Date and Time
Monday, March 2, 2015
10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Schedule of Events
11:00 Lecture 1: “The Quest for Community: Stability and Conversatio Morum ”
1:45 Lecture 2: “The Quest for Balance: Prayer, Work, and Holy Leisure”
Cost (includes lunch)
$20 per person
$10 for students
Thomas & King Conference Center
About Dr. Marshall
President Molly T. Marshall’s great passion in life is preparing women and men for ministry excellence. “I love to witness what transpires in the lives of students as they engage the great intellectual heritage of the church. I love even more when they discover their depth of giftedness and begin to sow seeds of hope in the congregations where they practice their craft.”
For over thirty years Molly T. Marshall has been in theological education, her life’s work. She served as Visiting Professor of Theology, Spiritual Formation, and Worship for two years and was elected as the Professor of Theology and Spiritual Formation with tenure at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in 1997. Beginning in 2004 she served as Central’s Acting Academic Dean until her appointment to President. Previously, Dr. Marshall was Associate Professor of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. Her experience in ministry is varied. She has served as youth minister, campus minister, and pastor in churches across Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Kentucky.
A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, she received her M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Further graduate work has been completed at Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem, Israel; Cambridge University, Cambridge, England; and Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, where she was a Visiting Scholar (1990-91), and resident scholar at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research (2000). In 2012-2013 she was a Christian Leadership Initiative Fellow, sponsored by American Jewish Committee and Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel. Her writings include three monographs, No Salvation Outside the Church?, What it Means to Be Human,and Joining the Dance: a Theology of the Spirit, as well as numerous chapters in books, dictionary and journal articles, and Bible study curricula. She has also published four volumes of Trinitarian Soundings, a collection of reflections on the lectionary.
Dr. Marshall has presented papers before the Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, as well as other academic settings. In addition to a regular preaching schedule, she is a nationally recognized lecturer at colleges, universities, and other seminaries. She has served as president of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion and as editor of the NABPR Dissertation Series, and has been on the Editorial Board of the American Baptist Quarterly. She has also lectured internationally, offering the Belote Lectures at Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary, Nordenhaug Lectures at International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, Czech Republic; the Randall Preaching Lectures in Toronto, Ontario; and Ecumenical Lectures at Myanmar Institute of Theology.
Dr. Marshall is a life-long Baptist, albeit an “ecumaniac” as her students call her for her appreciation of the larger Body of Christ. She is a member of Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, Kansas, which is affiliated with American Baptist Churches. For over 25 years she has been learning from the ancient Benedictine tradition, and its wisdom has shaped much of her understanding of spirituality.