Presented by Pneuma at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Pneuma Public Lecture
"Biblical Community: How Do We Live It?"
Friday, September 14, 2012, 7-9 p.m.
Dr. Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, will present biblical models of community, discipleship, and ministry with time for questions and discussion.
Pneuma Public Workshop
"Living New Testament Faith"
Saturday, September 15, 2012, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dr. Osiek will address the different levels of biblical interpretation according to the tradition of the Church and present distinctive ways to live in faith according to the four Gospels, Paul, and Revelation. Participants will have time for questions, discussion, and interaction around these topics.
Ministry teams are strongly encouraged to register together for lecture and workshop.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, taught at the graduate level for 32 years, first at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and then at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where she is the Charles Fischer Professor of New Testament emerita. She holds a doctorate in New Testament and Christian Origins from Harvard University, and is a past president of both the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature.
Pneuma is a two-year certificate program in spiritual direction and spiritual leadership. It offers educational and supervised training of pastors and laity in the dynamics of theSpiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola, spiritual direction, and spiritual leadership while engaging in Reformed, Catholic, and other diverse theological perspectives on growth in faith and the Christian life.
For nearly 500 years the Spiritual Exercises have offered people of faith a uniquely personal encounter with the Triune God rooted in Scripture. This graced experience of prayer fosters an awareness of God’s love and forgiveness, deepens Christian discipleship and cultivates a discerning way of life that leads to seeing the world through the eyes of the risen Christ. The Exercises provide both structure and flexibility for persons and groups to reflect upon, contemplate, and internalize the major themes of the Christian faith.
Graduates of the program will be prepared to guide persons, groups, parishes, and congregations to:
- deepen their identity in Christ,
- grow in Christian discipleship, and
- discern their unique gifts and call
so as to co-labor with Christ in all of life for the glory of God.
Read an article by Program Director Martha Robbins on "The Ministry of Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Revitalization of Congregations".