Ring in Spring at Princeton Seminary

—The Princeton Ringers offer handbell concert April 25—
    
Princeton, NJ, April 15, 2015–Princeton Theological Seminary will present a spring handbell concert “Bell Jubilee” on Saturday, April 25, at 3:00 p.m. in Miller Chapel on the Seminary campus.

Attend Worship Services and Lectures at Princeton Seminary’s Forum on Youth Ministry, April 28–May 1

Princeton, NJ, April 13, 2015–The public is invited to attend worship services and lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual Forum on Youth Ministry April 28–May 1.  It will include leading theologians, youth ministry veterans, engaging preachers, and innovative church leaders—all offering their gifts to strengthen the church’s ministry with young people. The forum will explore the power and role of the Holy Spirit in youth ministry. Join the Brothers of the Taizé community for a worship service in the Princeton University Chapel on Thursday, April 30, at 7:15 p.m., or attend any of the other worship services. Leaders include, but are not limited to:
 The Taizé Community, founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schutz, is an ecumenical monastic order located in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. The Brothers of Taizé, John, Emile, and Emmanuel, welcome the many young adults who come to Taizé, France, for a week of prayer, Bible reflection, and sharing. The Reverend Dr. Luke Powery, dean of Duke Chapel and associate professor of the practice of homiletics at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, will deliver the Princeton Lectures on Youth, Church, and Culture. He has written two books, Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching (Abingdon Press, 2009), and Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope (Fortress Press, 2012). Dr. David Lose, president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will preach at the morning and afternoon worship services. Author of Preaching at the Crossroads (Fortress Press, 2013) and the popular Making Sense series of books and resources from Augsburg Fortress, Lose also writes for The Huffington Post, Patheos, and The Christian Century. Click here for a complete schedule of events and leadership. For more information, contact The Institute for Youth Ministry or call 609.497.7914. About Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton Theological Seminary, founded in 1812, is the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its mission is to educate leaders for the church of Jesus Christ worldwide, and its more than 500 students and 11,000 graduates from all fifty states and many nations around the world serve Christ in churches, schools and universities, healthcare institutions, nonprofit agencies, initiatives for social justice, mission agencies, and the emerging ministries of the church in the twenty-first century.

Princeton Seminary Presents Steven Dietz’s Paragon Springs

—Limited Engagement! April 16–19, 2015, Opening Night: April 16, 8:00 p.m.— Princeton, NJ, April 9, 2015–Princeton Theological Seminary’s Department of Speech Communication in Ministry will present performances of Steven Dietz’s Paragon Springs on Thursday through Saturday, April 16 through 18 at 8:00 p.m., and on Sunday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m. The performance will be in the Gambrell Room of Scheide Hall on the Seminary campus at 64 Mercer Street in Princeton. Seminary students make up the cast. The story, set in the American Midwest of the 1920s, is a vibrant, often funny, highly theatrical reworking of Henrik Ibsen’s earlier play, An Enemy of the People. In Dietz’s version, the famed “healing waters” of Paragon Springs have been mysteriously poisoned and the town’s foremost citizen-crusader, Dr. Thomas Stockman, is determined to find out the truth behind this tragedy, no matter the cost. Paragon Springs is an entertaining, illuminating drama about political gamesmanship, the lure of capitalism, and the greed of small-town self-interest, set amid the birth of radio and the final roar of the 1920s. Michael Dean Morgan, adjunct professor, practical theology at Princeton Seminary, directed and adapted Paragon Springs for the stage. “I am pleased to direct a talented group of students in performing this moving piece of American drama.” He continues, “Performing live theater allows students to break free of unproductive speaking habits and embrace effective vocal production, deeper resonance, and eloquence—skills required for speakers and preachers.” The production is open to the public and is free of charge, but seats are limited. Tickets are available at the Speech Office, 103 Templeton Hall, on the Princeton Seminary campus. For more information, contact Marija DiViaio at 609.497.7963. About Michael Dean Morgan Morgan has appeared on Law and Order, and Boardwalk Empire, but most of his performing work has been on Broadway. He appeared as Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins and the Zazu in The Lion King. Morgan is currently appearing in the world premiere of National Pastime at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania (through April 19).  He will appear in the Broadway musical Amazing Grace. Morgan’s regional performance credits include the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, and most recently the Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires.                                                      About Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton Theological Seminary, founded in 1812, is the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its mission is to educate leaders for the church of Jesus Christ worldwide, and its more than 500 students and 11,000 graduates from all fifty states and many nations around the world serve Christ in churches, schools and universities, healthcare institutions, nonprofit agencies, initiatives for social justice, mission agencies, and the emerging ministries of the church in the twenty-first century.

Exhibition: Handwritten, Illuminated Prints from The Saint John’s Bible

April 6–May 10, 2015
    
Opening: Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.

Princeton Theological Seminary’s Erdman Art Gallery is pleased to present prints from The Saint John’s Bible, the first completely handwritten and illuminated bible since the invention of the printing press more than 500 years ago.

Princeton Seminary Conference on Faith and Race, April 16–18

—Pre-conference symposium, April 15–16—

Princeton, NJ, March 25, 2015–John R. Lewis, civil rights leader, U.S. representative for Georgia’s fifth congressional district, and dean of the Georgia congressional delegation, will open Princeton Seminary’s Kuyper Conference on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Chapel.

Civil Rights Leader and Congressman John R. Lewis to Receive Annual Kuyper Prize

—Lewis to lecture April 16 at Princeton Theological Seminary—
 
Princeton, NJ, March 23, 2015–John R. Lewis, civil rights leader, U.S. representative for Georgia’s fifth congressional district, and dean of the Georgia congressional delegation, will receive Princeton Theological Seminary’s 2015 Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life, when he delivers the Seminary’s Kuyper Lecture on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Chapel on the Seminary’s main campus.

Annual Used Book Sale to Benefit Theological Seminaries Around the World

Princeton, NJ, March 18, 2015–Does the thought of adding to your book collection excite you? If you are looking for a bargain, then this community book sale is for you!

Spring Choral Concert Celebrates the Church Year April 11

Princeton, NJ, March 17, 2015–Princeton Seminary will celebrate the church year from Advent through Pentecost with an evening of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs Saturday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Chapel on Princeton Theological Seminary’s main campus.

Handwritten, Illuminated Prints from The Saint John’s Bible on Display at Princeton Seminary

—exhibition, interactive presentation, and retreat offered to public—

Princeton, NJ, March 16, 2015–
Prints from The Saint John’s Bible, the first completely handwritten and illuminated bible to have been commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the invention of the printing press more than 500 years ago, will be on display at Princeton Theological Seminary April 6–May 10, and the Seminary plans three special events for the public.

“A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer” to Feature Princeton Seminary Student Performers

Princeton, NJ, March 13, 2015–On Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. the community is invited to attend, A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer, a collection of writings about violence against women.

The David A. Weadon Memorial Concert to feature the University of St. Andrews St. Salvator’s Chapel Choir on March 20

Princeton, NJ, March 10, 2015–The St. Salvator’s Chapel Choir, the liturgical choir of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, will perform on Friday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Chapel on Princeton Theological Seminary’s main campus.

Community Auction to Benefit Mercer Street Friends

Princeton, NJ, March 9, 2015–The community is invited to attend Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual fundraiser on Friday, March 20.

Anglican Theologian Sarah Coakley Slated to Give Annual Warfield Lectures March 23–26

Princeton, NJ, March 6, 2015–Princeton Theological Seminary will welcome Dr. Sarah Coakley, Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge, and Leverhulme Research Fellowship Professor, Murray Edwards College, to campus March 23–26, when she delivers the annual Warfield Lectures. 

Dr. Sungbihn Yim to Deliver Biennial Sang Hyun Lee Lecture March 16

Princeton, NJ, March 3, 2015–Dr. Sungbihn Yim, advisor to the senior pastor of Somag Presbyterian Church in Seoul, South Korea, and former dean and professor of Christianity and Culture at Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary in Seoul, will give the annual Sang Hyun Lee Lecture on Asian American Theology and Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary on Monday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Princeton Seminary Named One of the 2015 “Seminaries that Change the World”

Princeton, NJ, February 24, 2015–Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that it has been named along with twenty-five other institutions as one of the 2015 Seminaries that Change the World, by the Center for Faith and Service based out of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.

Former Professor of Ecumenics and Mission Samuel H. Moffett Dies at Age 98

—theological educator, church historian, and missiological scholar who led the Korean Church to an ecumenical horizon—

Princeton, NJ, February 16, 2015–
Dr. Samuel H. Moffett, a former professor at Princeton Seminary, died peacefully on Monday, February 9, 2015, at the Princeton Windrows retirement community.

Annual Women in Church and Ministry Lecture at Princeton Seminary Focuses on Julian of Norwich
—Amy Laura Hall, associate professor of Christian ethics at Duke Divinity School, to deliver lecture February 26—
    
Princeton, NJ, February 13, 2015–Dr. Amy Laura Hall, associate professor of Christian ethics at Duke Divinity School, will give the annual Women in Church and Ministry Lecture at Princeton Theological Seminary on Thursday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library, 25 Library Place in Princeton.
Princeton Seminary Presents Organ Concert on April 25

—Annual Joe R. Engle Organ Concert featuring organist Michael Gittens and the Princeton Seminary Chapel Choir—
    
Princeton, NJ, March 19, 2015–Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual Joe R. Engle Organ Concert will be held on Saturday, April 25 (rescheduled from February 21) at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Chapel.

Princeton Seminary Celebrates Black History Month

Princeton, NJ, February 6, 2015–Princeton Theological Seminary will celebrate Black History Month with commemorative events throughout February.

Marcia Hall, Specialist in Italian Renaissance Art, to Lecture on “The Sacred Image, The Body, The Senses in the Age of the Reformation”

—February 10 lecture is sponsored by Princeton Seminary’s History and Ecumenics Department—

Princeton, NJ, January 30, 2015–
Princeton Theological Seminary’s History and Ecumenics Department will host a lecture by Dr. Marcia Hall, the Laura H. Cardell Professor of Renaissance Art and director of Graduate Studies at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, on Tuesday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Daniel J. Theron Room in the Princeton Seminary Library, 25 Library Place in Princeton.

New Testament Scholar Luke Timothy Johnson to Lecture February 16

—Johnson, professor of New Testament and Christian origins at Emory University, to give annual Thompson Lecture—

Princeton, NJ, January 29, 2015–Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson, the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, will deliver Princeton Seminary’s annual Alexander Thompson Lecture on Monday, February 16, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library, at the corner of Mercer Street and Library Place in Princeton.

Professor at Candler School of Theology to Deliver Seminary’s Annual King Lecture

—Professor at Candler School of Theology to Deliver Seminary’s Annual King Lecture
—Teresa L. Fry Brown will speak on “Overcoming Justice Fatigue” February 5—

Princeton, NJ, January 13, 2014–
The Reverend Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown, historiographer and executive director of research and scholarship for the African American Methodist Episcopal Church, professor of homiletics at the Candler School of Theology, and director of Black Church Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, will give Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on Thursday, February 5 at 8:00 p.m.

Questions on Drone Warfare
—Dr. George Hunsinger calls the faith community to discussion on the lethal use of drones—
 
Princeton, NJ, December 19, 2014­–Dr. George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary’s professor of systematic theology, raised important questions in the news in his recent commentary, “People of Faith Have Legitimate Questions about Use of Lethal Drones.”