Beginning in September you are invited to join your graduate colleagues from Central Baptist Theological Seminary for lunch and a hearty discussion. Four times in the coming year one of our esteemed seminary staff will provide a book to read and then gather with us to discuss that book together. You are invited to read the selected text, agree, disagree, pontificate, wonder, question, expound, interact, listen, or celebrate what you have learned.
The goal of this Midrash is simply to keep our minds sharp, continue to be learners, and allow our iron to sharpen iron. Our seminary staff has graciously volunteered to convene our discussion, provide some opening comments, and bring their insights into our discussion. Each of us comes to the discussion with a diverse wealth of lived experiences and theological insights. Those along with a freshly read text will provide some insightful discussion with our CBTS graduate cohorts and select seminary staff.
Our first Midrash & a Meal will be in the library on Central’s Shawnee Campus on September 20, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. and will be convened by Dr. Molly T. Marshall. We will be discussing Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, by Ross Douthat, the provocative columnist for The New York Times.You can purchase the book online or at Cokesbury. If you need help to cover the cost, please contact Derek Varney, President of the Alumni/ae Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch will be provided.
Here’s the schedule for the coming year:
Date Convener Place
September 20 Molly T. Marshall CBTS, Shawnee Campus
January 24 Tarris D. Rosell KU Medical Center
April 18 TBA TBA
July 11 TBA TBA
I’m from Overland Park and in my last year of the Masters of Divinity Foundations program. I have appreciated that Central is concerned with us as whole people and is purposeful in equipping us as ethical, caring, conscientious and knowledgeable pastors. The courses have been academically rigorous, but also have required us to put our hearts and actions under a microscope. Being in classes with people from such diverse denominations, theological viewpoints, cultures and life experiences has also deepened and enriched the experience. Central has been a place of learning, training and stretching, and I couldn’t be more grateful for my time here.