North Park Theological Seminary offers academic and formational events throughout the year, providing students with access to prominent scholarship, relevant conversations, and a full community experience. Many of our events are also broadcast online and open to the public, providing resources to our alumni, as well as the church and academic communities beyond our campus.
Nyvall News & Notes
Nyvall News & Notes is a publication of North Park Theological Seminary and exists to connect current students, alumni and friends of the seminary with the happenings of the seminary community. Our goal is not only to distribute necessary information, but to provide a window into the life of North Park Theological Seminary. Visit the Nyvall News & Notes site to read the current issue and browse past updates.
Traditioned Innovation: A Public Theology Series
We enter the 2020–2021 academic year amid many economic and political uncertainties, navigating the layered crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, persistent, and pernicious racialized inequities in church, nation, and world. This complex reality requires all the resources available to us, including a critical evaluation of the past – “traditioned innovation” (L. Gregory Jones) that fruitfully draws from, critiques, and reimagines the past for the needs of the present and future. NPTS faculty and leading practitioners of Covenant congregations and denominational ministries will collaborate to lead creative discussions integrating scholarship, ministry practices, and formation.
“Embodied Worship over Zoom?: The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Online Worship” If you missed the session on September 23, 2020 click here to view it on the NPTS Facebook page.
In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, many churches in the US found themselves transitioning to a completely online service with little to no time to prepare. Most of the conversations in the immediate aftermath necessarily revolved around pragmatic questions like which online platform to use or what technology to buy to best broadcast the service. But how do we think about embodied online worship theologically? Join worship professor David Bjorlin and Pastors Rici Skei (On Ramps Covenant Church, Fresno), Marco Ambriz (First Covenant Church, Oakland), and Jenny Rae Armstrong (Darrow Road Wesleyan Church).
“Discovering Signs of God’s Grace in the Midst of Chaos” October 21, 12:00 -1:30 pm (Central). Register here to join by Zoom or visit the North Park Theological Seminary Facebook page to view the session.
NPTS Old Testament scholars, Jim Bruckner and Nate Clayton, will present on the questions and answers God’s people wrestled with in times of crises. Rev. Dr. Michael Carrion (Bronx, NY) and Ms. Khanh Nguyen (Minneapolis, MN) will offer perspectives on how God’s people are currently seeing God’s grace at work in these turbulent times. Moderator: Dr. Dennis Edwards
“Creating Christian Community amidst Multiple Pandemics” November 18, 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Central). Register here to join by Zoom or visit the North Park Theological Seminary Facebook page to view the session.
The ministry field will lead a conversation around how to be the church and ways to enhance Christian community in the midst of navigating COVID-19, ongoing racial violence, and the polarized political climate.
Save the date for the our spring 2021 discussions from 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Central), February 17, March 24, and April 21. Additional details will be posted as they become available.
The Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture features prominent international scholars and provides a forum for interdisciplinary theology from a biblical perspective. Learn more.
We are proud to welcome a number of guests each year who offer scholarship on a variety of theological topics. Learn more.
North Park Theological Seminary’s commencement service is a special day each spring, and we invite you to join us to celebrate with our students. Graduating students should also review this information for important details about planning for graduation, commencement day, and beyond. Learn more.