This year marks 500 years since Martin Luther, a German Augustinian monk and professor of theology, published his 95 Theses. The Theses protested elements of Catholic doctrine and a number of specific practices such as the selling of indulgences. The publication quickly spread throughout Europe and launched a religious revolution, changing millions of Christians’ understanding of their relationship to God and ultimately leading to a break from the Catholic Church.
Foundations Series at 10 a.m. in the Gym
OCT 8 - The Protestant Reformation: Why It Happened and Who Should Care? with Dr. Richard Burnett. Dr. Burnett, an ordained Presbyterian pastor, served as Professor of Systematic Theology at Erskine Theological Seminary for 14 years and became the executive director and managing editor of Theology Matters in 2016.
OCT 15 & 29 - We welcome Dr. Tim Hartman, Assistant Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary. Dr. Hartman’s research interests include contemporary Christian theologies worldwide, Christology, Lived Theology (the interrelationship between religious beliefs and practices), and the work of Kwame Bediako and Karl Barth.
OCT 22 - We welcome Dr. Mark Douglas, Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of MDiv Program at Columbia Theological Seminary. Dr. Douglas’s wide-ranging interests include: ethics in neo-orthodox theologies, medical and business ethics, the American philosophical tradition of pragmatism, and the role of religion in political philosophy. He is currently researching and writing on the intersection of environmental issues and conflict studies.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Reformation Concert – In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Peachtree Road UMC will host choirs, orchestras, and organists from Atlanta churches performing works by Bach, Vaughan Williams, Parry, Reger, and others. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. See details at www.prumc.org/reformation-concert
January 22-25, 2018
Reformations Then and Now – Columbia Theological Seminary hosts a week with keynote speakers, workshops, and discussions on the Protestant Reformation and the contemporary “re-formations” of today. More information at www.ctsnet.edu/events/