Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Pnuema Spiritual Direction and Leadership Program will host “Biblical Community and New Testament Faith: How Do We Live It?” Sept. 14-15, 2012. Dr. Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, will be the keynote presenter.

“Biblical Community: How Do We Live It?” will be held Fri., Sept. 14 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. During this lecture, Osiek will present biblical models of community, discipleship, and ministry with time for questions and discussion.

“Living New Testament Faith” will be held Sat., Sept. 15 from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Osiek will address the different levels of biblical interpretation according to the tradition of the Church and present distinctive ways to live in faith according to the four Gospels, Paul, and Revelation. Participants will have time for questions, discussion, and interaction around these topics.

Early registration rates by Sept. 7 are $15 Friday only, $40 Saturday only, and $50 Friday and Saturday. After Sept. 7, rates are $20 Friday only, $45 Saturday only, and $60 Friday and Saturday. Discounts are available for two or more persons registering together for both days and for Pneuma alums. Register and pay online. CEUs are available. To make an overnight housing reservation, contact 412-924-1393.

Dr. Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ taught at the graduate level for 32 years, first at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and then at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where she is the Charles Fischer Professor of New Testament emerita. She holds a doctorate in New Testament and Christian Origins from Harvard University, and is a past president of both the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature. She is the author of numerous books including: The Shepherd of Hermas, Philippians and Philemon, Ordained Women in the Early Church, co-edited with Kevin Madigan, and A Woman’s Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity, co-authored with Margaret MacDonald and Janet Tulloch. Osiek is also a popular retreat leader and speaker. Presently she is archivist for the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States Province.

Contact Martha Robbins, director of Pneuma, with questions at 412-924-1423 or mrobbins@testsite.pts.edu. Complete details are available on the Pnuema website.

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.