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Warren Lecture Series & Science for Seminaries Grant present:

Dr. Lea Schweitz
Dr. Lea F. Schweitz is an interdisciplinary, public theologian. She earned her MA and PhD in philosophy of religion at the University of Chicago and a BA from Luther College in biology and philosophy. Lea is a writer, nature educator, co-founder of Nature120, and Director of Christian Education at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church. Her vocational call is to teach folks to love the wild in the movement of the Holy Spirit and the seasons of Midwest living. She lives in Oak Park, IL with her musician/composer spouse, Kurt, and her two wildly inspiring kids. She blogs at wildsparrows.com and participated in the 2017 summer writing workshop, Writing Beyond the Academy, at the Collegeville Institute.
Her topic with us will be "Place-Based Faith and Science for a Public Church"

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
11a Chapel "Hiker Jesus and Knowing Our Place", Blades Chapel, Blades Hall: VIDEO LINK
2p Workshop "Finding Your Spiritual Landscape", Guy Chapel, Van Vliet Hall (not recorded)
6p Dinner and Lecture "Place-Based Faith and Science for a Public Church" Blades Chapel and Alumni Hall: VIDEO LINK

To Register:  https://forms.gle/zCHPwPqg9JLmhuqw9

This year’s Woods Lecture Series will feature Matt Bloom, Ph.D., emeritus professor at the Mendoza College of Business at the Uiversity of Notre Dame.  For 20 years he led the Flourishing in Ministry and WorkWell research projects that focused on the  wellbeing of helping and caring professions.  Matt has worked with a variety of not-for-profit organizations, both in the United States and internationally, helping them learn about and integrate wellbeing research into their programs and initiatives. 

March 21, 2022
Chapel @ 11:00 am in Alumni Hall
Worshop @ 2:00 pm in Severance Hall Lounge
Dinner @ 5:30 pm in Blades Chapel
Lecture @ 6:00 pm in Alumni Hall

To register for this free event, click here: https://forms.gle/XmQwMeVjZ97b2kez6

To register: https://forms.gle/3WFTv3QBYxgh1KKA6

This year’s Berger Lecture Series will feature Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri, an educator and a Presbyterian ruling elder.  She served as co-moderator (with Cindy Kohlmann) of the 223rd General Assembly (2018-2020).  Please join us on Monday, October 18, 2021.   “Let go, Create, and Refresh: Practices for Spiritual Renewal


Schedule of Events:

To register for this free event, click here: https://forms.gle/ATkExNgWsLKJYpLN9.

We hope you can join us!

The 2021 Warren Lecture Series will feature Rev. Dr. Amanda Benckhuysen, current Director of Safe Church Ministry for the Christian Reformed Church in North America, and former UDTS faculty member. Join us on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 as we gather safely in person!

Schedule (all times in CDT):
11:15 -- Chapel: What if the Church Got it Wrong? | Alumni Hall
12:00 -- Alumni Lunch | Straatmeyer Room, Heritage Center
  2:00 -- Workshop:  Christian Leadership in a #ChurchToo World  | Severance Hall
  6:00 -- Dinner | Blades Hall
  6:30 -- Lecture:  Is the Bible Good News For Women? Patriarchy, Biblical Interpretation, and the Question of Cultural Accommodation | Alumni Hall

Registration: CLICK HERE

Second Annual UDTS Frolf Outing

Frolf Outing  - 6:30 pm August 17th, 2021
Where: Veterans Memorial Park 2700 Northview Dr.

Being Human: A CEPlus Retreat Course

Join University of Dubuque's Director of Campus Ministry, Emily Entsminger, MDiv, for our next continuing education event from May 23 - June 19, 2021.

Overall Course Desire:
“Learning to bit by bit approach our prayer, ourselves, and our discipleship with the expectation that we will be gently, and sometimes not so gently, urged towards that new level of life” (Williams, 84).  All components will seek to help us explore and live out our humanity as we pursue Christ. 

Course Objectives:

  1. We will gain a Biblical understanding of what it is to be human (the groan for wholeness)
  2. We will explore our own humanity through writing and sharing of our personal narratives (the grown of being known)
  3. We will brainstorm and plan how we can engage those we seek to minister to on a human level (the groan for right relationships)

All of this will be placed in the context of encountering God.  Slowing down to hear and see God in our stories, through Scripture, in creation, and through the others with us.  

We will look at the life of Christ, and recognizing that he gives us a followable model of what it is to be fully human.  Learners will grow in Christian maturity and humanity- experiencing inner transformation- so that they can then help others grow in their own humanity. 

Register for the course here: https://moodle.dbq.edu/course/view.php?id=20537

Course Fee: $100 (25% discount for groups of three or more, contact Kayla at kschween@dbq.edu for the discount)

Prior UDTS Continuing Education Events

Spring Renewal 2021

03/22 - Woods Lecture:

  • Chapel 
  • Workshop
  • Lecture

Ministry in the Time of COVID

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 7:00-8:30 pm Central Time

Fall Berger Lecture - October 26th, 2020 

2020 October, 26 - Berger Lecture

Rev. Jonathan E.L. Brooks (pastahj.com)

Monday October 26, 2020

11:00 | Worship Service – Premiered Live               
               “How to Spark an Ordinary Revival - Acts 2:43-47”

  2:00 | Zoom workshop - register for link
              “An Introduction to the Philosophy of Christian Community Development”
  6:00 | Zoom Presentation – register for link
               “Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods”

Chapel   |   Workshop  |    Lecture

2019 Berger Lecture Info

Berger Lecture October 28th, 2019

Berger Lecture

October 28, 2019

Sandra Marie Van Opstal

Co-founder and Executive Director of Chasing Justice  
(For more information about our speaker, check out her website!  http://www.sandravanopstal.com/ )

Watch the videos!
Worship Service – Alumni Hall
Workshop – Severance Lounge
Lecture – Alumni Hall

2019 Warren Lecture Videos

Video Links from August 6, 2019

Worship Service

Links to Spring Renewal Lectures:

2019 Spring Renewal

The Bible and Immigration | Dr. Danny Carroll

March 25, 2019
8:30 a.m.     Prayer Meeting
11:00 a.m.   Worship - “Strangers and Foreigners, All: Migration Lessons for Faith”
12:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
2:00 p.m. Workshop - “The Bible and Immigration:  The Scripture as Foundation and Compass”
5:00 p.m. Dinner & Lecture - “The Processes of Migration:  Reading the Scripture with an Immigrant Lens”
7:00 p.m. Bonus Event! Wendt Lecture: Sarah Thebarge, author of  The Invisible Girls and Well (Butler Hall, Heritage Center)

M. Daniel Carroll R, Ph.D.
Blanchard Professor of Old Testament: Wheaton College

Dr. Carroll is half-Guatemalan and was raised bilingual and bicultural. In his youth, he spent many summers in Guatemala and later taught at El Seminario Teológico Centroamericano in Guatemala City for thirteen years. The realities of Central America sparked Dr. Carroll's fascination with the Old Testament. The relevance of the biblical text for the challenges of poverty, war, and politics in those developing countries led him to a passionate focus on Old Testament social ethics and the social sciences.

CLPlus Spring 2019 Class offerings

Essential Greek Words for the Curious Christian 2.0 
Instructor: Vanessa Espinosa 
Date: April 8 - May 17 
Cost: $120 

Course Description: We will be working on Sophia, Agape, Soma, Psyche, Charis

Finding Sabbath Rest 

Instructor: Emily Blue
Date: March 11 - April 5
Cost: $100
Course Description: An introduction to the Sabbath as a Christian, with very limited information on the Jewish Sabbath. This course will focus on four different aspects of Sabbath: Sabbath rest, Sabbath play, Sabbath time and Sabbath community.

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