Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Faculty on the Road

PTS faculty are on the road sharing info about their research and publications as well as the Seminary. They are preaching in churches, lecturing at conferences half way around the world, visiting students across the US, and gathering with alumnae/i. Find out where and when they will be bridging the Word and the world in your neighborhood. Plan now to join them!  





Name Dates(s) Location Event Description
Leanna Fuller April 24 Sewickley, Pa. Presenting a workshop on conflict in congregational/organizational life at the Pittsburgh Pastoral Care Conference at Christ Church at Grove Farm
Bill Carl May 3 Birmingham, Ala. Preaching at Independent Presbyterian Church
Leanna Fuller May 4 Pittsburgh, Pa. Presenting on "Breaking the Silence: Violence in Relationships" at PTS
Ron Tappy May 5 Melbourne, Australia Graduate Seminar at University of Melbourne
Ron Tappy May 6 Melbourne, Australia Public Lecture at University of Melbourne, Australian Institute of Archaeology
Ron Tappy May 7 Melbourne, Australia
Graduate Seminar at La Trobe University and Public Lecture during the Annual Petrie Oration at Australian Institute of Archaeology
Ron Tappy May 8 Melbourne, Australia Graduate Seminar at Monash University
Ron Tappy May 11 Sydney, Australia Graduate Seminar at Sydney University
Ron Tappy May 12 Sydney, Australia Public Lecture at Sydney University and Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation
Steven Tuell May 12 Washington, Pa. Washington Presbytery event
Ron Tappy May 13 Sydney, Australia Graduate Seminar at Macquarie University
Ron Tappy May 14 Armidale, Australia Public Lecture at University of New England
Ron Tappy May 15 Armidale, Australia

Graduate Seminar at University of New England

Bill Carl May 24 Birmingham, Ala. Preaching at Independent Presbyterian Church
Heather Vacek May 31 St. Petersburg, Fla. Moravian Lovefeast Dedication of New Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church 
Roger Owens July 5, 12, 19, 26 Pittsburgh, Pa. Preaching at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
Heather Vacek July 19 New Philadelphia, Ohio Preaching at Sharon Moravian Church
Roger Owens August 9 Holden Beach, N.C. Preaching at Holden Beach Chapel
David Esterline August 30 Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, Summer Speakers Series

Invite PTS Faculty to Your Site

Interested in hearing more from a faculty member during an upcoming worship service or event? Contact him or her directly or check out this list of current research interests.

John Burgess

Christian Worship, the Sacraments
Christianity and Other Religions
The Basics of Reformed Theology
What Protestants Can Learn from the Eastern Orthodox Tradition?
The Ten Commandments for Today
How to Think Faithfully about Church Unity and Division

Ron Cole-Turner

Adam and Eve and Darwin: Rethinking Human Origins in Light of Evolutionary Biology
Transhumanism: Living as a Christian in an Age of Human Enhancement
What Christians Can Learn from Science
Reformed Spirituality
Prayer and the Trinity: Recovering a Theology of Prayer

Jerome Creach

Violence in the Bible
The Book of Psalms
Genesis and the Moral Imagination
The Prophets and the Call for Justice

Leanna Fuller

Conflict in Congregations
Death, Dying, and Grief
Pastoral Care for Families
Family Systems Theory & Congregational Life

Angela Hancock

How Then Shall We Read?: Karl Barth and The Practice of Biblical Interpretation Exploring Christian Worship Living Into Your Baptism How to Listen to a Sermon Praying the Psalms
Practical Theodicy: What do Christians do when bad things happen?  
The Provocative Parables of Jesus
Pulpit, Politics, and Pathos: Protestant Rhetoric and the National Socialist Revolution

Roger Owens

Christian Spirituality Various Topics
Adaptive Leadership/Missional Leadership
Spirituality for Christian Leadership
False Self and True Self in Christian Spirituality

Ron Tappy

Old Testament and Archaeology 
Historical Geography of the Holy Land
Kinship and Covenant in the Biblical World
The Battle of Lachish and the Theology of Jerusalem
The Tell Dan Inscription and the House of David
Tel Zayit: A Biblical Village in the Foothills of Judah
How Then Shall We Trust God? A Study of the Psalms
Writers on the Wind:  Extra-Biblical Texts and What They Tell Us about Biblical Israel
The Life and Times of Amos the Prophet
Jacob, Esau, and the Kinship Ties that Bind
Jerusalem and Samaria: Royal Cities of the Ancient Israel

Heather Vacek

History of Christianity in America
History of Protestants and Mental Illness in America
Twentieth-Century American Protestantism
History of Christianity and Politics in America
Theologies of Disability and Suffering
The Reformation