A Celebration: The Rita Anne Rollins Building is Named

In recognition of the support of the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation of Atlanta, Emory University has named Phase I of the new Candler School of Theology building in memory of the late Rita Anne Rollins. A special service of naming was held in conjunction with Spring Convocation on January 16, with Emory University President James W. Wagner and President Emeritus James T. Laney speaking. Members of the Rollins family and past Candler deans James L. Waits and Russell E. Richey joined Dean Jan Love as special guests. Read more »

Author Thomas Lynch takes the McDonald Chair

Critically acclaimed American poet, essayist, and undertaker Thomas Lynch joins us this semester as the McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and their Impact on Culture. The author of five collections of poems and three books of essays, Lynch will team-teach a class called “The Poetics of the Sermon” with Bandy Professor of Preaching Thomas G. Long and offer two public lectures in his role as McDonald Chair. Read more »

Dollars and Sense: Candler focuses on financial literacy

Financial literacy

Two recent grants are fueling a new emphasis on teaching financial literacy at Candler. This fall Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded the school $250,000 to developa model curriculum for improving student financial literacy. Awarded as part of a Lilly Endowment initiative to address economic challenges facing future ministers, this gift will build on work funded by an earlier grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, which sponsored multi-faceted learning opportunities ranging from the “Simple Enough?” lecture series on living within your means to this fall’s cooking classes designed to teach students how to make healthy, economical meals. Read more »

What Wondrous Love is This? A Resource for Lent

What Wonderous LoveTwo of Candler’s most distinctive features—its distinguished faculty and its impressive collection of art by John August Swanson—come together in What Wondrous Love: Holy Week in Word and Art, a new DVD and study guide designed for the Lenten season. Read more »

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