Recommended Events

These are events I am recommending to my students at Samford University. Other people may be interested in them as well.

September 15, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m, “Paul’s Strategy in a World that Despises Women: Reflections on 1 Timothy 2” lecture by Osvaldo Padilla and discussion, sponsored by Theta Alpha Kappa honor society and the Center for Women in Ministry, Divinity Hall N-101

September 22-24, lunchtime to evening, St George’s Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, Middle Eastern Food Festival. Enjoy great food, music, dancing, and tours of a church full of icons. St. George Church is located on Birmingham’s Southside near I-65 at 425 16th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205.

September 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., 1st African American Family History Fair: The Road To Freedom, Birmingham Family History Center, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2780 Altadena Road 35243

September 29, 9:30 to 12:00, Ben Brown Plaza, Theological Education Day, meet representatives from various seminaries and divinity schools from around the country.

October 6, 6:30 p.m., Leslie Wright Concert Hall, “What is African American Biblical Interpretation and Why It Matters: Further Reflections on Black Ecclesial Interpretation,” Esau McCaulley, associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College.

October 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Symeon Orthodox Church, Food and Culture Fair. 3101 Clairmont Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205

October 13-15, Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Greek Festival. The Cathedral is located at 307 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL, 35205.

October 23, 10:15 -11:15 a.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, “African American Churches and Birmingham’s Religious Landscape: Jesus, Church Architecture, and Remembering 1963,” Sunday Forum Dr. David Bains. St. Stephen’s is located at 3775 Crosshaven Dr., Vestavia Hills, AL 35223

October 24-25, The Beauty of God: Preaching, Worship, and the Arts Conference students must register for the conference, but can do so for only $10 with code–email drbians@samford.edu for the code. This registration includes several meals! The conference is held at Samford University and is sponsored by the Center for Worship and the Arts and the Robert Smith Jr. Preaching Institute.

October 26, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Paths to Ministry: Women in Ministry Panel, Howard Room, sponsored by the Center for Women in Ministry

October 30, 10:15 -11:15 a.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, “African American Churches and Birmingham’s Religious Landscape: Landmark Churches of the Civil Rights Movement and Changing Neighborhoods,” Sunday Forum Dr. David Bains. St. Stephen’s is located at 3775 Crosshaven Dr., Vestavia Hills, AL 35223.

November 1-3, 11 a.m. – 12 noon, Hodges Chapel, “‘Not by Bread Alone’: Justification and the Christian Hope” Reformation Heritage Lectures, Ian McFarland.

November 5, Slavic Food Festival, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 105 Park Avenue, Brookside, Alabama 35036

Tuesday, November 15, Holley-Hull Lectures, How to Find Yourself: Why Looking Inward Is Not the Answer, Dr. Brian Rosner, Ridley College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Two related talks:
10 a.m. sermon in Wright Center Concert Hall in campus worship
3 p.m. lecture in Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall.

For a list of past recommended events, click here.