Summer Reading, vol. 1: Ryan Bonfiglio

Pitts kicks off its series of Summer Reading suggestions with recommendations from Assistant Professor in the Practice of Old Testament and Director of Public Theological Education, Dr. Ryan Bonfiglio! Dr. Bonfiglio joined the Candler faculty in 2018. He previously taught at Columbia Theological Seminary and served as the John H. Stembler Scholar in Residence at the First Presbyterian Church (USA) of Atlanta.

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Take a break from the books with a speaker series directed by Dr. Bonfiglio called TheoEd Talks. TheoEd Talks bring together leading thinkers in the church and the academy to give the talk of their lives in 20 minutes or less. By packaging powerful ideas in bite size talks, this series seeks to do for the Bible, theology, and spirituality what the popular TED series has done for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. These highly polished, beautifully produced talks are designed to spark conversations that change how regular church goers and those who are just curious about faith think about God, religion, and the power of faith to change lives and communities.

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Past speakers have included: Shane Claiborne, Amy-Jill Levine, Mike McHargue, Diana Butler Bass, Lauren Winner, Pete Enns, and Candler’s own Greg Ellison and Brent Strawn. TheoEd Talks events are hosted live twice a year in Atlanta, but all of past talks can be viewed for free at www.TheoEd.com. You can also subscribe to the podcast, where you’ll have instant access to all of the talks as well as behind the scenes interviews with the speakers. TheoEd Talks is now part of Candler’s new initiative in Public Theological Education. Stay tuned and register for the next event coming up on Sunday, September 22 featuring Jonathan Merritt, Austin Channing Brown, Mihee Kim Kort, and Ted Smith.

Thank you to Dr. Bonfiglio for this timely and innovative suggestion! Stay tuned over the summer for reading and resource suggestions from Candler’s faculty and staff.

 

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Take your library privileges with you!

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Emory graduates! Remember that your Emory Alumni/ae privileges extend past your time here on campus! Emory alums not only enjoy traditional borrowing privileges, but also remote access to digital tools that will help you in future studies, ministry, and more! Visit pitts.emory.edu/alums to find out how you can continue using ATLA, Hermeneia commentaries, and other resources post-commencement.

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Pitts is in Final Exam Mode!

The end of the semester is on the horizon, and Pitts is officially in Final Exam mode! Please see below for reminders about library policies from Monday 4/29 to Tuesday 5/7. Best of luck on your exams – you’ve got this!

  • Extended Hours: From Monday 4/29 through Tuesday 5/7, the library will extend its hours. Opening hours will stay the same, but the library will stay open additional hours at night. For full hours, please visit http://pitts.emory.edu/hours. Please note that the building locks soon after the library closes, so all students will need to leave the Candler School of Theology building complex when the library closes. There are 24-hour study spaces on campus, particularly the Woodruff Library (http://web.library.emory.edu/using-the-library/visiting-the-library/hours/).
  • Silent Study Space: From Monday 4/29 through Tuesday 5/7, the library will be a silent study space. We ask that all patrons respect their colleagues and go outside the library for any conversations.
  • Pitts Hospitality: During Finals, the library becomes a popular study place for all members of the Emory community. As a part of the Emory community, the library is open to all Emory faculty, students, and staff, and during Finals we often welcome many new patrons to the library. We encourage all to extend hospitality to one another, sharing tables and assistance in the space, while alerting the library staff to any problematic behavior. For our building use policies, please visit http://pitts.emory.edu/policies.
  • Snacks Only: Due to higher library use, we make extra efforts to keep the space clean for our patrons and safe for our books. Please remember our food and drink policy, which allows only small snacks that don’t create a mess or odors and only drinks in spill-proof containers. In addition, we ask that you clean up after yourself and alert staff to any spills or clutter needing attention. Please also be aware of how you are disposing of your waste, using the proper recycling and compost receptacles.
  • Extra Study Space: The library is happy to open extra study space for students during this busy time. The 3rd Floor Lecture Hall (Room 360) and the 3rd Floor Classrooms (Rooms 368 and 369) will be open as a study space from Thursday 5/2 – Tuesday 5/7. If you would like to learn about study space at Pitts, visit http://pitts.emory.edu/map.
  • Advanced Booking for Small Group Study Rooms: The 7 small group study rooms are popular during Finals, and so we encourage Candler students to book them early. For Finals, we have extended the advance booking time to 14 days so that you can book now for any day of the Finals period. You can read the room policies and make reservations online at http://pitts.emory.edu/rooms.
  • Let Us Know How We’re Doing: Each year the library staff works hard to adjust policies and practices to make the library a welcoming space for good work. If you like what you see or notice something that you think we could do better, please let us know. You can speak to any of our staff and feel free to email us at theologyref [at] emory [dot] edu.
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Finals Approaching!

From Monday 4/29 through Tuesday 5/7, Pitts Theology Library will extend its hours. Opening hours will stay the same, but the Library will stay open additional hours at night. For full hours, please visit http://pitts.emory.edu/hoursPlease Note that the building locks soon after the library closes, so all students will need to leave the Candler School of Theology building complex when the library closes. There are other 24-hour study spaces on campus, particularly the Woodruff Library.

During this time, we will also be a silent study space, so please take any conversations outside of the library. Additionally, the third floor classrooms will be open to accommodate extra study space, so be sure to check there for a quiet study spot! If you’re in need of collaborative study space, you can book a group study room.

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Easter Weekend Hours

Please note that Pitts Theology Library will be closed from Friday, April 19 until Sunday, April 21 for Good Friday and the Easter weekend. The library will re-open at 7:30 AM on Monday, April 22. Please refer to the Table of All Libraries’ Hours for alternative study spaces!

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Exhibition Event: Singing the Psalms

Join us this Wednesday, April 10th at 7:30pm in Cannon Chapel for an event held in collaboration with Pitts Theology Library’s new Exhibition Word for Word, Sense for Sense: The English Bible in History & Worship curated by Brady Beard with Kim Akano, Alexandra Mauney, and Brandon Wason. Enjoy a musical program featuring members of the Candler School of Theology, GA Sacred Harp Singers, Eastside United Methodist Church, and Columbia Theological Seminary communities. No registration is required, and all are welcome! A short reception will follow the program in the Candler School of Theology Atrium.

View the program online here.

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New Pitts Exhibition Opening April 8, 2019

Pitts Theology Library’s newest exhibition Word for Word, Sense for Sense: The English Bible in History and Worship opens next week on April 8th! Curated by Brady Beard, Kim Akano, Alexandra Mauney, and Brandon Wason, this exhibition invites visitors into a new appreciation for the history and contexts of the many English translations of the Bible. A special Thursday Honors will be held on April 11th at the Level 2 CST Atrium to highlight the opening – we hope to see you there!

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New Exhibition Coming Soon!

March 15th marked the final day of the “Materiality of Devotion: From Manuscript to Print” exhibition! We acknowledge the hard work from our curators, the Rose Library, and the Carlos Museum to make this collaborative exhibition a success. Remember, you can now view the catalog online and watch talks from the Exhibition Symposium on Candler’s Vimeo website. Stay tuned for information about the forthcoming exhibition: Word for Word, Sense for Sense: The English Bible in History & Worship curated by Brady Beard with Kim Akano, Alexandra Mauney, and Brandon Wason.

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Spring Break Library Hours

Spring Break is upon us! Please note Pitts Theology Library’s intercession hours below:

Saturday, March 9: CLOSED
Sunday, March 10: CLOSED
Monday – Friday, March 11-15: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday, March 16: CLOSED
Sunday, March 17: CLOSED

Pitts will resume normal hours on Monday, March 18th. Our staff wish you a safe and relaxing Spring break!

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Easter Resources Weekly Workshop

As Holy Week approaches, the to-do lists get longer and the time gets shorter! Even though it isn’t, strictly speaking, the “good news” of this liturgical season, Pitts does have some good news! Next week’s workshop will help you prepare for the busy season of Easter by exploring key resources for Holy Week worship services. In this workshop, we will look at resources for worship planning, preaching, and the selection of images and music. Register online to secure your spot!

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