Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the semi-annual Journey Inward Journey Outward event for church educators Tues., April 17, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. The event will focus on the theme “Nurtured by God’s Word.” Steven S. Tuell, James A. Kelso Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at PTS, will be the keynote speaker. The event includes morning workshop, keynote address, and an afternoon workshop.

In much that passes for Bible study and biblical preaching, Scripture is treated as a therapy tool, a word association game, or an armory to which we come for weapons to wield against those with whom we disagree. So, how should we read the Bible? In this presentation, participants will consider how Jesus read Scripture.

Workshops include “CAR TALK: Equipping Parents to Share God’s Story” with Jana Hall, certified Christian educator, Alice Fisler, pastor and former church educator, and Renee Wallace, educator at Hampton Presbyterian Church; “The Year of the Bible: A New Culture” with James E. Davison, director of continuing education and lecturer in Greek at PTS; and “Hands-On Exploration of the Bible” with Karen Bowden Cooper, curator of the Kelso Bible Lands Museum and lecturer in Hebrew.

Registration fee is $25 and continuing education credits are available. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions. Online registration is available. Brochure

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 310 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.