To commemorate its Centennial, Candler is hosting two major events during the 2014-2015 academic year: A Fall Celebration that is commemorative and focuses on story, memory and celebration, and a Spring Academic Conference that emphasizes prophecy in the sense of speaking a word that challenges the world - and examines the 21st century's dire dilemmas and wondrous opportunities, providing a distinctive Candler vision of how to approach them.
Fall convocation on August 28 marked the beginning of Candler School of Theology's 100th academic year with gratitude for the past and anticipation for the future. Highlights of the program included the installation of a new chaired professor, an address by Carl Holladay, a litany of dedication for Phase II of Candler's new building, and the official start of Candler's centennial celebration.
Pitts Theology Library opens in new space in Candler building
Emory News Center, August 5
The Newnan-Times Herald, August 3
Bishop Gene Robinson and the refugee crisis at the border
State of Belief, August 2
Visit a church of your choice to receive a blessing
TriCities.com, August 2
Strawn Discusses Impact of the Pope on CNN
CNN, July 29
Achieving change without violence
Democrat and Chronicle, July 29
Old Testament Comes Alive at OUUMC
HottyToddy.com, July 29
LaFayette Memoir Receives Award
This issue focuses on endings and beginnings and the link between them: exploring the rituals at the end of life and the birth of congregations in the neighborhoods that surround us; stemming the tide of systemic injustice and forging new ministries; and celebrating Candler's beginnings as we honor its 100th anniversary.
Rev. Brian Combs (06T) has been building intentional community with people who live on the streets since he graduated. Combs' ministry at Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, N.C. seeks to be a place of welcome and worship for all.