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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.


John Swinton public lecture
Jan. 26
John Swinton, chair of divinity and religious studies at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, speaks on the topic “Time, Hospitality and Belonging: Towards a Practical Theology of Disability.”¬†Trained as a nurse, chaplain and theologian, Swinton teaches multidisciplinary courses in healthcare and spirituality.

Schooler Institute on Preaching
Feb. 23-24
Valerie Bridgeman and Jorge Lockward will lead the 2015 Schooler Institute. The event is presented at no cost to participants, but advance registration is required. Learn more and register here.

Annual Lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue
April 15
“Religions of India in America” is this year’s lecture, to be delivered by Vasudha Narayanan, distinguished professor of religion at the University of Florida and past president of the American Academy of Religion.

 Archive and Resources

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