By Phil Collins
The Church of the Brethren Ministers’ Association is hosting a virtual pre-Annual Conference event on June 29, 6-9 p.m., and June 30, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon and 1-4 p.m. (Eastern time). The event will consist of presentations by New Testament scholar Michael J. Gorman followed by interactive question-and-answer sessions with attendees.
Gorman is the Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md., who specializes in the letters, theology, and spirituality of the apostle Paul. At this event, he will present on the church in 1 Corinthians.
The committee hopes participants will read one or both of the following books prior to the event: Reading Paul (available through Brethren Press at www.brethrenpress.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=9781556351952) or Participating in Christ: Explorations in Paul’s Theology and Spirituality.
Ministers may earn continuing education credit, for those who sign up for the event. Attendance is priced at $50 and signing up provides a link to the live sessions as well as access to the recorded sessions after the event. Translation is also available if needed.
For more information and registration, which is open now, visit www.brethren.org/ministryoffice.
— Phil Collins is a student at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind. The Brethren Ministers’ Association Committee includes Barbara Wise Lewcsak, Ken Frantz, Erin Huiras, Jody Gunn, Nancy Heishman as director of the Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry, and Tim Morphew, treasurer.
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