The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt to Speak at 2012 Blandy Lectures

Sep 25 - Sep 26
Seminary of the Southwest

Seminary of the Southwest and the Southwest Alumni Association are honored to welcome the Rev. Carol Howard Merritt as the 2012 Blandy Lecturer. Named for the first dean of Seminary of the Southwest, the Very Rev. Gray Blandy, the annual Blandy Lectures are hosted by the Southwest Alumni Association and held over the course of two days on the seminary campus in the fall of each year. This year, the lectures will be held Tuesday, September 25th thru Wednesday, September 26th.
2012 Blandy Lecture by the Rev. Carol Howard Merritt
Lecture Topic:
Current(s): How are shifting tides changing your church today?  How can we faithfully respond?

God calls us to teach our faith from generation to generation. In our time together, we will explore how current generational dynamics, technological advancements, and evolving communication have changed our culture and how we can respond faithfully. Whether you serve a traditional congregation or you're interested in new church movements, we will discern how God is working through and with our current landscape.

In addition to two sessions by the Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, the Southwest Alumni Association will also offer 2 hours toward continuing education credit through two panel discussions on Utilizing Social Media and Church Planting. Attendees of the panel discussions and both lectures will be eligible for a total of 4 CEU's.

About the Rev. Carol Howard Merritt:
Carol Howard Merritt is a pastor at Western Presbyterian Church, an intergenerational congregation and the home of Miriam's Kitchen, a feeding and social service program that welcomes 200 homeless guests for breakfast and dinner each weekday. Carol is the award-winning author of Tribal Church (Alban Institute, 2007) and Reframing Hope (Alban Institute, forthcoming). She has written numerous articles and she blogs for the Christian Century and Huffington Post. Carol co-hosts a weekly God Complex Radio podcast and she leads conferences nationally and internationally on cultural shifts and religion.