Engaging Imagination Theological School

Salon 5 – Engaging Imagination as Theological School Faculty

Leadership Team

Dr. Amy Oden, Independent Scholar

Dr. Roger Nam, Candler School of Theology, Emory University


Theological School Faculty at any stage of their career

Application Deadline

July 15, 2020 via the MyWabash Application Portal


We will gather to explore what is now possible in theological education – in our classrooms, in our course design, in our spiritual lives, in our pedagogy and scholarship as well as in our common life within institutions – that perhaps didn’t seem possible before COVID-19. How has the present pandemic catalyzed our imaginations by re-thinking theological education during this time? We will convene conversations that invite us to listen to our lives in this moment as we discern new paths.

Dates and Times

Friday, September 4 (1:00-4:00 pm, Eastern)

Friday, October 2 (1:00-4:00 pm, Eastern)

Friday, November 6 (1:00-4:00 pm, Eastern)

Friday, December 4 (1:00-4:00 pm, Eastern)

Friday, February 5 (1:00-4:00 pm, Eastern)

Friday, March 5 (1:00-4:00 pm, Eastern)

Friday, April 9 (1:00-4:00 pm, Eastern)

Final Face-to-Face Meeting – Monday-Wednesday, June 28-30, 2021, Indianapolis, Indiana

Directions to apply to a Wabash Center Digital Salon

Login to myWabash
Select: Digital Salon
Select: *Name of Preferred Salon*
The application for the Digital Salons consists of these parts:

I. Contact Information Form & Agreement to Policy on Full Participants
II. Application Documents

1. An introductory letter that describes the challenges and opportunities at your institution regarding your teaching, scholarship, and/or service (200 words).

2. Describe a significant teaching moment wherein your identity impacted your pedagogy (300 words.)

3. Academic CV (4 page limit)

III. Letter of Institutional Support
A letter of institutional support is required for your application.  The online form will prompt you to provide:  reference name, title, school, relationship to applicant, number of years in relationship, and email address for the person who will be writing your letter of  support. This person will receive an email with instructions and a link to upload this confidential letter into the application system.  This request should be made prior to the submission of your application materials. 
For Digital Salons – Letters of support may come from an institutional colleague or supervisor; the letter can also come from a colleague from another institution, for example, a colleague you met at a Wabash workshop or colloquy. In either instance, the person must be able to speak to your ability to participate fully and generatively in a collaborative conversation on teaching and the teaching life.

Application Deadline
July 15, 2020

Questions about the Salons?
Dr. Paul O. Myhre
Associate Director


Participants in the Salons will receive an honorarium of $3,000 for full participation in the online Salon meetings and the culminating meeting in Indianapolis on June 28-20, 2021.

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