Join Us for The Colloquy at General

New for Spring 2017, The General Theological Seminary invites you to The Colloquy at General, a public conversation centering on the church in a changing world.

On selected Wednesday and Friday mornings throughout the semester, General will host an interdisciplinary range of scholars and practitioners who will share a paper, presentation, project, or performance and engage in a dialogue with the community.

The public is welcome at all events in the Colloquy. The Friday morning presentations will be preceded by a brief, informal service of Morning Prayer at 9:50 a.m. in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Guests are welcome to join the community for lunch in the Refectory after the Colloquy. The cost for lunch is $18 per person. Tickets for lunch can be purchased at the front desk upon arrival.

Presentations will be held in Sherred 1B at The General Theological Seminary, unless otherwise indicated. General is located at 440 West 21st Street, New York City.

Students should note that, when scheduled for a Wednesday morning, the Colloquy is offered in lieu of advising.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017
9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

The Call to Lead as Well as Shepherd:
The Good News for Challenging Times

The Rev. Canon Dr. Altagracia Perez-Bullard
Canon for Congregational Vitality in the Diocese of New York

Canon Perez-Bullard assists congregations as they seek to engage and collaborate with their changing contexts to bring new life to their communities in the name of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Perez-Bullard will also preach in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd the night before at the Tuesday community Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Friday, March 24, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Attention Merchants: The Battle between Religion,
Government and Commerce for Access to the Public’s Mind

Dr. Tim Wu
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School

Dr. Tim Wu is best known for coining the phrase “net neutrality” and popularizing the concept thereafter. Wu has also made significant contributions to antitrust policy and wireless communications policy. He is most recently the author of The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads (Knopf, 2016).

Friday, April 7, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Faith Formation in a Secular Age
Dr. Andrew Root
Luther Seminary

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

The Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon
Archbishop from Nigeria and Secretary General of the Anglican Communion

Archbishop Idowu-Fearon will also preach in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at the following Thursday Eucharist at 9:50 a.m. All are welcome.

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