Many campus events are presented by the Theological Commons at MTSO.
We welcome the public to MTSO events, which range from multi-day institutes and workshops to faculty and guest lectures.
Our archive features video and other resources from past events.
Fall Admissions Open House
Oct. 22, 9 a.m.
Highlights include opportunities to sit in on a class, attend chapel, tour apartments and residence halls, explore MTSO’s many financial aid options, and talk with current students, faculty and admissions counselors.
Williams Institute Lectures
Nov. 5, 1 and 7 p.m.
Author and scholar Pamela Lightsey, associate professor of constructive theology at Meadville Lombard Theological School, presents two lectures: “Dying Towards Life: A Queer Womanist Theology of Hope” and “Soul Tending Amidst Body Snatchers.”
Reading Noah's Ark in the Age of Climate Change
Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
Georgetown University faculty member and ordained rabbi Julia Watts Belser brings ancient texts into conversation with disability studies, queer theory, feminist thought and environmental ethics. She will speak at MTSO about Jewish stories on gender, disability and the politics of survival.
Schooler Institute on Preaching
March 3 and 4
O. Wesley Allen Jr., the Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics at Perkins School of Theology, leades the 2020 Schooler Institute. An ordained United Methodist elder and a prolific author. Allen’s books include Preaching in the Era of Trump.
Review printed material and watch video from past Theological Commons events.