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.
Winter Admissions Open House
Jan. 21, 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.
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, leads the 2020 Schooler Institute. An ordained United Methodist elder and a prolific author, Allen will lecture and lead workshops on the theme "Preaching Mark as Parable."
Providing Sanctuary as Witness: Standing in Solidarity with Immigrants
March 24, 7 p.m.
MTSO welcomes Isaac Villegas, pastor of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship, who will tell the story of his church and other activist communities as they engage in tactics of collective solidarity and resistance.
MTSO: The History of a Delaware Institution
April 15, 7 p.m.
At this special event, presented in partnership with the Delaware Historical Society, MTSO faculty and staff will tell the seminary’s story, highlighting its commitment to social justice, from its origins to the present.
Eating Together Faithfully
April 30-May 2
Participants in this training for faith and lay leaders will learn about food that LAUGHS: local, affordable, uncomplicated, good, healthy and seasonal. In experiencing and exploring the Eating Together Faithfully (ETF) program, they’ll become equipped to begin leading ETF small groups in their congregations and communities.
Review printed material and watch video from past Theological Commons events.