A Taste of Seminary: Christian Perspectives on Faith, Culture, and Contemporary Issues

Please join us for this series of four talks, given by Urbana Theological Seminary professors and community members! In lieu of meeting in person, these talks will be held online via Zoom. These presentations are free, but registration is required. Schedule and details below. Please email taste@urbanatheologicalseminary.org with any questions.

Registration is required. Register here! Once you register, you will receive a Zoom URL. This same URL will work for all four sessions.



  • Dates: Tuesdays, April 20th, 27th and May 4th, 11th
  • Time: 7:00 – 8:15 pm
  • Cost: Free



April 20: Chasing Methuselah: A Christian Perspective on Slowing Aging

Dr. Todd Daly

A discussion of Dr. Daly’s new book, Chasing Methuselah: Theology, the Body, and Slowing Aging (Cascade, 2021).


April 27: The Infinitely Diverse Music and Art of Worship

Dr. Judy Webb

As people created in God’s image, we find ways to express God’s own creativity, especially in the arts. In this talk we explore the wealth of Christian music and art that most of us are unaware of that will enhance our worship of God, both individually and corporately.


May 4: The Neuroscience of Spiritual Formation

Nia Klein

Both secular and Christian neuroscientists are discovering that our brains—specifically its unique neural circuitry—has been designed by our Creator for the very purpose of moving us towards a deeper relationship with Christ. We will explore current neuroscientific findings, asking how these findings can enhance and augment our individual spiritual formation, with particular attention to the work of the Christian thinker Dallas Willard.


May 11: Images of Redemption in Three Children’s Stories

Dr. Melody Green

C. S. Lewis believed that children could be taught theology through story. This presentation focuses on how the concept of redemption is explored in three children’s stories.