The start of the fall 2016 semester at Candler signals a new season of Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars, presented by the Office of Alumni Relations. These free, one-hour online conversations with Candler faculty members take place from 12:00–1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and are designed to provide new tools for use in your work and ministry. Without leaving their desks, participants view a live presentation, ask questions, and engage in dialogue with faculty members. The upcoming webinars focus on current issues in theological education and spiritual formation.

Strawn September 29, 2016: Brent A. Strawn, Professor of Old Testament and Director of Candler’s Doctor of Ministry degree program

The Doctor of Ministry Degree at Candler School of Theology: Highlights and Reasons for Being

Are you curious about Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degrees, especially the one offered at Candler?  Join the program director, Brent Strawn, for a webinar that will introduce the distinctive aspects that set Candler’s DMin program apart, and why such a program is needed, and how you can benefit. Register now.

Saliers October 12, 2016: Don Saliers, William R. Cannon Professor of Theology and Worship Emeritus and Theologian-in-Residence

Advent: Shaping Our Eschatological Imagination                           

How do the central scriptural images, hymns and sung prayer of the sacred season of Advent form and express the congregation's prophetic hope? What does it mean for us to practice the "future present" of God's rule and reign? Register now.

Smith November 9, 2016: Ted A. Smith, Associate Professor of Preaching and Ethics 

Theological Education Between the Times

Theological education is in a time of profound change. Many long-established institutions are struggling; some are closing. At the same time, new institutions — and new kinds of institutions — are emerging in many different traditions. Changes of this magnitude push us back to the most basic of questions: What is theological education for? Register now.

You can access past webinars on our archives page, where you can continue your Candler education with presentations by Bandy Professor of Preaching Teresa L. Fry Brown, Laney Professor in Moral Leadership Robert M. Franklin Jr., Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation Ellen Ott Marshall, and many more Candler luminaries.