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Thursday, June 15 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Welcome and Opening Plenary Address - Rev. Dr. Christian Scharen

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Innovation in Theological Education: Something Old, Something New

In this talk, I will explore types of innovation in theological education, highlighting both how older models of learning and new technologies are combining to transform the leading edges of how faith leaders are prepared in the 21st century. Implications for theological libraries will be explored, based on select case studies.

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Rev. Dr. Christian Scharen

Vice President of Applied Research, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Theological Education, Auburn Theological Seminary of New York
The Rev. Dr. Christian Scharen is Vice President of Applied Research and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Theological Education at Auburn Theological Seminary of New York. His main research and writing interests center on practical theology and theological education, with a particular interest in what strengthens leaders of faith and moral courage in facing the big challenges of the 21st century. A leading scholar working at the intersection of social science and theology, he lectures and writes in the areas of innovation and change in theological education and leadership of faith communities today. He is Co-Director of the Learning Pastoral Imagination Project, an ongoing longitudinal, ecumenical, national study of learning ministry in practice. He loves and writes extensively about faith and pop music, including U2, Leonard Cohen, Billie Holiday, Kanye West, and The Roots. | | Prior to joining Auburn, Christian was Assistant Professor of Worship and Theology and Director of Contextual Education at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has also served as Director of the Faith as a Way of Life Program at the Yale Center for Faith... Read More →

Thursday June 15, 2017 8:45am - 9:45am
Ravinia Ballroom

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