Theology Day

Theology Day is a chance for people in our communities who are seeking a deeper understanding of their faith and its place in their everyday lives to learn from and interact with the theologians of Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary. It offers a chance for these scholars to gain insights and grow in their faith, as well.

There is no fee for Theology Day, but registration is required. Free-will offerings and gifts to support the mission of the School of Theology and Seminary are gratefully accepted.

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We will be adapting a new hybrid model for Theology Day events. Events held at Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University, will be synchronous. Webinar events will be live.

Registration will close five business days prior. Please register for one of the remaining open dates.

All times listed are Central Time Zone.

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Kristin Colberg

The Synod at the Halfway Point: Where are We Now?

  In-person Event | Presenter: Kristin Colberg, Ph.D.

In 2021, Pope Francis opened the Synod on Synodality, which is scheduled to continue into 2023. As we end the first year of this historic event, certain important questions arise...

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Dates & Times

  • Friday, September 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

  • Friday, September 9, 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Online

  • Friday, October 27, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis

Kari-Shane Davis Zimmerman

Hope: The Architechture of Peace

  In-person Event | Presenter: Kari-Shane Davis Zimmerman, Ph.D.

This presentation aims to prepare audience members for the season of Advent by way of reflecting on the “signs of the times” and recalling the past to re-member our Christian commitment to peace and neighborly love. We will do this by...

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Dates & Times

  • Thursday, September 15, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    St. Joseph the Worker, Maple Grove 
    EVENT CANCELLED

  • Friday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

  • Friday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Online

  • Friday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    EVENT POSTPONED

    Friday, October 28, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

Ben Durheim Lydia Mattern

Growing Hope Where Anger Flourishes

  In-person Event | Presenter: Ben Durheim, Ph.D. and Student Collaborator: Lydia Mattern

The current political and social ethos of rural America is widely characterized by anger, outrage, and resentment. Sociologists have also noted that these communallymanifested emotions seem to respond more readily to...

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Dates & Times

  • Thursday, September 29, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Church of Saint Mary, Alexandria

  • Friday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

  • Friday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Online

  • Thursday, November 3, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    St. Joseph the Worker, Maple Grove

  • Friday, November 11, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University


Jane Kelley Rodeheffer

Exploring the Art and Theology of Icons

  In-person Event | Presenter: Jane Kelley Rodeheffer, Ph.D.

The biblical idea of “the image and likeness of God” is fundamental to Christian doctrine, since Christ is the revelation not only of the Word of God, but also of the Image of God. This doctrine is beautifully expressed in Icons depicting...

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Dates & Times

  • Friday, December 2, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

  • Friday, December 2, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Online

  • Friday, February 17, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (EST)

    Naples Women's Club, Naples, FL (Topic TBD)

  • Friday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

Fr. Cyprian Weaver

The Shroud of Turin: What Can We Determine from Scientific Analysis?

  In-person Event | Presenter: Fr. Cyprian Weaver, OSB

Among the few artefacts in the world, the Shroud of Turin has stirred the imagination, sparked controversy, raised speculations, and strengthened the faith of some. For nearly four centuries, the Shroud has...

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Dates & Times

  • Friday, January 20, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

  • Friday, January 20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Online

  • Friday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

Michael Rubbelke

Thriving Where You're Planted: Benedictine Stability in a Rootless Time

  In-person Event | Presenter: Michael Rubbelke, Ph. D.

In the last decade, authors like Rod Dreher and Patrick Henry have portrayed the Rule of Benedict as an antidote for the ills of our society. These authors often single out the virtue of stability: the choice to identify and remain with one community. In today’s extremely mobile culture...

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Dates & Times

  • Thursday, January 26, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    St. Frances Cabrini, Minneapolis

  • Friday, February 3, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (MST)

    Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Friday, March 3, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

  • Friday, March 3, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Online

  • Friday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University