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

Talking About What Matters Most: End-of-Life Conversations
Feb. 15

What is the value of talking with loved ones and congregants about end of life? How do we have these conversations? And why are they so hard? Rev. Kristin Langstraat and her chaplaincy colleagues from OhioHealth will offer a presentation and lead discussions around these and other questions.

Opioids and Heroin: The Sins of Our Past
Feb. 22

Andrea Boxill, deputy director of the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, will focus on the opioid epidemic, the history of the drug, its effects on society and how the community should respond. 

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.