Internationally known scholars, respected teachers, gifted preachers, talented writers and editors, our people personify Lancaster Seminary's attributes: Innovative. Involved. Inclusive. You'll find them sharing their knowledge outside our campus, preaching, teaching, presenting, and publishing.
Lee C. Barrett
Lee's book, Eros and Self-Emptying: The Intersections of Augustine and Kierkegaard, is getting outstanding reviews, including an endorsement from Murray Rae, from New Zealand's University of Otago, who calls the book "theologically astute and wonderfully insightful," and recommends it for "anyone interested in what the Christian journey of faith involves."
Fall 2014 - Session leader on his book at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Diego.
Feb. 3-5, 2015 - Co-leader with President Carol Lytch - Not What I Expected: Reflecting Theologically in a Rapidly Changing Ministry, Penn Central Conference's Clergy Convocation, Hershey, Pa.
Blogs for the Huffington Post, and spends most Sundays at Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Lancaster as Resident Scholar, planning and coordinating adult education opportunities.
In September and October 2014, presenter at the Samaritan Center's 2014 Church Leadership series exploring Paul's Theologizing. Sept. 25 - Law, Grace & Improvisation: How Conflict Turned Paul into a Protestant; Oct. 2 - Beyond Death; Oct. 9 - What We Do With One Another's Bodies: Paul on Sex & Slavery.
Nov. 22-25 presents two papers at the 2014 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in San Diego. Panelist in the Women in the Biblical World Section, commenting on The Interpretation of Revelation in the TV series Sleepy Hollow, and panelist in the Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation Section, offering comments on Fernando Segovia’s Hermeneutics of Otherness and Engagement: Impact and Future Directions. He also co-chairs the Rhetoric and the New Testament Section and serves on the Professional Development Committee.
During the summer of 2014, he represented the United Church of Christ on the National Council of Churches Theological Dialogue and Matters of Faith and Order Convening Table.
“Early Christian Apocalyptic Rhetoric" essay appeared in The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature (John J. Collins, editor).
October 2014, book published: A Womanist Pastoral Theology Against Intimate and Cultural Violence. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Panelist, 2014 American Academy of Religion Annual Conference's Psychology, Culture and Religion Group, Depth Psychology and Black Church/Religion: Creative Appropriations, Continuing Challenges and Future Directions
Sept. 22 - Community Forum Panelist: Police and Community Unite at Ray's Temple Church of God in Christ, Lancaster, Pa.
Oct. 26 - Presenter, Adult Learning Forum at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Pa.
Oct. 19 - St. John's UCC, Jonestown, Pa.
Nov. 2 - Trinity Reformed UCC, Mountville, Pa.
Nov. 9 - St. Peter's Pikeland UCC, Chester Springs, Pa.
Oct. 14 - Presenter: A Priest and a Minister Walk into a Bar ... Theology with a Twist, Maiden Creek Church, Kutztown Tavern
Nov. 8 - Co-presenter with Rev. Lance Mullins: Evolutions in Christianity, Congregational Life, and Theological Education, Catoctin Assoc. of the Central Atlantic Conference of the UCC, Frederick, Maryland
Jan. 26-29, 2015 - A Speaker at Pastors Week at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana: Where Culture Blurs Theology: What is an Anabaptist Christian?
June 26, 2015 - Keynote Speaker at the Hispanic Mennonite Convention Banquet: Women Called to Change our Times, Dallas, TX
June 30-July 5, 2015 - Presiding over the Assembly at the Mennonite Church USA Convention, Theme: On the Way/En el Camino, Kansas City, MO
President Carol Lytch
Our President maintains a busy calendar that also includes speaking and preaching engagements; here are just a few:
Oct. 2 - Presentation: Factors Influencing Religious Commitment in Young Adults, mixer for undergraduate religious faculty at regional colleges, Lancaster Seminary
Oct. 5 - Speaker's Series, Second Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Md.
Oct. 12 - Preaching at Falkner Swamp United Church of Christ, Gilbertsville, Pa.
Oct. 13 - Presentation: Financing a Seminary Education, UCC Church & Ministry Consultation, Lancaster Seminary
Oct. 19 - Preaching at Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ, Frederick, Md.
Oct. 26 - Preaching at Glen Ridge Congregational Church, Glen Ridge, NJ
Nov. 9 - Preaching at Trinity United Church of Christ, East Petersburg, Pa.
Nov. 16 - Preaching at Trinity United Church of Christ, Hanover, Pa.
Jan. 25-28 - Presentation on The President as Educator at Association of Theological Schools Presidential Leadership Intensive, San Antonio, Texas
Feb. 3-5 - Co-leader with Prof. Lee Barrett - Not What I Expected: Reflecting Theologically in a Rapidly Changing Ministry, Penn Central Conference's Clergy Convocation, Hershey, Pa.