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.
Timothy Van Meter Faculty Lecture
April 20, 1 p.m.
Van Meter, MTSO associate professor of Christian education and youth ministry, delivers an Earth Day lecture, “Millennial Dreaming: Cultivating Hope and Ecological Vision.” He will focus on hope in a time when the earth is in crisis. This day also will include the planting of fruit trees presented to the school as a gift from the class of 2015. Presented by the Theological Commons at MTSO.
Ministries of the Body: Christianity and Health in the 21st Century
May 4, 1 p.m.
Doctoral student and MTSO alum Jennifer Stockwell is studying language at the intersection of medicine and religion. She will discuss the sometimes troubling ways medical metaphors are used in ministry. Presented by the Theological Commons at MTSO.
Review printed material and watch video from past Theological Commons events.