Annual Gathering – April 14-16, 2016 Chicago, IL

The ARL’s spring 2016 annual theme was

Engaging Sacred Texts for Teaching Religious Leadership

It focused on the following questions:

  • How do we, as teachers and leaders, engage sacred texts in the teaching and practice of leading?
  • How do theological perspectives dictate the ways in which we approach text in the teaching of religious leadership?
  • What are the methodological assumptions that we employ in our engagement with sacred texts for leadership formation?
  • What are the pedagogical practices or implications for engaging sacred texts for leadership formation?

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David Forney (Charlottesville, VA), Erica Martin (Seattle, WA), Mark Lau Branson (Pasadena, CA), Scott Hagley (Pittsburgh, PA)

Here are notes from the presentations as interpreted by Steve Thomason.

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Presidential Address  by Kyle Small

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Matthew and Learning Communities by Mark Lau Branson

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Holy Dissent: Teaching Religious Leaders to Preach AGAINST the Text by Erica Martin

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Response by Steve Sprinkle

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 What’s the Source: Biblical Authority, Social Sciences, and Leadership Studies in Theological Education by David Forney

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Response by Carson Reed

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Rob Muthiah leading our pedagogy session

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Words that Disclose World: Ricoeur’s Phenomenology of the Text, Situated Learning, and Leadership Formation by Scott Hagley

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