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Payton Lectures 2022

Hosted by
School of Mission and Theology
Travis Auditorium


Embodied Theological Education in a (Dis)Embodied Age

May 12–13, 2022

What is the future of theological education in a digital age? What, more specifically, does the physical body gain or lose in a future marked by a preponderance of online classes? And if we assume that the future of theological education is more, rather than less, digital, how might we anticipate such a future not with naïveté or fear but with sober-minded wisdom?

The 2022 Payton Lectures, hosted by Fuller’s School of Mission and Theology, aim to address these very questions. Nine scholars will explore the conference theme from the perspective of their respective field of study—including psychology, ethics, missiology, homiletics, pastoral theology, biblical, intercultural, and Chicana/o studies—and will share a draft of their paper with conference participants in advance of the gathering. Different from previous iterations of the Payton Lectures, the aim of this year’s conference is to create a pedagogically rich environment for both presenters and participants, which, in turn, might invigorate the teaching practices of seminary and divinity school faculty and form students in holistic ways for service in the concrete contexts of their lives—including their digitally mediated lives.

This event is free and open to the public; registration is required. The event will be held virtually and in-person on Fuller’s campus, however, please note that in-person attendance is limited. Visit the website to learn more.

*Live translation is no longer being offered at this event.

May 12-13, 2022
Travis Auditorium
180 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 90010
Online registration is required