VST Academy – Good Theology for God’s World
BELLINGHAM FALL 2018 SERIES
A series of evening public lectures and daytime workshops on theological topics designed to get you thinking and acting for the good of God’s world.
Evening lectures are free and open to the public. Workshops require a small registration fee.
Workshop registration fee: $35USD per workshop (includes lunch)
Early Bird Special: Register for all 4 workshops by August 31, 2018 for $120USD
Faith Lutheran Church
2750 McLeod Rd
Bellingham, WA, USA 98225
To register please email Megan Madamba, [email protected].
Do Justice, Love Mercy
Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls
Friday, September 28th, 7 – 9pm – Free Public Lecture
Saturday, September 29th, 10am – 3pm – Workshop
How do people of faith address social justice issues in their local communities and the world community? This workshop uses the book of Amos to explore a Biblical and prophetic basis for involvement in social justice concerns.
What Does It Mean to Be Wise?
Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan-Kaplan
Thursday, October 18th, 7 – 9pm – Free Public Lecture
Friday, October 19th, 10am – 3pm – Workshop
Biblical wisdom literature offers surprisingly modern answers; come study its views of creation, ecology, money, gender, sexuality and responsibility.
Theology for non-Theologians
Rev. Dr. Richard Topping
Friday, November 9th, 7 – 9pm – Free Public Lecture
Saturday,November 10th, 10am – 3pm – Workshop
Christian teachings (about God and creation, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, church and the Bible) shape us for lives of resistance and renewal in our time. Join this theological conversation as we connect the dots between confession and conduct for the good of this beautiful and broken world.
At A Time Like This, Who Needs Another Apocalypse? The Book of Revelation and Christian Identity
Dr. Harry Maier
Friday, November 30th, 7 – 9pm – Free Public Lecture
Saturday, December 1st, 10am – 3pm – Workshop
The Book of Revelation is the book mainline Christians like least and popular culture likes most. How should thoughtful Christians interpret the Book of Revelation? We will explore popular misconceptions about the Book of Revelation and discuss contemporary interpretations that look to Revelation as a call to provocative public witness and costly discipleship.
Interested in continuing education credit for these courses? Consider our Certificate in Theological Studies program.
Visit our Certificates & Diplomas page, or contact Julie Lees, Recruitment Coordinator at [email protected]