A Spiritual Formation Elective


March 19, 7:00 p.m.-March 22, 12:00 p.m., 2017

About This Course

What are the different ways we view the  God of the Old Testament? We will explore what it means to be made in the image of God and to see God as potter via theological and biblical perspectives, hand building and wheel work with clay, and hands-on activities with ancient pottery sherds in the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology.

This class is open to all regardless of their participation in the Spiritual Formation Certificate Program. If you are interested in learning more about the certificate program, please let us know and our office will be happy to send you details (ConEd@pts.edu).


Steven Tuell, James A Kelso Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Karen Bowden Cooper, Resource Curator Consultant, Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology and Instructor in Hebrew, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Schedule / Location / Lodging

March 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m.-March 22, 2017, 12:00 p.m. The class schedule can be downloaded HERE. / This class will be held at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Directions / On-campus housing is available via reservation by calling 412-924-1397 or e-mailing reception@pts.edu


Registration Fee: $375 plus materials fee of $30. Registration includes refreshment breaks, Monday lunch and dinner, and Tuesday lunch; all other meals and lodging are student’s responsibility.



Required Reading

Please do your best to read materials before your arrival. If you wish to be in the Spiritual Formation Certificate program, you should prepare a one-page reflection paper for each selected book; these will be collected Wednesday evening. If you do not plan to seek the certificate but are taking the class for personal enrichment, the reflection papers are not required but we strongly encourage you to read the texts to get as much as possible from the class time.

Genesis 2, Jeremiah 18, and Job 42 (NRSV version). Be sure to bring your Bible with you to the class.


Additional required readings will be provided in the near future.


Call 412-924-1345 or e-mail ConEd@pts.edu.