Spiritual Practice

September 30, 2014: Dr. Jan Love, Dean and Professor of Christianity and World Politics
The State of the School: Entering Our 100th Year

October 8, 2014: Dr. Gary S. Hauk, Vice President and Deputy to the President, Emory University
Religion and Reason Joined: Candler at One Hundred

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2013 Webinars

January 23, 2013: Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching
Proclaiming the Resurrection: Preaching the Easter Sermon

February 25, 2013: Dr. Jennifer R. Ayres, Assistant Professor of Religious Education
Discovering a Life: How Working For Social Justice Shapes Christian Life

March 21, 2013: Dr. David S. Pacini, Professor of Historical Theology
Prayer and Transformation: Meditation as a Practice of New-Mindedness

April 16, 2013: Dr. Anthony A. Briggman, Assistant Professor of the History of Early Christianity
From Chemistry to Christology: An Early Christian Conception of Jesus

September 20, 2013: Dr. Ted A. Smith, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Ethics
Preaching without Notes: Worship in an Age of Authenticity

October 2, 2013: The Rev. Barbara Day Miller, Associate Dean of Worship and Music,
and Dr. Ed Phillips, Associate Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology
O Come, Emmanuel: The Sundays in Advent

November 6, 2013: Dr. David O. Jenkins, Associate Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology, Director of International Initiatives, Director of Contextual Education I
Leadership for Short-Term Missions and International Partnerships

December 6, 2013: Dr. Brent A. Strawn, Professor of Old Testament
Why You Need a Doctorate: Introducing Candler’s New Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Degree

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-Laura Merrill 95T, Superintendent of the McAllen District of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference of the UMC