Spend an afternoon digging into the lectionary texts for the season with Seminary faculty and fellow preachers and worship leaders.
Date: October 10, 2014
Begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center
100 East 27th Street, Austin, 78705
Recommended for: preachers and church leaders
Dr. Suzie Park, assistant professor of Old Testament, joined the faculty of Austin Seminary in 2011. Previously, she was visiting professor of religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She completed her PhD at Harvard in 2010, writing a dissertation that traced the development of stories about King Hezekiah in the Hebrew Bible. Dr. Park's primary research interest centers on the literary and theological interpretations of the Old Testament. In particular, she is concerned with the ways in which biblical literature reflects historical, ideological, and theological struggles, especially as they relate to the politics of identity. She has authored several articles and entries in various works, including "Story, Interpretation, and Identity" in the fall 2013 issue of Insights, “The Frustration of Wisdom: Wisdom, Counsel, and Divine Will in 2 Samuel 17:1–23,” Journal of Biblical Literature (2009), and “Transformation and Demarcation of Jacob’s ‘Flocks’ in Genesis 30: 25-43: Identity, Election and the Role of the Divine,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly (2010). She is currently working on a larger project looking at mimesis and identity-formation in the Hebrew Bible.
The Rev. Dr. Jack Barden, vice president for admissions, a 1988 graduate of Austin Seminary, joined the administration in July 2008. A native Texan, Barden, who holds a BA in religion from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and a DMin in preaching from McCormick Theological Seminary, has served churches in Fulton, Missouri, Hazard and Middlesboro, Kentucky, and in Houston. He is the author of 'Postle Jack Tales, a collection of spiritual folktales which was honored with the Jim Angell Award by the Presbyterian Writers’ Guild. He has also published articles in Homily Service and Lectionary Homiletics, and a sermon in Faith in Words, published by Geneva Press.