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MidWinter Lectures

January 29 - 31, 2018

We're excited to announce the stellar line-up for our 2018 MidWinter Lectures. We hope you can join us January 29-31 for three full days of lectures, worship, and conversation.


Walk-in registration will be available on Monday, January 29, 2018 beginning at 4:00 pm.

You can also call Selina Aguirre at (512) 404-4809 to submit your payment over the phone.


Currie Lecturer

The Reverend Dr. Willie James Jennings

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale University Divinity School

Westervelt Lecturer

The Reverend Dr. Frank Yamada

Executive Director of The Association of Theological Schools and past president of McCormick Seminary

Jones Lecturer

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge

Dean and President of Seminary of the Southwest

MidWinters Preacher

The Reverend Dr. Jonathan L. Walton

The Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and the Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church of Harvard University


We've got some special gatherings planned for the Classes of 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, and 2008-2017. Make your reservations soon to connect with your former classmates!

Special Guest on Tuesday

Ministry and Practice Luncheon

Anna Vu-Wallace, MD

Dr. Vu-Wallace is an internal medicine physician with a focus on peri-operative medicine. She is a member of the Seton Cove Board and is a former part-owner and has served as medical director and board member for Hospital Internists of Austin. She began her meditation study eight years ago with an Eastern practice and she has been practicing Centering Prayer over the last four years as part of her daily spiritual practice. She is trained and certified to teach Centering Prayer through Contemplative Outreach. Vu-Wallace has also studied stress-reduction and the relaxation response associated with meditation through the Benson-Henry Institute at Harvard Medical School. She has been teaching physicians and other healthcare professionals stress physiology and stress-reduction meditation using the Centering method. Dr. Vu-Wallace is currently working on a curriculum in collaboration with the Dell Medical School to introduce the same teaching to medical students and residents, future physicians and healers.


Unless otherwise noted, all events take place on campus in Shelton Chapel or the McCord Community Center; Moderated Conversation is in Stitt Library.

Monday, January 29

9:00 ASA Board Meeting

3:00 Coffee Fellowship

4:00 - 6:00 Registration

5:45 Reunion Dinner:
(Classes of 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008)

7:00 Worship, Shelton Chapel

9:00 Koinonia: Classes of 2008-2017, The Local


Tuesday, January 30

7:30 ASA Board and Student Breakfast

8:15 Coffee Fellowship

8:45 Gathering Music

9:00 First Currie Lecture

10:15 Coffee Fellowship

10:45 First Westervelt Lecture

Noon Ministry and Practice Luncheon

1:30 First Jones Lecture

2:45 Second Currie Lecture

3:30 Coffee Fellowship

4:00 Moderated Conversation

5:30 Food trucks

7:00 Worship

Wednesday, January 31

8:15 Gathering Music

8:30 Second Westervelt Lecture

9:30 Coffee Fellowship

10:00 Second Jones Lecture

11:15 Third Currie Lecture

12:30 ASA Banquet

Plan your stay

For your convenience we've reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn (6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.; 512-451-5757).

Group code "ATS" or IATA #99801505

Alumni Goal:
Distance Education Center

(Last updated May 23, 2018)

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