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.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist and historian Garry Wills, who has been at Candler this semester as a distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture, will deliver his second and final McDonald Lecture on Wednesday, December 3 at 11:00 a.m. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Students Take Part in New Church Leadership Academy
NGUMC, November 20
Hanciles Comments On Immigration And The Church
Deseret News, November 11
Branscomb, Candler Alum, New Pastor At Ebenezer UMC
Rockdale Citizen, November 10
The Rev. Leon Precise, Candler Alum, Remembered
AL.com, November 9
Watson Addresses United Methodist Council of Bishops
United Methodist News Service, November 7
The Rev. Leon Precise, Candler Alum, Obituary
AL.com, November 4
Franklin Discusses Link Between Church Life and Higher Education
Deseret News National , November 4
Walking the Talk
My Journey to Seminary
A Culture Worth Celebrating
Oh, The Places You'll Go
Candler Singers to Lead Evensong November 16
This Centennial Commemorative Edition of Connection focuses on the 100-year anniversary of Candler School of Theology. As we celebrate our centennial, we reflect on the legacy of the school and the individuals, events and ideas that shaped us. We recognize 56 men and women as Centennial Medalists for their extraordinary service to the school, the church and society, explore facets of our past, and reminisce about our most memorable Candler moments. Understanding from whence we've come will empower us to continue moving forward with God as we seek to embody our prophetic call.
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.