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Summer Scripture Institute


From Malachi To Matthew: How Changes in Israel’s Life Impacted Them … and Us!

June 24-27, 2014

For clergy, pastors and church leaders

The workshop begins at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and ends 1:00 p.m. on Friday

Resident Fee: $300.00
Commuter Fee: $235.00

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About the Presenter

James Davison

James E. Davison served as Director of Continuing Education and Lecturer in Greek language and exegesis at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary until retiring in August 2013.  Prior to coming to the Seminary in 2001, Jim focused on education and mission as Senior Associate Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair.  Previously, he was Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Sterling College, KS, from 1976 to 1984.

Jim is a graduate of Westminster College (B.A.), where he participated in the Junior Year Abroad program, studying at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.  After graduation from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (M.Div.), he lived and worked in the Netherlands for seven years, while studying at the Free University of Amsterdam (Doctorandus, a Dutch degree).  He completed his studies in historical theology at the University of Iowa (Ph.D.). He was ordained in 1982 by the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Jim is the author of the national congregational program, The Year of the Bible, published by the PC (USA). He has published four other books, along with a number of articles in popular and academic journals. For eight years, Jim chaired the Theology and Education Committee of Christian Associates, the ecumenical organization for Southwest Pennsylvania, and he has continued to serve on the Committee throughout his years in Pittsburgh. He teaches classes and workshops regularly in local congregations.

Jim is married to Dr. Reeny D. Davison, retired Executive Director of ASSET, Inc., a non-profit company specializing in professional development for schools.  They have three grown sons and five grandchildren. Jim enjoys jogging, tennis, and travel. One of the “high points” of his life was traveling with his oldest son, Tim, in 2006 to Tanzania, where they hiked to the summit (19,340 feet) of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

On-site Accomodations

On-site Accommodations

  • Air conditioning  available…enjoy a “cool” stay!
  • 25 suites available with 4 single beds each.
  • Each suite features a living room, kitchenette, private bathroom and two bedrooms.
  • Linens will be provided: sheets, pillows, blankets.
  • The Ecumenical Studies Collection will be available for use.

Tuesday, June 24

3:30 p.m.
Registration/Settling In

4:30 p.m.
Opening Session

Welcome, Introductions, Overview
"Icons: a history and a commentary" 4:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer

5:45 p.m.

7:00 p.m.
Public Lecture ("Icons")

Breakfast every day 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Lunch at noon – Dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 25

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Morning session

“From Nebuchadnezzar to Augustus”

1:00 p.m.
Afternoon session

"From Temple to Synagogue”
Time for reflection/reading/resting

5:15 p.m.
Evening Prayer

5:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 26

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Morning session

“From Priests and Prophets to Pharisees and Sadducees”

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon session

“From Religious Festivals to Secular Spectacles”
Time for reflection/reading/resting

5:15 p.m.
Evening Prayer

5:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.
Evening Social

Friday, June 27

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Morning session

“From Earthly Kingdom to Heavenly Hope”

11:00 a.m. – noon
Closing session


Closing Ritual/Prayer

1:00 p.m.

For more information contact
Helen Marie Burns, RSM

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