A new calendar year is fast approaching, and with it Candler’s week of “J-term” courses in early January. The 2016 lineup includes a three-day class taught by The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. The one-credit course, “The Leadership of Jesus of Nazareth: God and Good in Motion,” will meet January 5-7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Candler’s Rita Anne Rollins Building.

Wright’s class is open to members of the public as auditors. Candler and the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta have partnered to offer scholarships to Episcopal lay leaders and clergy who wish to audit the course. Scholarship recipients will pay $160 for the course rather than the regular auditor tuition of $310.

To register as an auditor, visit http://tinyurl.com/CandlerCCA, then click the “Register Now” button and select the 2016 J-Term category. The registration deadline for all auditors is December 28. Those interested in the scholarship should contact The Rev. Canon P. Lang Lowrey, director of Episcopal Studies at Candler, at pierce.lang.lowrey.iii@emory.edu before registering. 

Current seminary students or others who wish to take the course for academic credit should contact Candler Registrar Shelly Hart at candlerregistrar@emory.edu by December 15 for information on costs and procedures for enrolling. 

Wright has been bishop of the diocese since June 2012. Prior to that, he served for ten years as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta. He earned his MDiv from Virginia Theological Seminary, and has received honorary doctorate of divinity degrees from VTS and Sewanee: The University of the South.

Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.