Theological explorations designed to help individuals and congregations grow spiritually, reflect deeply, and engage issues that matter to their communities.

Courses in the Community

In-depth courses designed for your church or community and led by faculty from Emory’s Candler School of Theology.

Master Classes

Ranging from 10-14 weeks, these seminary-level courses are open to both community participants and Candler students. Taught in local congregations or online, with no application required.

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Short Courses

Ranging from 3-6 weeks, these courses are conducted in partnership with churches and other organizations in and beyond Atlanta. Courses cover a variety of topics, from the Bible and theology to social justice and Christian leadership.

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TED-style Talks on the Bible, Theology, and Spirituality

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Leading Thinkers Give the Talk of Their Lives in 20 Minutes or Less

Austin Channing Brown, Hillary McBride, Jonathan Merritt, Mike McHargue, Shane Claiborne, Greg Ellison, and more. Watch


TheoEd Discussion Guides

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Sunday, February 21, 2021 Save Your Seat


Browse an archive of learning resources and past events.

Candler in Conversation: What do I say to my white congregation?

The work of becoming actively anti-racist often starts in one’s own heart, home, and church. From congregations newer to the fight for racial justice to congregations that have been engaged in it for a much longer time, current events suggest that there’s still so much more to learn and put into practice related to anti-racism work.


Foundry Highlights: Black Joy in the Mo(u)rning by Dr. M. Brandon McCormack

Dr. Michael Brandon McCormack uses Psalm 30:5 to juxtapose the experience of Black Joy with Black Death to emphasize the resilience of Black Faith in this sermon from February 2020.


Breaking Bread Together as We Work for Justice and Healing

A roundtable discussion on racial violence and injustice. Moderated by Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr. Panelists include: Candler professors Gregory C. Ellison II, Ellen Ott Marshall, Kwok Pui Lan, and Kyle Lambelet, along with the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, senior pastor of Ray of Hope Christian Church, and the Very Rev. Dr. Sam Candler, dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta.