Claremont in the Media February 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:38AM

Media Highlights for CST and Claremont Lincoln for Feb. 2013

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Faculty, Staff, & Trustee News

Duane Bidwell’s new book, Empowering Couples: A Narrative Approach to Spiritual Care, Fortress Press, is now out. He also had his OpEd on Religion and Exclusion at Little Saigon’s Tet Parade published in The Feminist Wire.

Bishop Minerva Carcaño gave a moving meditation at a special Immigration Vigil in Kresge Chapel. Watch the video here.

Philip Clayton presented a guest lecture at La Sierra University titled “What Does it Mean to be Peacemakers in a Divided World?” It was also featured in the Press-Enterprise. The Ventura County Star covered Clayton’s recent lecture “Has Science Killed God?” at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. He also spoke on Homebrewed Christianity on "An Upside-Down Politics and an Inside-Out Church: Moving Occupy From Tent to Pew,", and had a chapter in the new book, Science and Religion in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Russell Re Manning. He was also featured in Closer to Truth on How should we think about God.

Tamar Frankiel wrote a meditation on Purim for the Huffington Post – Cast Your Lot with Goodness.

Grace Kao featured the Center for Sexuality, Gender, and Religion’s letter to the organizers of Little Saigon’s Tet Parade (celebrating the Lunar New Year) in a moving Feminism and Religion blog.

Dennis MacDonald’s new book on Q and the Synoptic Problem, titled Two Shipwrecked Gospels has now received two positive scholarly reviews in February’s Review of Biblical Literature: One by James McGrath, and another by John Kloppenborg.

Prof. Emeritus Cornish Rogers speaks on NBA TV in a delightful segment about his friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr., shooting hoops, and more. NBA TV says they liked it so much that they made a Turner Network Television version too, which they should have out in the near future.

Helene Slessarev-Jamir spoke about the meaning of Lent in the Daily Bulletin.

Najeeba Syeed-Miller was featured in filmmaker Rafal Zielinski’s web series on forgiveness. She also taught two classes for the Academy of Islamic Thought on Conflict Resolution and Community. Megachurch pastor Pastor Bob Roberts Jr featured her recent interview on forgiveness on his Glocalnet blog. She keynoted for the Student Multi-Faith Leadership Conference at Chapman University, and will soon keynote at Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisburg VA) on Prophetic Peacebuilding.

Mark Yaconelli, Program Director for Center for Engaged Compassion, wrote movingly on Bullies and the Bullied for the Ashland Daily Tidings.

Our faculty members discuss Redemption in a new web page that will feature modern takes on different theology subjects from time to time.

Alumni/ae News

A grand day was had by all at the Annual Alumni/ae and Friends Day with a fantastic keynote by Diana Butler Bass, an equally fantastic panel response by Rev. Eva Thai-Erwin (MDiv 11), Rev. Sharron Graff (MA 83), and Rev. Canon Susan Russell (MDiv 96), followed by a delicious luncheon, honoring Rev. Larry Hixon (MDiv 60) as the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus, and topped off by an excellent ending lecture by Prof. Rosemary Radford Reuther. Stay tuned for the video! The event was featured in Cal-Pac Update and California Nevada Instant Connection, local churches including Claremont UMC and Claremont UCC, the Claremont Colleges, and a number of other places.

The Orange County Register ran a story about how senior pastor Lynn Munson (MDiv 01) is using her business skills to turn around United Methodist Churches.

Student News

Pastors and PhD studentsTripp Fuller and Bo Sanders had an extremely excellent emergent event featuring Rob Bell, Peter Rollins, and Barry Taylor at the Monkish Brewing Co.

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Christine Hong on her new position as Interfaith Associate for the Presbyterian Church USA Office of Theology and Worship!

PhD student Patrick Bruner Reyes, was interviewed for a Daily Bulletin piece on the selection of the new pope.

Claremont School of Theology News

Jim Winkler, General Secretary of the UMC General Board of Church and Society wrote on what CST is doing right with its Claremont Lincoln University connection in A New Thing for a New Day.

The 5th District of the AME Church has entered a historic agreement with CST – don’t miss the special service and celebration on March 12 at 4 p.m.

CST was a proud co-sponsor of Relevance X and Lead 2013, helping to bring together those who are transforming and growing young adult ministry in the UMC. According to our students and staff who attended, it was a moving and inspiring experience for all.

CST will award an honorary doctorate to renowned American theologian and United Methodist John B. Cobb, Jr. at its 2013 Commencement.

Claremont Lincoln University News

Don’t Miss: The third Voices of Wisdom event – Jesus the Jew on March 11 The Indic Foundation’s benefit for the School of Hindu Studies – two short plays by Aanandrao Lingayat on March 31.

Claremont Lincoln’s Center for Jain Studies presents: a Summer in India Program that offers High School Teachers In-Depth Education in Non-Violence.

Inside Higher Ed announced that Claremont Lincoln’s Commencement Speaker would be Eboo Patel, as did the ICSC News Blog.

The announcement of Claremont Lincoln’s launch of the Center for Sikh Studies really lit up the blogosphere with literally thousands of Sikh and India media sites featuring the good news, including News East West, India West, as did the Indian-American, also known as the News Indian Times, the web news site, The Sikh Wire, American Turban, NRI Internet, and a host of others.