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

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.

Pacific, Asian and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry
March 23

MTSO will host the 2017 Annual Conference of the Pacific, Asian and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry March 23-25. The public is invited to a free panel discussion on the conference theme “When Women Lead” at 7 p.m. March 23.

Lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Relations
March 30

Ralston Deffenbaugh, a human rights lawyer working for the Lutheran World Federation, will speak at Trinity Lutheran Seminary on what it means to be Lutheran in today’s multi-religious world. The lecture is presented by the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus, a collaborative effort of MTSO, Pontifical College Josephinum, and Trinity Lutheran Seminary.


Archive and resources

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