2014 Senior Ministry Thesis Presentations

The thesis presentations are done in the final year of the MDiv program. As acts of public theology, they intend to foster creative communication and wider discussion of each student's senior ministry thesis.

The Rope of War: Between Forgiveness and Justice
Tuesday, April 29, 7:00-8:30pm
University Church, 5655 S. University Ave.
Elijah Zehyoue
 
To Fight the Good Fight: Conflicts, Congregations, and Loyalty
Thursday, May 1, 7:00-8:30pm
Hyde Park Union Church Fellowship Hall, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Brandon Cook
 
Shamor v'Zakhor: Bearing Witness to Sexual Abuse in the Jewish Community
Saturday, May 3, during the afternoon minhah service at Mishkan Chicago
Bodhi Spiritual Center, 2746 N. Magnolia Ave.
Steven Philp
 
What does the Hunger Games have to say about Theology of Childhood? 
Sunday, May 4 during the Adult Formation Presentation at 10:20am
Saint Paul and the Redeemer, 4950 S Dorchester
Attendees are also invited to experience SPR's child-friendly church service at 9:15am.
Maggie Nancarrow
 
"The Monk as Timely Artist; or, Why William Blake and Immanuel Kant Sublimely Agree on Something."
Thursday, May 8, 7:00-8:30 pm
Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. - Terrace seminar room (8th floor)
Patrick Derdall
 
“Toward a Postcolonial Pastoral Theology:  Shared Vulnerabilities and Cross-Cultural Solidarity”
Monday, May 19, 7:00-8:30pm
Disciples Divinity House, 1156 E. 57th St.
Hyein Park
 
“Evensong, Evenfun: Practicing Polyphony and Humor in Worship”
Tuesday May 27, 7:30-9:00pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, 4550 N Hermitage and O'Shaughnessy's Public House, 4557 N Ravenswood
Paul Goodenough
 
“GODTalks: Loss, Place, & Poetry”
Wednesday May 28,  5:00-8:30pm
Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street - Terrace seminar room (8th floor)
5:00-5:30pm – Alex McCauslin
5:30-6:00pm – Erika Dornfeld - "God in the Storm?: Towards a Hermeneutic of Natural Disasters"
6:00-6:30pm - Q&A
6:30-7:00pm - dinner
7:00-7:30pm – Leah Boyd - "Liberating Job from Redemptive Suffering" 
7:30-8:00pm – Olivia Bustion
8:00-8:30pm - Q&A
 
Sorry I’m Not Sorry:  Why the Decline of Marriage May Not Be a Bad Thing, and What Ministers Should Do About It
Friday, May 30, 4:30 pm
Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey Parkway
Nora Kahn
 
“Let’s Talk about Sex: Pastors, Social Workers, and HIV/AIDS”
Wednesday, June 4, 6:30-8:00 pm
Brent House, 5540 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Emmi Gordon
 
"Unseen Warfare: Fitting Modern Men with the Armor of God"
Thursday, June 5, 6:30-7:30pm
Henry Crown Field House, 5550 S. University Ave.
Walter Thorne
 
For any questions about time or location, please contact the Ministry Area Assistant here: