Westminster Seminars

Event details

  • Sunday | April 29, 2018
  • 09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Galbreath Chapel
  • 412-835-6630

April 29
Neighbors Near and Far
John P. Burgess, Professor of Systematic Theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

This series will examine from a Christian perspective the social identities – such as race, gender, class, ethnicity, or national heritage – that define people today. We will then ask: What can Christians affirm about these specific identities, and where are we called to rise above these identities and perhaps even challenge them? The series will offer theological and practical resources for seeing others as our neighbors, even when their identity is very different from our own. Dr. John Burgess will lead the series, drawing on his own experience in reaching across social boundaries both locally and internationally.

Coming in May
Two Centuries of Women in Church and Public Life
Presented in memory of Westminster elder Warren Archer

Warren planned this series on women’s rights, writing: “Virtually all of the women leading this crusade were Christians … [who] often had to deal with arguments against women’s rights put forward by men quoting the Bible. As a result, the debate about the place of women in a Christian society was often part of the debate about what legal rights women should have.”