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Ministry News & Events 2016

Ministry News & Events 2016

Exploring the 'Current Horizons' of Theology

Lauren White, MTS ‘16, is a pastoral minister with a passion for teaching. Learn more about her experience both in the classroom and in her compelling work as a lay ecclesial minister.

Watching the Gospel Expand: Dan Luby’s 36 Years of Teaching

Dan Luby, S.T.L., S.T.D., has taught at the University of Dallas since 1980. After 36 years of dedicated instruction and service, Luby reflects on how education has changed in his time at UD — and how education in ministry thrives with these changes.

Christmas Roots and the Mystery of God

The customs and traditions which surround our Christian feast in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ are drawn from many sources throughout history, be they pagan, classical, Christian or otherwise. Professors Asso, Esposito and Jodziewicz weigh in on the roots of the holiday we now celebrate.

Wise Words for an Inspirational Advent

O Come Divine Messiah! As we prepare for the birth of our Lord, we delve into the season of Advent with enthusiasm and anticipation. Sr. Yolanda Cruz and professors Marti Jewell, D.Min. and Dan Luby, S.T.L., S.T.D., all weighed in with their advice for living the season of Advent with the utmost devotion.

Thanksgiving and Communion: Secular and Sacramental

What does the Eucharist have in common with Thanksgiving? Neuhoff School of Ministry Professor of Applied Ministry Jim McGill, M.A., weighs in on what he calls "a kind of secular version of the Eucharist."

Looking Back: Ministry Alumna Recognized

After receiving a master of pastoral ministry degree in 2007 and a graduate certificate in church management in 2012, Lari Newman-Williams has been recognized by the National Black Catholic Congress for her service to Dallas' African-American Catholic Community.

University of Dallas Ministry Conference Renamed Dallas Ministry Conference

The University of Dallas and the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, co-sponsors of the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, announced that to better reflect their partnership, the conference will henceforth be known as the Dallas Ministry Conference. The 10th annual conference will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.

Recommended Reading: Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality

Known as the "Dynamic Deacon," Burke-Sivers, MTS '00, travels around the country and around the world speaking at conferences, retreats, missions, high schools and youth ministry events. His areas of expertise in marriage and family life, the sacraments, male spirituality, evangelization and more are reflected in his latest book Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality.

One Man's Mission to Serve Christ

Spoken-word artist. International mission trip leader. Campus minister. Intercultural ministry specialist. Learn more about how Sammy Argumaniz, MTS '10, uses his many talents to serve Christ.

Total Interior Renewal

Four years ago, Michelle Stone was still seeing her son through high school and working in a parish in the Seattle area. Fast forward and Michelle has travelled to Rome and studied with students around the world. What convinced her the the Ann and Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry was the place to be?

UD President Comments on Bishop Farrell's Appointment

After serving Dallas Catholics for the past decade, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell (also chancellor of the University of Dallas) has been appointed by Pope Francis as the highest-ranking American clergyman in the Vatican.