On Saturday, Dec. 8, Phillips Theological Seminary will be closed and there will be no classes due to the forecast winter weather this weekend.

The Phillips Theological Seminary Faculty Speakers Bureau is comprised of distinguished faculty members who are available to provide lectures and presentations to churches, organizations, and businesses. Available speakers and their presentation topics are listed below.  Honoraria are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

The expertise of our diverse faculty members covers a wide range of topics, listed below.

Some popular topics (if you don't see a topic you desire, please call or email): 

African American Preaching Hebrew Bible and New Testament Religion and Politics
Christianity and Democracy  Hospital Ministry  Seminary Education
Church Administration  InterReligious Understanding Sexuality and the Bible
Church History Leadership Storytelling
Church and State Pastoral Care and Counseling United Methodist History
Civil Discourse/Civil Religion Practical Theology Women in the Bible
Ethics (church, trade, public policy) Preaching Women's Issues

Faculty is also available for media interviews that relate to their presentation topics.  Requests should be directed to the Seminary Relations Office or by telephone at 918.270.6470.

When making requests, please include the following information:

  • Name and location of organization where lecture is to be held
  • Name of speaker and requested title of topic
  • Date of event (Please provide multiple dates, if possible, as advance notice is important.)
  • Type of meeting (lecture, Sunday School class, meeting presentation)
  • Approximate size of audience



 Joe Bessler    Ellen Blue   Sarah Morice Brubaker    Lisa W. Davison    Sharon Jacob   Kathy McCallie 
Religion & Politics
Theology & Leadership
Contemp. Theology
Church & State


       Methodist history
UMC women's history
British Reformation
Our Lady of Guadalupe
20th Century History
Women's Issues
     Social media & church
Trinity doctrine
Body image
Reproductive health
Augustine & Sin
     Hebrew Bible
Women in the Bible
Sexuality & the Bible
Feminist Bib interpret
       Postcolonial studies
Gender & sexuality
Race & whiteness
Women in NT
Surrogacy in India
Transnational Feminism
Third World Readings
Empire Studies
Dance & Movement
Bible & Film
Women & Minorities
       Ethical issues in:
Church governance
international trade
public policy
community organizing
fair trade & economic
Gary Peluso-Verdend   Nancy Claire Pittman   Susanna Southard John Thomas, Jr.
Richard F. Ward

Church Life in N.A.
19th Cent. UMC History
Jesus and Money
History of funding Protestant
congregations in the US
Civil religion
Seminary Education
Christianity & democracy
Civil discourse 
  Leadership Issues
Women in Ministry
Book of Revelation
Apolcalyptic Lit
Gospel of John 
  Women of Hebrew
Timeline: Abraham
& Sarah thru the 
Dead Sea Scrolls
Approaches to 
Biblical texts
What Bible does 
and does not say 
about homosexuality 
  African American 
Cultural Competency
in Pastoral Care
and Counseling
Effective Hospital
(theatre and the arts)
Supply Preaching 



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