Apostello Public Lectures - Spring 2017

featuring leading voices on topics of pressing concern.

January 30, 2017
PL 2017.1—MINISTRY WITH THE POOR

February 22, 2017
PL 2017.2—HARLOTS, WIDOWS, AND BARREN WOMEN

March 13, 2017
PL 2017.3—CLIMATE CHANGE: THE MORAL IMPERATIVE

April 26, 2017
PL 2017.4—LEADERSHIP WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

 

 

PL 2017.1—Ministry WITH the Poor

Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith reflects on the spiritual practices that sustained her in her radical, incarnational ministry with the homeless.

DATE: Monday, January 30, 2017
TIME: 7–8:30 PM
LOCATION: Linder Lounge, First United Methodist Church of San Diego
TUITION:
$30/individual, $40/pair, students with ID and Intensive/Incubator participants free
REGISTER... 

(Last day to register online: January 29) Same-day walk-ins welcome.

About the speaker: Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith, now the Pastor of Brownsville United Methodist Church in Brownsville, Texas, served under appointment for four years—and by her own request—to a ministry of presence and advocacy with the homeless. A woman in New York City taught her this lesson: 'God created the world, remember your home is with God. You’re not homeless, you live on the streets.'


PL 2017.2—Harlots, Widows, and Barren Women

Dr. Rebecca Moore invites us to consider the “anonymous women” of the Bible, figures who raise interesting questions for contemporary Christians.

DATE: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
TIME: 7–8:30 PM
LOCATION: Linder Hall 2, First United Methodist Church of San Diego
TUITION:
$30/individual, $40/pair, students with ID and Intensive/Incubator participants free
REGISTER...

(Last day to register online: February 20) Same-day walk-ins welcome.

About the speaker: Rebecca Moore, Ph.D., is Emerita Professor of Religious Studies at San Diego State University. The author of A Portable God: The Origin of Judaism and Christianity (Rowman and Littlefield 2007), her most recent book is Women in Christian Traditions (New York University Press 2015).


PL 2017.3—Climate Change: The Moral Imperative

Science provides overwhelming evidence that current lifestyle and energy usage will progressively and severely impact human survival and standards of living over the coming century. 

Dr. V. "Ram" Ramanathan and panelists will help us become informed about the history and science of climate change and its impact on world populations. The role of skeptics in preventing/delaying political action to mitigate climate change will also be addressed, as will the question of what we can and should be doing as people of faith.

DATE: Monday, March 13, 2017
TIME: 7–8:30 PM
LOCATION: Linder Hall, First United Methodist Church of San Diego
TUITION:
$30/individual, $40/pair, students with ID and Intensive/Incubator participants free
REGISTER...

(Last day to register online: March 12) Same-day walk-ins welcome.

About the speaker: V. "Ram" Ramanathan Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. He serves in Pope Francis’ Pontifical Academy of Sciences as council member; in this capacity, In 2014 he helped to convene a global gathering of natural and social scientists for a meeting on sustainability at the Vatican.


PL 2017.4—Leadership When the Going Gets Tough


According to Rev. Art Cribbs, socially disruptive events taking place today require courageous leadership. The answer to many conflicts is found in the faith traditions and discipline. Leadership based on faith practices and teachings can help resolve personal and global issues. Faith leadership begins with two recognized and repeated biblical instructions: "Fear not!" and "Love one another."

DATE: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
TIME: 7–8:30 PM
LOCATION: Linder Hall 2, First United Methodist Church of San Diego
TUITION:
$30/individual, $40/pair, students with ID and Intensive/Incubator participants free
REGISTER...

(Last day to register online: April 24) Same-day walk-ins welcome.

About the speaker: Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs is pastor of the Los Angeles Filipino United Church of Christ, and the executive director of The Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity a statewide faith-based organization advocating for immigrant rights, quality education, and health care. 


 

Dean

John Fanestil

Pastor of Faith Cultivation & Leadership Development, Dean of Apostello Academy