News Release:

Sep. 12,  2011

Candler Faculty Reach Out to Community to Provide Christian Perspectives on Modern Life

Five Candler School of Theology faculty will explore questions about the Church’s role and identity in today’s changing world in a series of free public lectures this fall at Decatur First United Methodist Church.

“Christian Perspectives on Modern Life” is sponsored by Candler’s Bill Mallard Lay Theology Institute, which offers lectures and seminars each year to provide stimulating theological study to persons regardless of their religious or academic background.

Christian Perspectives on Modern Life lectures

“What is the 21st Century Church?” Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.

Bob Winstead, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Church Leadership and Director of the Office of Lifelong Learning

“Can the Church Relate to the Modern World?” Thursday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.

Bishop Woodie White, Bishop-in-Residence

“Will Our Youth Have Faith?” Thursday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

Beth Corrie, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Youth Education and Peacebuilding and Director of the Youth Theological Initiative

“Has the Methodist DNA Changed?” Thursday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.

Bill Daniel, Associate Professor in the Practice of History and Mission

“Is the World Still Our Parish?” Thursday, October 13, 7:00 p.m.

Wesley de Souza, Arthur J. Moore Associate Professor in the Practice of Evangelism

Lectures take place in the Decatur First United Methodist Church Chapel at 318 Sycamore Street, which is located at the corner of Sycamore Street and Commerce Drive, one block south of the main sanctuary.  Free parking is available behind the Decatur First United Methodist Church Sanctuary on 300 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, at the corner of East Ponce de Leon Avenue and Commerce Drive. A shuttle will run between the parking lot and the chapel.

Free childcare will be provided by advance reservation. For childcare reservations or for additional information about this series, contact the Decatur First United Methodist Church Office at 404-378-4541.