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Aerial View of Lancaster Seminary Campus

Aerial views of Lancaster Theological Seminary's campus plus interior footage from the Seminary's Santee Chapel and Dietz Refectory, captured November 2016. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 1 minute, 30 seconds.

Come and See - Lancaster Seminary

A promotional video for Lancaster Theological Seminary created 5 June 2015. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 8 minutes, 15 seconds.

191st Commencement - Dr. Tony Campolo

191st Commencement address for Lancaster Theological Seminary by Dr. Tony Campolo delivered at Church of the Apostles, 14 May 2016. Dr. Campolo, professor emeritus at Eastern University and co-founder of the Red Letter Christian movement and the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, describes the church for the new century. For more information on Dr. Campolo, go to TonyCampolo.org. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 41 minutes, 43 seconds.

Dr. Tony Campolo: Living Out Matthew 25:40

Alumni/ae Day lecture by Dr. Tony Campolo delivered at Bright Side Baptist Church on 13 May 2016. Dr. Campolo's inspiring and challenging message focused on economic injustice from a faith perspective. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 58 minutes, 22 seconds.

Hallmarks of a Lancaster Seminary Experience

Promotional video for Lancaster Theological Seminary created in January 2015. Garrett Book (MDiv '15), Amy Carlson (MDiv '15), and Nick Peterson (MDiv '13) describe what makes the Lancaster Seminary experience so unique and special. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 7 minutes, 24 seconds.

LECTURE - D. Amanda Kemp: Calling in the Tribe: Ancestors, Art & Social Change

Performance lecture presented by Dr. Amanda Kemp, visiting scholar in African Studies at Franklin & Marshall College, delivered in Santee Chapel on 24 February 2016. Her performance is part music, part memoir, part dramatic journey to remember our past and reinvigorate people of faith, artists, and social change agents. Featuring African-American spirituals, improvised and classical music. With violinist Michael Jamanis. Sponsored by The Nathan Baxter Fund. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 1 hour, 43 seconds.

LECTURE - Dr. Greg Carey: Was Paul Happy?

2016 Spring Convocation address by Dr. Greg Carey delivered in Santee Chapel on 29 January 2016. Many imagine Paul as frustrated and cranky, the kind of man who would yell, "Get off my lawn!" He never uses the Greek language of happiness, favoring joy instead. Moreover, Paul's model of ministry favors self-sacrifice over gratification. Yet we read Paul in a society endlessly obsessed with happiness. What happens when we bring contemporary understandings of happiness to Paul's letters? Dr. Carey's current research projects involve how real people engage the Bible. This lecture is part of a larger exploration of happiness and Scripture. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 40 minutes, 28 seconds.

LECTURE - Dr. Kostis Kourelis: Medieval Modern: Church Architecture for the Present

Video recording of Cook Lecture on December 2, 2015 by Dr. Kostis Kourelis. Dr. Kostis Kourelis, chair, Dept. of Art & Art History, and Associate Professor of Art History at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., presents a lecture that begins with the question: Are the theological and architectural challenges of the 19th century relevant in the era of the megachurch? After surveying Lancaster's theological legacy, he looks at how it can help us navigate through the architectural choices of the present. The lecture was sponsored by The Elmer R. Cook Memorial Endowment Fund. Filmed by WM Productions. Digital MP4 HD video recording. Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes, 49 seconds.

LECTURE - Dr. Judith Plaskow: The Politics of Public Space: Bodies, Restrooms and Social Justice

Video of the LGBT week lecture on October 7, 2015. Our academic lecture during LGBTQIA Pride Week features Dr. Judith Plaskow, Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at Manhattan College. She focuses on the issue of toilet provision for women and transgender people, exploring how unequal power relations are reflected in the built environment. What does it mean theologically and practically to acknowledge elimination as a basic human function, much the same way that queer studies acknowledge and reclaim sexuality? Digital MP4 HD video recording. Duration: 58 minutes, 51 seconds.

LECTURE - Dr. David Mellott: Resurrecting Seminary for the Life of the World

Video of Fall Convocation address on September, 11, 2015. In the opening academic lecture at Fall 2015 Convocation, Dr. David M. Mellott, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Lancaster Seminary, says that we must rethink everything we know about the world, the church, discipleship, and ministry. Filmed by Cory Cross. Digital MP4 HD video recording. Duration: 36 minutes, 36 seconds.

190th Commencement Address - Rev. Dr. Kenneth Samuel

190th Commencement address by Rev. Dr. Kenneth Samuel delivered at Church of the Apostles on 16 May 2015. "'Let's go outside with Jesus,' sounds like a pleasant stroll on a spring day. It is not, if you listen to the words of Dr. Kenneth Lee Samuel, chief speaker at the 190th commencement of Lancaster Theological Seminary, held Saturday at Church of the Apostles off Marietta Avenue. Going outside with Jesus, Samuel noted, means leaving one's comfort zone, abandoning conventional thinking and, ultimately, sacrifice, as Jesus faced on a hill called Calvary outside Jerusalem" (from newspaper story by Steven Kopfinger, LNP). Digitial video recording (mp4). Duration: 27 minutes, 31 seconds.

LECTURE - Dr. Debbie Creamer: Made in the Image of God: Rethinking Accessible to All

Disabilities Awareness Week lecture by Deborah B. Creamer, recorded April 16, 2015. Dr. Deborah B. Creamer, is Director of Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation at the Association for Theological Schools in the US and Canada. She is the author of "Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities." Dr. Creamer's lecture was co-sponsored by Church of the Apostles UCC, Lancaster, Pa. Digital MP4 HD video recording. Duration: 42 minutes, 44 seconds.

From the Front Lines of the Fight for Freedom

Special panel presentation in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, presented in Santee Chapel on 19 March 2016. Lancaster Seminary's role in the struggle for civil rights in the 20th century is told by former faculty and alumni who marched, lobbied, and fought for equality and understanding. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes, 1 second.

LECTURE - Rev. Dr. Stephanie Crumpton: Laugh, Dance, Cry - Re-Bodying Identities Dis-Integrated by Violence

Lecture given by Dr. Stephanie M. Crumpton during African-American Heritage Celebration week, delivered in Santee Chapel on 12 February 2016. In this academic lecture, Dr. Stephanie Crumpton, Lancaster Seminary Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, addresses issues relating to theology and violence, asking the questions: What resources help us identify and interrogate theological traditions that serve to justify the violence and subjugation of Black flesh and identity? What process enables us to grapple with how we have internalized white supremacy as the lynch pin in our own unconsciously motivated leanings? Dr. Crumpton is author of A Womanist Pastoral Theology Against Intimate and Cultural Violence (2014, Palgrave Macmillan). Included in the lecture is an excerpt from the motion picture "Beloved" (Director Jonathan Demme. Performers: Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover. DVD. Touchstone Pictures, 1998.) The lecture was sponsored by The Nathan Baxter Fund. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 52 minutes, 56 seconds.

LECTURE - Dr. Anne Thayer: Ministry in the Margins

Spring 2015 Convocation Address by Dr. Anne T. Thayer delivered in Santee Chapel on 29 January 2015. Dr. Thayer introduces Thomas Swalwell, a monk living in northern England on the eve of the Reformation. The notes he left in the margins of his many books reveal a studious pastor attentive to contemporary theological currents, crafting sermons urging clergy to a renewed sense of their calling. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 47 minutes, 59 seconds.

LECTURE - Dr. J. Kameron Carter: Bonhoeffer's (Failed) Blackness

Swander Lecture by Dr. J. Kameron Carter delivered in Santee Chapel on 4 December 2014. Dr. J. Kameron Carter is Associate Professor of Theology & Black Church Studies at Duke University Divinity School. He is speaking about issues of race, justice and the so-called post-racial period and the recent protests over the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Co-sponsored by The Rev. John Swander, D.D., Mrs. Barbara Kimmell Swander, and Trinity Lutheran Church. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 57 minutes, 3 seconds.

LECTURE - Dr. Douglas (Jake) Jacobsen: The Newly FLAT World of Global Christianity

LECTURE - Rev. Adam Hamilton: Five Essential Principles for Effective Church Leadership

Lecture on church leadership by Rev. Adam Hamilton, delivered in Santee Chapel on 23 October 2014. Hear what it takes to successfully lead a congregation from the founder and pastor of the largest United Methodist church in the United States. He spoke at Lancaster Seminary before an overflow crowd of students, faculty, alumni/ae, and community members. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes, 57 seconds.

LECTURE - Dr. Lee Barrett: When Sparks Fly: Where Mercersburg & Bonhoeffer Meet, The Sheldon & Marie Mackey Memorial lecture

The Sheldon and Marie Mackey Memorial Lecture on Mercersburg theology and Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Dr. Lee Barrett, delivered at Lancaster Theological Seminary on 25 September 2014. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes, 4 seconds.

LECTURE - Rev James Forbes: A Divine Sign with Policy Implications

2014 African American Heritage Celebration address by Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. delivered in Santee Chapel on 6 February 2014. Senior Minister Emeritus at Riverside Church in Harlem, Rev. Forbes has been called "one of America's greatest black preachers" by Ebony magazine, and named as one of 12 "most effective preachers in the English-speaking world" by Newsweek. Sponsored by The Nathan Baxter Fund for African American Studies. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds.

Meet Dorcas Kumba Kamanda, MDiv 2014

Promotional video for Lancaster Theological Seminary created in June 2014. Dorcas (MDiv '14), a nurse from Sierra Leone, chose Lancaster Seminary for her Master of Divinity degree. It is, she says, "a place that welcomes you no matter who you are." Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 4 minutes, 53 seconds.

Meet Rev. Celestine Brooks, MDiv 2013

Promotional video for Lancaster Theological Seminary created in June 2014. Dorcas (MDiv '14), a nurse from Sierra Leone, chose Lancaster Seminary for her Master of Divinity degree. It is, she says, "a place that welcomes you no matter who you are." Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 4 minutes, 53 seconds.

Lancaster - A City Authentic

Promotional video for Lancaster Theological Seminary created June 2014. Seminary students give you a taste of this dynamic small city with historic roots and a vibrant arts scene.

Meet Thomas Coates, MDiv 2013

Promotional video for Lancaster Theological Seminary created June 2014. For Thomas (MDiv '13), Lancaster Seminary was a safe place of diversity, warm acceptance, spiritual growth and new beginnings. This former stage and costume designer, and educator is completing a chaplaincy at an Orlando, Florida hospital. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 5 minutes, 23 seconds.

Meet Sage Olnick, MDiv 2013

Promotional video for Lancaster Theological Seminary created June 2014. Sage (MDiv '13) came to Lancaster Seminary after a nursing career to become a hospital chaplain. "The hospital is my church," she says. She credits her field education, ministerial studies, and her classmates who are forging new paths and transforming the world for giving her the insights and courage to become "the God rep who shows up" during times of crisis and trauma. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 4 minutes, 23 seconds.

Meet Rev. Dr. Susan Minasian, MDiv 1986, DMin 2013

Promotional video for Lancaster Theological Seminary created June 2014. Susan (MDiv '86, DMin '13), the Franklin & Marshall College chaplain, first came to Lancaster Seminary to use the arts as vehicles for vocational discernment. She found that learning here "is organic and grounded in phenomenal scholarship, led by sages who inspire." Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 4 minutes, 41 seconds.

How'd They Do That?

Promotional video for Lancaster Theological Seminary created June 2014. The Worship Design Team -- Fa Lane, Scott Siciliano, Nick Peterson, and Dr. David Mellott -- tell how they bring together our "extremely diverse" learning community in meaningful, moving worship experiences. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 13 minutes, 57 seconds.

Lancaster Hallmarks - 2 minute version

Promotional video for Lancaster Theological Seminary created in February 2015. A recent graduate of Lancaster Seminary and two current MDiv students describe the qualities that stand out among the hallmarks of a Lancaster Seminary education: A sense of belonging to a vibrant, intimate community; distinguished faculty who are committed to student formation; and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms. Digital video recording (mp4). Duration: 2 minutes.