Beginning in November 2008, APLM has offered an annual colloquium at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA with a featured speaker, a formal response and a question and answer period for the audience. Scroll down to view a video of the presentations in full.
Liturgy and the Lamentable: Learning from the Psalms Again In a time of excess, terror and banality, can Christian liturgy find once more a faithful voice of lamentation? In this video from the 4th Annual APLM Colloquium, held at and co-sponsored by Church Divinity School of the Pacific on November 17, 2011, renowned liturgist and musician The Rev. Dr. Don Saliers responds to that question. His engaging and insightful presentation explores resources from the Psalms and the traditions of liturgical intercession for addressing the present circumstances that hold Christian worship culturally captive.Don Saliers is William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship, Emeritus, at the Emory University Candler School of Theology, in Atlanta, GA.
Music and Emotion in Worship: Have we anything to fear?
A recording of the 3rd Annual APLM Colloquium, held at and co-sponsored by Church Divinity School of the Pacific on November 11, 2010. Dr. Jeremy Begbie, Thomas A. Langford Research Professor in Theology at Duke Divinity School, examines the nature of emotion, how music might achieve its emotional effect, and whether any of our anxieties about music in worship are well grounded. Of interest to clergy, church musicians, liturgists and anyone with a keen interest in music in worship, this presentation addresses some vital and timely matters in an engaging and insightful way.
For copyright reasons, only an audio recording of this lecture could be made. So the recording is accompanied by pictures of Dr. Begbie. However, it is well worth taking the time to listen to this presentation.
A Priestly Offering: Intercessory Prayer in Christian Worship
The second Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission Colloquium took place on November 12, 2009, at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA. Featured speaker the Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers spoke on the topic “A Priestly Offering: Intercessory Prayer in Christian Worship.” After a formal response by Dr. John Klentos, lively Q-and-A and conversation ensued. Click play to watch a video of the presentation online:
In July 2009, Dr. Meyers began serving as Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, after 14 years on the faculty of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois. Her publications include Continuing the Reformation: Re-Visioning Baptism in the Episcopal Church, Gleanings: Essays on Expansive Language with Prayers for Various Occasions (edited with Phoebe Pettingell), and numerous articles and book reviews. She was recently elected chair of the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. A past president of North American Academy of Liturgy, Dr. Meyers has also served on the Steering Committee of the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation, in which she continues to be an active participant. Her current research focuses on the relationship of liturgy and mission.
Respondent John Klentos is Associate Professor of Eastern Orthodox Christian Studies, Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. Dr. Klentos, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, has published several articles on Orthodox worship and theology. His research interests include the history of Byzantine liturgy and Orthodox Christian theology.
The Liturgical Movement: Gains and Losses
At the inaugural APLM Colloquium in November 2008, the Rev. Dr. Paul Bradshaw spoke on the topic “The Liturgical Movement: Gains and Losses.” The video of that first colloquium is embedded above. Dr. Bradshaw has taught at the University of Notre Dame since 1985 and is acknowledged as one of the foremost liturgical scholars not only in the Anglican Communion, but throughout the Christian world. He has also published extensively on the subject of Christian liturgy, having written or edited more than 20 books and over 90 essays or articles. His major books include Daily Prayer in the Early Church, The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship, and Eucharistic Origins.