Monday 28 July 2014

Quiet Day on July 29 and 30





The United Theological College Bangalore
QUIET DAY
Tuesday and Wednesday, 29th and 30th, July 2014

Theme
“For Such a Times as This: Discerning Christian Public Witness”

                                                                    Leaders
 
Dr. Gladson Jathanna
Professor of History of Christianity, 
Karnataka Theological College, Mangalore
and
Mr. Santhosh George Joseph
Theatre and Media Catalyst,
Kanthari International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs, Kerala 



Sunday 27 July 2014

Public Lecture on "Sociological Approaches in Old Testament Studies"





A public lecture by Prof. Dr. David J. Chalcraft on the topic "Sociological Approaches in Old Testament Studies" will be held on August 1, 2014 in the Tagore Hall of the UTC at 4:30 P.M. All are welcome.

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Ecclesial Exposure: St Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral




On 20th July, the first year B D students of UTC, under the leadership of Sister Dr. Mary Shruti SND, went to St Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral at Queens’s Road in Bangalore for their ecclesial exposure. Before the Holy Qurbana there was morning prayer in Malayalam.

 The Holy Qurbana was celebrated by Fr. Eldo John in English. He was assisted by one of the deacons and the altar assistants. The richness of the liturgical songs in the worship added more meaning to the worship and filled our hearts with holiness.  The sermon was delivered after the holy mass. The sermon was given by Ms Nikhita Sunil, a youth member, based on the gospel reading Mathew 15:32-39. Through her sermon she insisted on the importance of the willingness to 'give' in Christian ministry. The youth in the church are given the opportunity to preach on the third Sunday of every month in this church. It was a great experience for many among us to witness the worship in the eastern tradition.




Koshy P. Vaidyan
BD I





JK

Sunday 20 July 2014

Public Lecture on Sexual Violence within the Focus of Narrative Theology

A public lecture on "Sexual Violence within the Focus of Narrative Theology",  "Tamar's Story in 2 Sam 13 in the Light of the Dueteronomic Law" by Prof. Dr. Andreas Kunz-Lubcke will be held on July 25, 2014 at the Tagore Hall of the UTC at 4:30 P.M. All are welcome.

Saturday 19 July 2014

Carey Society Inauguration





The Carey Society Inauguration for the academic year 2014-15 was held yesterday at the Charles Ranson Hall. Mr. Lalrokhuma Pachau, IPS, Director General and Inspector General of Police, Bangalore was the chief guest. In his speech, the chief guest said that UTC was a home to many people, especially friends from the North East part of India.

The president of the Carey Society Rev. Dr. John Samuel Raj, Mrs. Pachau, the secretary of the Carey Society Mr. Calvin Sushith Ambler, and the treasurer Rev. Christopher Victor George were present.  



Tuesday 15 July 2014

Naga Christian Fellowship




The BD I students worshipped with the Nagaland Christian Fellowship on July 13. The fellowship meets in the Richmond Town Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon's under the leadership of Pastor Rev. Zhabu Yimsung. On the 13th, the fellowship had a praise and worship service on the theme "God is faithful". 

The entire worship was conducted by the worship team. The singing of songs with actions and also the music and the feel created made the congregation participate fully. They made sure all the members gathered were a part of it. The testimony of one among the worship team was also encouraging and showed how God calls people for different ministries. The message to let others see Christ in you was evident throughout the testimony. This ecclesial exposure was a different experience for many of the BD I students accompanied by Sr. Mary Sruthi. 

The UTC students and faculty member with pastor Zhabu Yimsung

Wednesday 9 July 2014

Church exposure visit to St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral




On the 6th of July 2014, Sunday, the class of BD 1 consisting of 27 students and Sr. Dr. Mary Shruti Joseph, SND visited the St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, a Catholic church, in Cleveland Town, St. John's Church Road, Bangalore.  The church was built in 1842. Fr. Joseph Abraham solemnised the mass and he welcomed the group of believers by using the phrase, “Welcome to the Cathedral on The Most Beautiful Day.” The sprinkling of holy water on the heads of the believers (reminding us of our baptism) was a new experience to many of us. The sermon was based on Matt. 11:28-30. Father reminded us in his sermon that Jesus in this passage refers his yoke to the yoke of love. He also said that Jesus is asking us to cast all our modern day burdens on to Jesus and He will sustain us. Burdens are always a part and parcel of our life. Jesus always said COME TO ME! After the sermon the believers were administered mass. Overall, the mass was truly a ‘Beautiful’ experience in a very ‘Beautiful’ church. 


 Joel George Philip, BD I

Friday 4 July 2014

Public Lecture on "Christian and Pluralistic Theologies of Religion"




A public lecture by Prof. Dr. Perry Schmidt- Leukel,  Professor and Head of the department of Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology, University of Munster, Germany, on the topic "Christian and Pluralistic Theologies of Religion" will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 4:30 P.M. in the Tagore Hall of the UTC.


Prof. Dr. Perry Schmidt-Leukel, taught at the Universities of Munich, Innsbruck and Salzburg. From 2000-2009 he was Professor of Religious Studies and Systematic Theology at the University of Glasgow. His main interests are  in the fields of inter-faith relations, Buddhist-Christian dialogue, pluralist theologies of religions and most recently inter-faith theology. He published more than 20 books in different languages. Among his more recent publications are Understanding Buddhism (2006); Buddhist Attitudes to Other Religions (2008); Transformation by Integration (2009) and Buddhism and Religious Diversity (2012).

The lecture will be moderated by the principal Rev. Dr. John Samuel Raj.

 






Wednesday 2 July 2014

Alumni refresher to be held on October 21,22 and 23


The UTC alumni refresher programme and meeting will be held on October 21,22 and 23 this year. A special host committee consisting of the principal, Rev. Dr. John Samuel Raj, the faculty co-ordinator Rev. Dr. Dexter Maben and students of the college met along with the functionaries of the alumni association and chalked out the plans for the UTC alumni refresher programme this year.

The theme for this year is "Re-visioning Ministry and Mission: Perspectives from the Margins". The final date for registration is September 15, 2014. The following information is necessary for the registration.

Name:

Date and year of birth:

Gender:

Batch:

BD/M.Th./D.Th.:

House (Larsen/Herrick/Devanandan/ Thorp):
Sports interested in:

Phone no.: (Landline & Mobile)

E-mail id:

The UTC alumni functionaries are



President              Rev.T. Stephen Selvinraj

Vice President       Rev. Vinod Victor
Secretaries            Rev. Mrs Shanthi, Mr.David Solomon Raju Pallikonda
Members               Rev. Giftson Paulraj, Mrs. Elsie Bhagya Kumari

For registration over e mail and contacting for queries please get in touch with Dexter Maben @ dextermaben@googlemail.com or Shashikala (The PRO) @ proutc@gmail.com