2017 Capps Lecture in Christian Theology with Stanley Hauerwas
Oct
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

2017 Capps Lecture in Christian Theology with Stanley Hauerwas

The Capps Lecture in Christian Theology is an annual series that brings eminent Christian thinkers to the heart of the university with public lectures that explore the relationship between faith and responsibility. 

Professor Hauerwas has sought to recover the significance of the virtues for understanding the nature of the Christian life. This search has led him to emphasize the importance of the church, as well as narrative for understanding Christian existence. His work cuts across disciplinary lines as he is in conversation with systematic theology, philosophical theology and ethics, political theory, as well as the philosophy of social science and medical ethics. He was named "America’s Best Theologian" by Time magazine in 2001. Dr. Hauerwas, who holds a joint appointment in Duke Law School, delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectureship at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 2001.

His book, A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic, was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the 20th century. Dr. Hauerwas recently authored The Work of Theology(Eerdmans, 2015), Hannah’s Child: A Theological Memoir, 2nd Ed. (Eerdmans, 2012)and War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity ( Baker Academic Press, 2011).

For more information on past Capps Lectures, see here.

 

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Solstice Sunset Walking Bible Study | Mark & the Path of Love with Karen Marsh
Aug
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Solstice Sunset Walking Bible Study | Mark & the Path of Love with Karen Marsh

Join us as we read Scripture (Mark 10) and then walk up Observatory Hill as the sun sets, discussing Mark & the Path of Love as we go up the trail & walking in silent reflection as we walk down. This is a relaxed, noncompetitive event! All walkers are welcome. We'll meet in the parking lot of UVa's Slaughter Rec center.

PLEASE RSVP TO KAREN MARSH who will be leading the walking Bible study. Her cell is 434-466-1342; her email address karen@theologicalhorizons.org.

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Solstice Sunset Walking Bible Study | Moses and the Path of Love with Karen Marsh
Jul
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Solstice Sunset Walking Bible Study | Moses and the Path of Love with Karen Marsh

Join us as we read Scripture (Exodus 33) and then walk up Observatory Hill as the sun sets, discussing Moses & the Path of Love as we go up the trail & walking in silent reflection as we walk down. This is a relaxed, noncompetitive event! All walkers are welcome. We'll meet in the parking lot of UVa's Slaughter Rec center.

PLEASE RSVP TO KAREN MARSH who will be leading the walking Bible study. Her cell is 434-466-1342; her email address karen@theologicalhorizons.org.

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Solstice Sunset Walking Bible Study | The Creator's Way of Love with Karen Marsh
Jun
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Solstice Sunset Walking Bible Study | The Creator's Way of Love with Karen Marsh

Join us as we read Scripture (Genesis 1) and then walk up Observatory Hill as the sun sets, discussing the Creator & the Path of Love as we go up the trail & walking in silent reflection as we walk down. This is a relaxed, noncompetitive event! All walkers are welcome. We'll meet in the parking lot of UVa's Slaughter Rec center.

PLEASE RSVP TO KAREN MARSH who will be leading the walking Bible study. Her cell is 434-466-1342; her email address karen@theologicalhorizons.org.

 

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Goodwin Writing Prize
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Goodwin Writing Prize

WHERE ARE THE FINEST CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY PROFESSORS OF TOMORROW?  THEY ARE IN GRADUATE SCHOOL TODAY!

The Louise and Richard Goodwin Writing Prize for Excellence in Theological Writing was founded in 2001 to recognize upcoming scholars in the theological field. The writing prize is awarded by the Board of Directors of Theological Horizons, a non-profit corporation fostering reflection and responsibility in the church, the community, and the academy. Award are given to essays that demonstrate:

  • creative theological thinking,
  • excellence in scholarship,
  • engagement with the Christian tradition, and
  • commitment to the well-being of the church.

Submissions must be postmarked June 1st. Please email goodwinprize@theologicalhorizons.org for questions.

Click here for submission requirements.

2016 Prize Winners

The $2,500 prize has been awarded to Stephen D. Lawson of Saint Louis University for his essay, “Only Through Time/Time is Conquered: A Theological Reflection.”

The $1,000 prize has been award to Nadia Marais of the Stellenbosch University for her essay, "Lovelyn, Belhar, and Mary: Exploring the rhetoric of confession as resistance to injustice."

Brittany Fiscus of Columbia Theological Seminary has been awarded $500 for her essay, "The 'Sum of the Gospel' as Good News on the Street."

Past Goodwin Writing Prize Winners


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Women's Comm School Lunch
Apr
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Women's Comm School Lunch

During her time as a UVa marketing major, Celeste Browning Zuch was a Pi Beta Phi and cheerleader (Go Hoos!).  Since graduation in 1991, she has worked as a consultant with technology firms, had three children and served as a nonprofit leader.  Come and hear her story!  On Friday, April 28 from 1-2 pm in Conference Room #305 at the UVa McIntire School of Commerce.  All women are welcome and Bellair Market sandwiches are included!  An RSVP is required.  Write to Karen Marsh at karen@theologicalhorizons.org

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Faith & Work Forum with Kace Luzar
Apr
20
12:30pm12:30pm

Faith & Work Forum with Kace Luzar

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Born and raised in Williamsburg, VA, Kase earned a Spanish degree from UVA in 2003, and then received two Master’s degrees from the Curry School of Education.

Having spent the past six years in a variety of roles for Relay Foods, a healthy online grocery company, Kase transitioned to a new career path in January, where he now consults early-stage tech and tech-enabled businesses with three former Relayers. Prior to Relay, he worked in the UVA Athletic Department, first as a graduate assistant coach for the football team, and then helping to manage the program's recruiting operations. 

He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, met in Stephen Macko's Oceanography class and have been married for 12 years. They are the super proud parents of two wonderful daughters, Adele and Virginia.

 


Theological Horizons sponsors the Faith & Work Forum, a three-part lunch series at a lawn pavilion that discusses the interplay between faith, work, and life. Each semester, we feature three guest speakers and leaders from across the business world who bring authentic stories about seeking a meaningful, purpose driven life within business. RSVP required. Email Peter Hartwig to learn more. 

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If C.S. Lewis met Stephen Colbert | On Religious Satire with Terry Lindvall
Mar
25
5:30pm 5:30pm

If C.S. Lewis met Stephen Colbert | On Religious Satire with Terry Lindvall

As part of the Virginia Festival of the Book, Dr. Terry Lindvall will speak on his recent book, God Mocks: A History of Religious Satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Steven Colbert, which received the 2016 Religious Communication Association Book of the Year Award.

Theological Horizons will host a reception in honor of Dr. Lindvall and that will follow the discussion, along with book sales and signing. All are welcome!

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Faith & Work Forum with Randy Caldejon
Mar
23
12:30pm12:30pm

Faith & Work Forum with Randy Caldejon

Randy Caldejon is Founder & President of Fidelis Farm & Technologies, a business incubator in Crozet, VA that is focused on developing technology solutions for vineyards and small farms. An engineer and serial entrepreneur, he enjoys engaging in meaningful ventures that create social and economic value in light of God’s Kingdom.  As a lifelong student, he is pursuing a graduate certificate in Biblical and Liturgical Theology at the Theopolis Institute.

Randy received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and his Master of Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).  He served in the United State Marine Corps in both reserve and active components; and is a veteran of the First Gulf War.  He currently serves on the leadership council at Church of the Holy Cross in Crozet, VA.  Most importantly, Randy enjoys living on a farm in Crozet with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.


Theological Horizons sponsors the Faith & Work Forum, a three-part lunch series at a lawn pavilion that discusses the interplay between faith, work, and life. Each semester, we feature three guest speakers and leaders from across the business world who bring authentic stories about seeking a meaningful, purpose driven life within business. RSVP required. Email Peter Hartwig to learn more. 

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"Do Guns Make Us Free? A Christian Critique"
Mar
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

"Do Guns Make Us Free? A Christian Critique"

Firmin DeBrabander will deliver a guest lecture at the University of Virginia, Wilson Hall 301, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm to discuss the “Christian” critique of the gun movement. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend and put on by the Project on Lived Theology.

Find more information on DeBrabander’s publication, Do Guns Make us Free?, here. Read his December op-ed in the Los Angeles Times here.

Firmin DeBrabander is professor of philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He completed his graduate studies at the Katholieke Universities Leuven in Belgium, and at Emory University in Atlanta. His publications include Spinoza and the Stoics (Continuum Press, 2007) and Do Guns Make us Free? (Yale University Press, 2015). He has written articles on social and political commentary (notably on the gun debate) in a variety of national publications, including The Baltimore Sun, The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the New Republic and Salon.

For more event details and up-to-date event listings please click here to visit the PLT Events page. We also post updates online using #PLTevents. 

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On Martin Luther King, Jr. | A talk by Larycia Hawkins
Feb
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

On Martin Luther King, Jr. | A talk by Larycia Hawkins

Larycia Hawkins is the Abd el-Kader Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. Her research engages the intersections of race/ethnicity, religion, and politics. Her writing, speaking, teaching, and scholarship are squarely animated by a conviction that political science should be relevant to the real world. Thus, the perennial questions that plague our polity are the questions that plague her: What does it look like to live out the stated constitutional commitment to justice? What does it mean to transcend theoretical solidarity with the oppressed and move to actual, embodied solidarity with the oppressed? What does conscientious citizenship look like?

Hawkins received her undergraduate degree from Rice University and her MA and PhD from the University of Oklahoma. At the Institute, Hawkins will focus her research on the relationships between races and religions. She will also serve as a scholar on the Race, Faith, and Culture Project and on the Pluralism Project. 

Dr. Hawkins’ recent publications include “Prophetic and Priestly: The Politics of a Black Catholic Parish” (2015) and “Jesus and Justice: The Moral Framing of the Black Agenda” (2015). She previously founded and directed the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Wheaton College, where she served for 8 years as Associate Professor of Political Science.

You can follow Dr. Hawkins on Twitter at @LaryciaHawkins. 

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Faith & Work Forum with Cindy Brinker Simmons
Feb
23
12:30pm12:30pm

Faith & Work Forum with Cindy Brinker Simmons

Come enjoy a free lunch and listen as Cindy Brinker Simmons shares about the interplay between faith and engagement in the business world. Cindy is a founding partner of Levenson Group which is a full-service strategic communications company that integrates advertising, public relations, marketing and social media.  She has been known for thirty-five years for her work as an expert communications specialist. Cindy serves on several non-profit and ministerial boards including the Virginia Athletic Foundation.  She graduated from UVa in 1979 with a bachelor of arts in communications and Spanish.  Cindy was a member of the varsity tennis team and cross country team and received the “Female Athlete of the Year” award. 

Cindy resides in Dallas and was married to her late husband, Robert (“Bob”) L. Simmons, Jr. for 15 years.  They have one son, William. Cindy is currently on sabbatical writing a book on hope.  Her first book, Little Mo’s Legacy: A Mother’s Lessons, A Daughter’s Story , was published in 2001. 

RSVP to christy@theologicalhorizons.org

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Lowland Hum CD Release Party
Feb
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lowland Hum CD Release Party

Come celebrate the release of our friends Lowland Hum’s new CD Thin. WNRN will be presenting the CD release party at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Friday, February 17th at 9pm. Lowland Hum will be accompanied by very special guests Will Marsh of Gold Connections, Juliana Daugherty, and Kurt Schuler of Omen Moth

Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
Tickets: $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show

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Vintage Lunch with Susan Yates - All Welcome!
Feb
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Vintage Lunch with Susan Yates - All Welcome!

Risky Faith: Becoming Brave Enough to Trust the God who is Bigger than your World

How can we walk in the faith that keeps us focused on God in the midst of the hard circumstances life never stops throwing in our path? Where do you find faith like that? Author and speaker Susan Yates will share stories from her own life and ideas from her new book, Risky Faith, to give us a renewed understanding and vision to walk in the confidence of a God so much bigger than the challenges we often face. 

 All are welcome!

 

 

 

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Women's Tea with Author & Speaker Susan Yates
Feb
9
4:00pm 4:00pm

Women's Tea with Author & Speaker Susan Yates

How can we walk in the faith that keeps us focused on God in the midst of the hard circumstances life never stops throwing in our path? Where do you find faith like that? Author and speaker Susan Yates will share stories from her own life and ideas from her new book, Risky Faith, to give us a renewed understanding and vision to walk in the confidence of a God so much bigger than the challenges we often face. 

 

Women only. Please RSVP to christy@theologicalhorizons.org

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 "In Love with a Place I Tried to Avoid" with author Cary Umhau
Feb
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

"In Love with a Place I Tried to Avoid" with author Cary Umhau

Come join us for a home-cooked meal and a chance to hear from author Cary Umhau about her own journey into the Christian faith as well as the creation of a non-profit and movement called, Spacious. 

To learn more about Cary and her work with Spacious, see:

"What will be will be."

"God glory concentrate." 

Learn more about her 2015 memoir, Burning down the Fireproof Hotel.

All are welcome!

 

 

 

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Before the Rush Lunch
Jan
13
12:30pm12:30pm

Before the Rush Lunch

Whether you are rushing or not, come enjoy a fresh lunch and cup of tea among other women at the University and explore questions like:

Who are my friends and what makes a real friend?
What is important to me?
Where do I find my identity?
Am I beautiful?
How do I deal with disappointment?
Where is God in all of this?

All women are welcome! RSVP to karen@theologicalhorizons.org

 

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Advent Concert with Claire Hitchins
Dec
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Advent Concert with Claire Hitchins

Come enjoy a contemplative Advent concert with New City Artist in Residence, Claire Hitchins.  Common Grounds, 480 Rugby Road. All are welcome!

CLAIRE’S HOMESPUN MUSICAL SENSIBILITY WAS FASHIONED AMONG THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF VIRGINIA, FORMED AS MUCH BY THE DECIDUOUS FORESTS AND SWIMMING HOLES OF HER HOME STATE AS BY THE TRADITIONAL SONGS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH. HER SIMPLE, SOULFUL FOLK MELODIES WEAVE A MUSICAL FABRIC THAT IS AT ONCE SPACIOUS AND INTIMATE.

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Faith & Work Forum | Life in Silicon Valley Panel
Nov
17
12:30pm12:30pm

Faith & Work Forum | Life in Silicon Valley Panel

Come enjoy lunch and a panel of faithful folks who've worked in Silicon Valley share on their experience of connecting their faith and life in that context.

Theological Horizons sponsors the Faith & Work Forum, a three-part lunch series at a lawn pavilion that discusses the interplay between faith, work, and life. Each semester, we feature three guest speakers and leaders from across the business world who bring authentic stories about seeking a meaningful, purpose driven life within business. RSVP required. Email peterjhartwig@gmail.com to learn more. 

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Faith & Work Forum with Pam Sutton-Wallace
Oct
20
1:30pm 1:30pm

Faith & Work Forum with Pam Sutton-Wallace

Pam Sutton-Wallace | Thursday, Oct 20 | 12:30-1:30pm

Pam Sutton-Wallace is the Chief Executive Office of the UVa Medical Center. She overseas the strategic direction and operations of all inpatient and ambulatory services of the medical center. 

Theological Horizons sponsors the Faith & Work Forum, a three-part lunch series at a lawn pavilion that discusses the interplay between faith, work, and life. Each semester, we feature three guest speakers and leaders from across the business world who bring authentic stories about seeking a meaningful, purpose driven life within business. RSVP required. Email peterjhartwig@gmail.com to learn more. 

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Walter Bruegemann at Westminster Presbyterian
Sep
17
11:00am11:00am

Walter Bruegemann at Westminster Presbyterian

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On Saturday, September 17, Dr. Walter Brueggemann,

renowned scholar and lecturer, will be delivering two lectures at

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville.

 

11:00 "FOLLOW THE MONEY": A review of the ways in which the Bible characteristically responds to "an economy of extraction"and proposed alternatives to such practices.

1:30 "CHOOSING AGAINST OUR CHOSENNESS": 
a reflectionon the way in which chosenness (ancient Israel, the church, the USAor whites) tilts regularly toward violence.

 

Lectures are free.  All are welcome.

 

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Faith & Work Forum with Robbie Berndt
Sep
8
12:30pm12:30pm

Faith & Work Forum with Robbie Berndt

Robbie Berndt | Thursday, Sept 8 | 12:30-1:30pm

Robert Berndt (UVa alumnus) oversees all of Dominion Enterprises’ automotive technology businesses as well as Landmark Interactive, the online marketing services division of Dominion Enterprises.

Theological Horizons sponsors the Faith & Work Forum, a three-part lunch series at a lawn pavilion that discusses the interplay between faith, work, and life. Each semester, we feature three guest speakers and leaders from across the business world who bring authentic stories about seeking a meaningful, purpose driven life within business. RSVP required. Email Peter Hartwig to learn more. 

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Wahoo Welcomes!
Aug
19
to Aug 20

Wahoo Welcomes!

Upper class students and community volunteers bring fresh-baked cookies to 'love-in' our First Year students on move-in days.  Know a new, incoming First Year or are you one? Fill out this form and we'll be sure to give you a warm and yummy welcome!

 

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Aug
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

ICONS | Sacred Art. Celebrity Portraits?

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A Special Art & Theology Tour of the Andy Warhol exhibit at the UVa Fralin Museum

Led by Elizabeth Bickley, graduate student in Arts and Religion

If icons are images frozen in time which point to larger active stories, then what can Andy Warhol’s iconic painting reveal to us about our contemporary American world? And how exactly do cultural icons overlap or collide with religious icons? Join us on a special tour of the Fralin Art Museum as we puzzle over these silkscreen images created by the perceptive, unabashed Andy Warhol. 

A reception will follow outside in UVa Arts Grounds.  

RSVP: elizabethbbickley@gmail.com

Parking is available directly behind the Museum on Bayly Drive, in the A6 lot on Rugby Road adjacent to Madison Bowl, and in the Culbreth Road Garage. Permits for all three lots are available at the Museum's front desk. Parking map (pdf) >

The Museum also validates parking tickets from the Central Grounds Garage on Emmet Street.

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Jul
31
3:00pm 3:00pm

ICONS | Sacred Art. Celebrity Portraits?

A Special Art & Theology Tour of the Andy Warhol exhibit at the UVa Fralin Museum

Led by Elizabeth Bickley, graduate student in Arts and Religion

**note: This tour is also offered on Friday, August 5 from 4-5pm!**

If icons are images frozen in time which point to larger active stories, then what can Andy Warhol’s iconic painting reveal to us about our contemporary American world? And how exactly do cultural icons overlap or collide with religious icons? Join us on a special tour of the Fralin Art Museum as we puzzle over these silkscreen images created by the perceptive, unabashed Andy Warhol. 

A reception will follow outside in UVa Arts Grounds. RSVP: elizabethbbickley@gmail.com

Parking is available directly behind the Museum on Bayly Drive, in the A6 lot on Rugby Road adjacent to Madison Bowl, and in the Culbreth Road Garage. Permits for all three lots are available at the Museum's front desk. Parking map (pdf) >

The Museum also validates parking tickets from the Central Grounds Garage on Emmet Street.

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