The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

Continuing Education


The School of Theology hosts a year-round series of lectures. A complete list of upcoming lectures may be found here.

Lectures at The School of Theology are made possible by these funds:
• In the spring, the Beattie and Arrington Lectures are given in alternate years and usually focus on more scholarly topics.
• The Arrington Lectures have been funded by Cornelia G. C. Arrington as "a Thank Offering for four John White Arringtons."
• The Bayard Hale Jones Memorial Lectureship in Liturgics was established by Emily S. Jones.
• The Belford Lecture has been endowed in honor of the Rev. Dr. Lee Archer Belford, on topics in Christian/Jewish relations.

The DuBose Lectures are held in the fall. Endowed by an initial gift from the Rev. Jack C. Graves and substantially increased by a gift from Miss Margaret (Peggy) A. Chisholm of Laurel, Miss., and New York City, the lectures memorialize William Porcher DuBose, second dean of The School of Theology. These lectures, along with continuing education workshops, focus annually on a topic of wide appeal in the church.

Videos of many of our past lectures may be viewed here.


The DuBose lectures offer continuing education workshops preceeding the lectures. The schedule and descriptions for the next workshops will be available in August, 2013.

The annual church marketing workshop is held in the spring. The 2012 workshop featured the Rev. Jake Dell, senior manager of digital marketing and advertising in the Episcopal Church's Office of Communication.

The 2013 church marketing workshop featured the Rev. Furman Buchanan and Randall Curtis. It focused on traditional church marketing, social media, and website content management.

Materials from these workshop are available here.

In-residence Programs

The School of Theology offers both a bishop-in-residence program and a fellow-in-residence program. Full details are available here.