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A Day at Seminary

Theological and Biblical Interpretations of Atonement and Resurrection

After studying theological and biblical interpretations of atonement and resurrection against the backdrop of the rise of Christian nationalism and environmental degradation, we will explore how such theories might inform the worship and mission of the Church. 


March 16, 8:30 – 4:00
(8:30-9:00 – Gathering over Coffee, Fruit, Muffins)


Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC


$25* (includes lunch)

(for those from outside The Northern Virginia District, the cost is $35)


  • 45 minute lectures followed by 30 minute discussion by two seminary professors
  • lunch and conversation with the President, the Dean, and other UMC faculty
  • closing panel discussion and wrap-up

Lecture Topics

Theological and Biblical Interpretations of the Atonement – Professor Dr. Beverly Mitchell

Theological and Biblical Interpretations of the Resurrection -Professor Dr. Laura Holmes

Exploring Worship and Evangelism in light of emerging interpretations on atonement and resurrection. – Panel discussion

Our Professors

Dr. Sathianathan “Sathi” Clarke

Dr. Sathianathan “Sathi” Clarke

Interim Dean, The Bishop Sundo Kim Chair in World History; Professor of Theology, Culture and Mission


Our host for the day – He holds graduate degrees from Madras University (MA), United Theological College (BD), Yale Divinity (STM) and Harvard Divinity (Th.D). He has worked passionately for justice with the poor and oppressed and has travelled extensively to educate and encourage interreligious dialogue.

Dr. Bevely Mitchell

Dr. Bevely Mitchell

Professor of Systematic Theology and Church History


She holds a B.A. (Sociology) from Temple University, an M.T.S from Wesley Seminary and a Ph.D from Boston College- Andover Newton Theological School, Systematic Theology. Her teaching and research interests include: Systematic Theology, Church History, human dignity, genocide, global poverty, the African American struggle for justice, Holocaust studies and the challenge of white supremacy in church and society.

Dr. Laura Holmes

Dr. Laura Holmes

Professor of New Testament


She hold a B.A. (Religious Studies and History) from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Her research interests include investigating how the New Testament Gospels talk about God and how their manner of speech might be instructive and challenging for theology and discipleship in the church today.

Chapel Elder Hyemin Na

Chapel Elder Hyemin Na

Assistant Professor of Worship, Media and Culture


She holds an AB in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University, an M.Div. from Garrett-Theological Seminary and defended her Ph.D. in Religion dissertation in Fall 2022 at Emory.