MTSO Events

Many campus events are presented by the Theological Commons at MTSO.

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.

Our archive features video and other resources from past events.

Upcoming events

Williams Institute Lectures
Nov. 1, 7 p.m.
Nov. 2, 10 a.m.

The Rev. Canon Dr. Titus Presler, who has wide experience in theological education and cross-cultural mission in the Episcopal Church and the global Anglican Communion, will deliver two lectures: "Christian-Muslim Maelstrom: Analyzing and Theologizing a Crisis" and "Christian-Muslim Maelstrom: Building Toward a Viable Future." He specializes in the interaction of gospel and cultures, Christian-Muslim relations, and Christianity in Africa and south Asia. Video of these lectures will be Livestreamed and archived.

Bridging the Gap: Using Technology as a Purpose-Driven Tool
Nov. 17, 1 p.m.

MTSO Educational Technology Coordinator Shannon Harper leads a seminar offering the basics of an online ministry or nonprofit program. The presentation will include both live and Internet-based options for participation, real-time Q&A via chat, printable resources, and web-based options for later viewing.

Compassionate Competency
Nov. 30, 1 p.m.

Alex Shanks, faith organizer for Equality Ohio, leads a workshop on LGBTQ competency and safety within faith communities.

Schooler Institute on Preaching
March 14 and 15

The 2017 Schooler Institute will be led by Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary. A sought-after preacher and lecturer, Florence is interested in historical, theological, aesthetic and performative dimensions of preaching and the ways it engages other fields and different traditions.

Archive and resources

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