Established by a generous gift from SCAPC members Ed and Donna Lupberger,
the Lupberger Lecture Series hosts noted theologians for a weekend of theological study.

Professor of Doctrinal Theology, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Amy Plantinga Pauw majored in philosophy and French at Calvin College in Michigan. She also studied at Calvin Seminary before completing her MDiv at Fuller Seminary in 1984. In her doctoral studies at Yale she became particularly interested in the writings of Jonathan Edwards. Since joining the faculty at Louisville Seminary in 1990, she has taught a variety of courses including Christology, ecclesiology, feminist and womanist ethics and the theologies of Jonathan Edwards, Karl Barth, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. She has a growing interest in theologies of the global south and in the theological interpretation of Scripture.

Pauw is general editor for the Belief theological commentary series, published by Westminster John Knox Press, and serves on the board of the Louisville Institute. Her books include Proverbs and Ecclesiastes; The Supreme Harmony of All: Jonathan Edwards’ Trinitarian Theology; Making Time for God: Daily Devotions for Children and Families to Share (with Susan Garrett) and Essays in Reformed Feminist and Womanist Dogmatics (with Serene Jones).


8:30 a.m.

Worship Service, guest preacher

9:30 a.m.

Class: "Scripture and Wisdom Literature"
Frampton Fellowship Hall

10:30 a.m.

Worship Service, guest preacher

5:00 p.m.

Talk: "Church in Ordinary Time: A Wisdom Ecclesiology"*
Frampton Fellowship Hall

6:00 p.m.

Questions & Discussion
Frampton Fellowship Hall

6:30 p.m.

Refreshments & Conversation
Frampton Fellowship Hall

*Dr. Pauw's lecture will draw on the biblical wisdom books Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job to help us think about the church in a new way. This wisdom approach emphasizes that the church is God’s creature. This helps us make sense of things the church has been doing for a long time, like feeding and healing people, as well as some of the new challenges facing the church, including interfaith relations and taking care of the earth.

What does it mean to say that the church is an earthen vessel?
How do you see the Spirit at work in ordinary, everyday life?
Can you give examples of how God calls the church to join hands with others?


Earlier this month, Chris Currie taught a two-part intro class on Dr. Pauw’s book "Church in Ordinary Time: A Wisdom Ecclesiology".