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MTSO’s campus events are presented
by the Theological Commons.

As a theological school, we believe we are called to share our intellectual resources with the church and the world in numerous ways, through the education of our students and in dialogue with our broader community.

We do this in part through the Theological Commons, a learning network built on partnerships of scholarship, inquiry and practice. By offering events, learning resources and continuing conversation, the Theological Commons promotes the sharing of knowledge and experience between students, faculty, clergy and the public for the benefit of all participants and those they serve.


Exhibition: “Liberation from Bondage”
Oct. 29-Nov. 13
Paintings and sculptures by Columbus-based artists Lynda McClanahan, Sarah Hahn, Sherry Farris and Ellice Park will be displayed in the Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Park, an MTSO student. A public panel discussion with artists and MTSO faculty will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Alford Centrum.

Terence Fretheim lectures on the care of creation
Nov. 12
Scholar and author Terence Fretheim will deliver a public lecture titled “God’s Dependence on Creatures for the Care of Creation” at 1 p.m. in the Alford Centrum. Fretheim is the Elva B. Lovell Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., and the author of books including “God and World in the Old Testament: A Relational Theology of Creation.”  

Schooler Institute on Preaching
Feb. 23-24, 2015
Save the date for the 2015 Schooler Institute on Preaching. The Institute was established in 1989 and is presented at no cost to participants thanks to a generous grant from the Schooler Family Foundation.

 Archive and Resources

Review printed material and watch video from past Theological Commons events.