As a new semester begins, Candler’s Office of Alumni Relations presents a fresh slate of Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars. These free, one-hour online conversations with Candler faculty members take place from 12:00-1:00 p.m. (EST) 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. Upcoming webinars will focus on issues surrounding Scripture, church music, and career guidance.

LeMonJanuary 18, 2017:  Joel M. LeMon, Associate Professor of Old Testament

Violence Against Children in the Bible: The Challenge of Psalm 137

Psalm 137 is infamous for its last line: “Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock” (NRSV). This webinar will explore the various ways that interpreters have perceived the psalm’s violent imagery to be problematic, and what they have done to change the psalm. How have these attempts to reframe or expunge the psalm’s violent imagery created other, even more difficult problems? Register now.

Abbington February 15, 2017:  James Abbington, Associate Professor of Church Music and Worship

The State of Congregational Song in the Church

How would you describe congregational singing in your local church context? In this webinar, we will explore how congregational song in the church helps contribute to Christian formation, and how it can teach theological principles. Register now.

Kelly March 15, 2017: Anne Kelly, Director of Career Services

Storytelling for Career Guidance

Being able to share your vocational journey through well-crafted stories can ease the discomfort of those experiencing career growing pains. In this webinar, we’ll explore the common career turning points at various stages and ages, and how your own vocational story can help others in both religious and secular fields make career decisions as they respond to their own calls. 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.