Schooler Institute on Preaching
Wil Gafney leads 2018 Schooler Monday, Feb. 5, and Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Wil Gafney, associate professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School, will lead the 2018 Schooler Institute on Preaching. An Episcopal priest and former Army chaplain, Gafney is the author of Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to Women of the Torah and of the Throne, and co-editor of The Peoples’ Bible and The Peoples’ Companion to the Bible.
Her sermons have been published in the books Those Preaching Women: A Multicultural Collection and The Audacity of Faith: Christian Leaders Reflect on the Election of Barack Obama.
At the Schooler Institute, Gafney will speak on womanist biblical translation and interpretation, with insights from Womanist Midrash and her Wisdom Commentary, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah.
Tuesday, March 14
|9:30 a.m.||Welcome, registration and coffee|
|10 a.m.||Lecture 1: “Rehearsing the Scripture: New Metaphors for Communities that Read Together”|
|11 a.m.||Lecture 2: “Reading the Verbs: New Methods to Find the Script in the Scripture”|
with sermon by Dr. Florence
|2 p.m.||Workshop: "Reading a Text Verbs-First"|
Wednesday, March 15
|9:30 a.m.||Welcome and coffee|
|10 a.m.||Lecture 3: “Ten Things to Try in Rehearsal”|
|11 a.m.||Workshop: “Six Questions to Move Us Toward Speech”|
|1 p.m.||Closing chapel with sermon by Dr. Florence|
The Schooler Institute will be held on the MTSO campus in Delaware. MTSO is located on U.S. Route 23, exactly 10 miles north of I-270, the Columbus outerbelt. Here’s a Google map. And here’s a campus map and photo tour.
Lectures and chapel services from the Schooler Institute on Preaching are being Livestreamed and archived. Visit MTSO's Livestream page to watch online.