Candler is hosting a wide variety of public events this spring. Join us in exploring how theology intersects with current issues in our world. 

Featured Events This Semester: 

TheoEd Talks
February 9 · 4:00–6:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta · $15 general admission/free for students; registration required
 

Candler’s program in public theological education is partnering with First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta to present TheoEd Talks, an ecumenical speaker series where leaders in the church and the academy share “the talk of their lives” in 20 minutes or less, aimed at sparking conversations that affect the way people think about God, religion and the power of faith to change lives. The event will feature Episcopal priest and womanist biblical interpretation scholar Wil Gafney; Plywood People founder and “Love or Work” podcast hosts Jeff and André Shinabarger; Catholic priest and scholar-activist Bryan Massingale; and therapist and “The Liturgists” podcast co-host Hillary L. McBride. Purchase tickets here. First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta is located at 1328 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

The McDonald Lectures with Roberto S. Goizueta
February 12: “In Christ: Salvation, Deification, and the Option for the Poor”
11:00 a.m.—12:45 p.m.; Candler School of Theology, Room 252
March 31: “Christ on the Border: Retrieving a Dangerous Memory”
4:00—5:30 p.m.; Candler School of Theology, Room 360
Free; registration required

Roberto S. Goizueta, the 2019-2020 distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture, is the Margaret O’Brien Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology Emeritus at Boston College. Register here for the February 12 lecture by February 4. Register here for the March 31 lecture by March 23. Candler School of Theology is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

A chronological list of all events is below.

Exhibition: “Thy Kingdom Come: American Evangelicalism from George Whitefield to Contemporary Politics”
Ongoing through March 20
Pitts Theology Library Exhibit Gallery • Free • Guided tours available

Pitts Theology Library’s spring exhibition pushes against monolithic portrayals of evangelicalism in the media and seeks to show the significance of this movement within the broader American culture. The exhibition is open during regular library hours. Guided tours will be held on January 17, January 31, and February 21 at 1:00 p.m. For more information or to sign up for a guided tour, call 404-727-0645 or visit http://bit.ly/pittstours. Pitts Theology Library is located at Candler School of Theology on the main campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Aquinas Day Lecture: “‘Who Do You Say That I Am?’ Questions of Identity in Theology and Politics”
January 30 • 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 360 • Free; registration required 

Candler’s Catholic Studies Program and Aquinas Center of Theology present guest speaker Andrew Prevot, associate professor of theology at Boston College. Register here. Candler School of Theology is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Lecture: “The Story of Christian Art as Iconography”
February 4 • 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required 

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology presents guest speaker Panayiotis Papageorgiou, presiding presbyter of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta. Register here. Candler School of Theology is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Annual Emory Sacred Harp Sing
February 8 • 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary • Free

The annual Emory Sacred Harp Sing features a cappella shape-note singing from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., a potluck “Dinner on the Grounds” from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., and more singing from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, with no prior experience necessary. Hymnals provided. Contact Anne Marie McLean at anne.marie.mclean@emory.edu with questions or for more information. Cannon Chapel is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.

TheoEd Talks
February 9 · 4:00–6:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta · $15 general admission/free for students; registration required

Candler’s program in public theological education is partnering with First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta to present TheoEd Talks, an ecumenical speaker series where leaders in the church and the academy share “the talk of their lives” in 20 minutes or less, aimed at sparking conversations that affect the way people think about God, religion and the power of faith to change lives. The event will feature Episcopal priest and womanist biblical interpretation scholar Wil Gafney; Plywood People founder and “Love or Work” podcast hosts Jeff and André Shinabarger; Catholic priest and scholar-activist Bryan Massingale; and therapist and “The Liturgists” podcast co-host Hillary L. McBride. Purchase tickets here. First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta is located at 1328 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

McDonald Lecture with Roberto S. Goizueta: “In Christ: Salvation, Deification, and the Option for the Poor”  
February 12 • 11:00 a.m.—12:45 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Roberto S. Goizueta, the 2019-2020 distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture, is the Margaret O’Brien Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology Emeritus at Boston College. Register here by February 4. Candler School of Theology is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Black Arts Gala
February 24 • 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology Atrium • Free; registration required

Candler’s Black Student Caucus kicks off its annual Heritage Week with a Black Arts Gala showcasing art pieces that represent Mother Africa, as well as musical stylings and poetry presented by students and local Atlanta artists. Register here. Candler School of Theology is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Film Screening: “Foot Soldiers: Class of 1964”
February 26 • 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

As part of its annual Heritage Week, Candler’s Black Student Caucus will host a film screening of the documentary “Foot Soldiers: Class of 1964.” The film tells the story of the women of Spelman College’s Class of 1964 who, as college freshmen, participated in the largest coordinated series of civil rights protests in Atlanta’s history. A discussion and opportunity to organize in small groups will follow the screening. Register here. Candler School of Theology is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

“What’s Next?” Lecture Series: “#ChurchToo”
March 3 • 7:30—9:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology presents guest speaker Natalia Imperatori-Lee, associate professor of religious studies and Catholic Studies coordinator at Manhattan College. This lecture is the fourth installment of the “What’s Next?” series exploring the role of laity in the Catholic Church. Register here. Candler School of Theology is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Caminemos con Jesús: An Evening of Story and Song
March 4 • 7:30—9:00 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary • Free; registration required

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology will celebrate the 25th anniversary of spring 2020 McDonald Chair Roberto S. Goizueta’s seminal work Caminemos con Jesús and the release of Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture and Director of Catholic Studies Antonio Alonso’s new collection of Cuban liturgical music by the same name. The event will feature spoken reflections in English and Spanish and music by Alonso and others. Register here. Cannon Chapel is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Service of Word: Hymn Fest
March 5 • 11:05 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary • Free

Join the Candler community for a bilingual (Spanish/English) festival of singing, presenting the new hymnal resource Santo, Santo, Santo: Cantos para el pueblo de Dios (Holy, Holy, Holy: Songs for the People of God) (GIA Publications, 2019). Cannon Chapel is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Safebed Community Forum
March 12 • 7:00—9:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 102 • Free; registration required

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology will host a community discussion around Atlanta’s sex trafficking crisis and the need for “safe beds” for those being harmed. The event will be facilitated by local leaders and Wheaton College students. Register here. Candler School of Theology is on the main campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Anna Julia Cooper Lecture: “Colored Orneriness as Critical Companion in U.S. Democracy”
March 19 • 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Candler’s Black Church Studies program presents Emilie Townes, Dean and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt Divinity School. In her lecture, Townes will explore what she calls “colored orneriness” as a moral ideal that can provide a critical prophetic lens for black communities and churches in the U.S. that suffer and resist relentless systemic oppression. Register here. Candler School of Theology is on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Dean’s Lecture: “Leaders Lead: The ABCs (and DEF and Gs)”
March 25 • 11:00 a.m.—12:45 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252; Free; registration required

Guest speaker Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben (retired) served as the 26th Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Navy. In her lecture, Kibben will explore the rich tradition of leadership development laid out in Scripture, and the responsibility for current leaders to carry it on. Register here. Candler School of Theology is on the main campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

McDonald Lecture with Roberto S. Goizueta: “Christ on the Border: Retrieving a Dangerous Memory”
March 31 • 4:00—5:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 360 • Free; registration required

Roberto S. Goizueta, the 2019-2020 distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture, is the Margaret O’Brien Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology Emeritus at Boston College. Register here by March 23. Candler School of Theology is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Nancy Eiesland Endowment Lecture: “Learning to See: Disability, Friendship, and the Christian Life”
April 2 • 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required 

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology, in partnership with L'Arche Atlanta and with additional funding provided by the Dr. Nancy Eiesland Endowment for Disability Studies, presents guest speaker Miguel Romero, assistant professor at Salve Regina University. Register here. Candler School of Theology is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Catherine of Siena Lecture: “Seeking Wholeness in an Age of Fragments”
April 16 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary • Free; registration required

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology presents guest speaker Ilia Delio, Franciscan Sister and holder of the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University. Register here. Candler School of Theology is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Candler All-Choir Concert
April 20 • 7:30—8:30 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary • Free

All are invited to the first Candler All-Choir Concert featuring the Candler Singers, the Candler Voices of Imani, the Candler Chorale, and the Candler Faculty/Staff Choir. A reception will precede the concert at 6:30 p.m. in Brooks Commons. Cannon Chapel is located on the main campus of Emory University, at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322. 

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