Faculty Bios: Life-Long Learning Courses


TERM ONE - August - October 2017

LEE BARRETT - Intro to Theology (TH101 and TH101W H)

Lee Barrett is the Mary B. and Henry P. Stager Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary where he has taught since September 1993. Prior to this, Lee taught theology at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. He holds BA, MA, MDiv, and PhD degrees from Yale University.

ANTHONY UGOLNICK - Theology and Literature (TH229)

Anthony Ugolnik is a priest who has served in the Greek, Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox churches. His degrees and writing are in the fields of literature and theology. For over 30 years he taught in the English Department as Kresge Professor of Ethics at Franklin & Marshall College.

For Pastors Only

NATHAN BAXTER - Pastoring to the Public (PL294)

Nathan Baxter is a retired Episcopal Church bishop with 45 years of ministry experience, including local pastorates and 12 years as Dean of the National Cathedral.  He is an alumnus and former Dean of Lancaster Seminary. He has taught ministry, leadership and social issues at number of institutions including Virginia Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, and Princeton University.

BEVERLY DALE - Ministering in Matters of Human Sexuality (PL230W H)

Beverly Dale, an ordained Christian clergy in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and graduate of Chicago Theological Seminary, has served in the local parish and as an ecumenical campus minister at the University of Pennsylvania. Now serving as a clergy-in-residence at United Christian Church of Levittown, she teaches an inclusive, science-friendly, sex-positive Christianity as the founder of the Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith.

TERM TWO - October 2017 - February 2018

Greg Carey - New Testament (NT100 and NT100W H)

Greg Carey has taught at Lancaster Seminary since 1999, having previously taught at Rhodes College and Winthrop University. His publications include numerous studies on the Book of Revelation and ancient apocalyptic literature, rhetorical analysis of the New Testament, and investigations of early Christian self-definition. He is the author or co-editor of six books.

Julia O'Brien - Christianity & The Arts (IS220 and IS220W H)

Julia M. O’Brien is Paul H. and Grace L. Stern Professor of Old Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Among her publications are the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (editor in chief; Oxford, 2014), a feminist commentary on Micah (Liturgical Press, 2015), and Challenging Prophetic Metaphor: Theology and Ideology in the Prophets (Westminster John Knox, 2008).

For Pastors Only

Beverly Dale - Body Justice (PL242H)

Beverly Dale, an ordained Christian clergy in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and graduate of Chicago Theological Seminary, has served in the local parish and as an ecumenical campus minister at the University of Pennsylvania. Now serving as a clergy-in-residence at United Christian Church of Levittown, she teaches an inclusive, science-friendly, sex-positive Christianity as the founder of the Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith.

TERM 2.1 - October - December 2017

Gail Burnaford - Writing as a Spiritual Practice (SD124W H)

Gail Burnaford is a 2011 graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Religion degree. She holds a PhD in Education, is a former college professor and Director of Research at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.  She is a lifelong writer and has led retreats, church groups and colleagues in this spiritual practice.

 

TERM 2.2 - January - February 2018

Lee Barrett - Knowing God (IS280)

Lee Barrett is the Mary B. and Henry P. Stager Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary where he has taught since September 1993. Prior to this, Lee taught theology at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. He holds BA, MA, MDiv, and PhD degrees from Yale University.

TERM 3 - February - April 2018

Greg Carey - Luke and Acts (NT230)

Greg Carey has taught at Lancaster Seminary since 1999, having previously taught at Rhodes College and Winthrop University. His publications include numerous studies on the Book of Revelation and ancient apocalyptic literature, rhetorical analysis of the New Testament, and investigations of early Christian self-definition. He is the author or co-editor of six books.

Julia O'Brien - Gender, Sexuality & The Bible (BI263)

Julia M. O’Brien is Paul H. and Grace L. Stern Professor of Old Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Among her publications are the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (editor in chief; Oxford, 2014), a feminist commentary on Micah (Liturgical Press, 2015), and Challenging Prophetic Metaphor: Theology and Ideology in the Prophets (Westminster John Knox, 2008).

For Pastors Only

Darryl Stephens - Ministerial Ethics (PL100)

Darryl W. Stephens, director of United Methodist studies at Lancaster Theological Seminary, holds a PhD in Christian ethics from Emory University and is ordained in the United Methodist Church. He is author of Methodist Morals: Social Principles in the Public Church’s Witness (University of Tennessee Press) and co-editor of Professional Sexual Ethics: A Holistic Ministry Approach (Fortress Press).