Pastors' Forums

Pastors' Forums provide an opportunity for you to be enriched, encouraged, and challenged on a wide variety of topics relevant to ministry by various speakers. These one-day seminars occur throughout the spring and fall semesters at Gordon-Conwell and are open not only to pastors, but to anyone interested in the presented topics. 


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Page CXVI  |  Big Picture of New Testament

CLICK HERE to register for the evening session on March 24th with Dr. Gordon Hugenberger. 

March 24, 2015: An Evening with Gordon Hugenberger

Same-Sex Relationships: Ministry Challenges in Light of the Bible's Teaching about Sex, Marriage and Gender (Continued)

Join us for a continuation of the conversation from the 2014 event on same-sex relationships. Dr. Gordon Hugenberger will join us again for a two-hour conversation wrapping up the content from the previous talk, focusing on the passages from Romans and 1 Corinthians (click for the description from the 2014 event).  

Description from October 28, 2014: The emphasis of the Forum will be on problems and questions related to same-sex relationships, including their legal status and societal approval, and the increasing pressure on Evangelicals and others to question, or reinterpret, the Bible's teaching on these matters. These practical concerns will be placed in the wider context of the Bible's (generally not well understood) teaching about law, sex, marriage, and gender.

We will walk through each of the biblical texts that relate directly to the ethics of same-sex relationships, and we will discover some very surprising results. We will also consider the misuse of advocacy research that has confused these already complex issues. In addition we will explore key biblical principles related to gender and identity, as well as important biblical principles regarding the relationship between morality and civil law. Finally, we will consider the pastoral challenges of how best to express the love of Christ toward those who experience same-sex attraction, and how best to respond to those who are convinced that anything but strong moral approval is an expression of ignorance, judgmentalism, homophobia, or worse.


We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Gordon Hugenberger to continue the conversation on same-sex relationships. Dr. Walter Kim will also be joining us again to help facilitate the conversation.

Dr. Gordon Hugenberger is Ranked Adjunct Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the Senior Minister at Park Street Church in Boston. Dr. Hugenberger has taught Hebrew, Akkadian and a variety of Old Testament exegesis courses at Gordon-Conwell South Hamilton since his graduation from there in 1974. At the same time, he has been actively involved in pastoral ministry, serving for 23 years at Lanesville Congregational Church in Gloucester, MA, and for the past 11 years as the senior pastor of historic Park Street Church in downtown Boston.

Dr. Hugenberger is a prolific author, having written dozens of articles. He is also a frequent speaker at venues such as the Salvation Army, Harvard University, the New England Christian Fellowship and MIT. His B.A. degree in engineering and applied physics and his ongoing interest in science have allowed him to speak occasionally on the relationship between science and faith. Other topics on which he has spoken and written include marriage as a covenant, redemptive history and Malachi.


Dr. Walter Kim is Associate Minister of Park Street Church where he serves as teaching pastor for the contemporary worship service. His ministry experience also includes campus work with Cru at Yale University. He earned a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations from Harvard University.  He has taught courses at Boston College and at Harvard in the area of Biblical studies and Hebrew language. His publications include contributions to the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics and the Archaeological Study Bible, as well as other academic and devotional materials.


Seminar Location: Kaiser Chapel, Gordon-Conwell, Hamilton, MA

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Seminar Details: March 24, 2015

Please note that the following is general information for our Pastors' Forums. Prices and locations may change depending on the event. Please contact us at (800) 294-2774 for more information.

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6:00 p.m. Registration Opens

7:00 p.m. Session Begins

9:00 p.m. Session End


The registration cost for the seminar includes registration and handouts. The cost per individual for the conference is $15, $10 for spouses with a general registration.

Special rates for the Gordon-Conwell community (faculty/staff/students/spouses) are also available. Visit the registration page for more information.


to register for the March 24, 2015 evening event with Dr. Gordon Hugenberger

Confirmation and Cancellations:

You may consider your cancelled check or credit card statement to be confirmation of your registration. Event tickets will not be mailed. Online registrations will receive an email confirmation.

Registrations for the March 24th event are non-refundable upon purchase for both General Registration and registration for the Gordon-Conwell Community. 

If you cannot make it, you may transfer your registration to another guest by emailing

Time, Location, Maps:

Location: Kaiser Chapel, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hamilton, MA

This talk will take place from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Kaiser Chapel, located in the Academic Center. Registration will open at 6:00 p.m in the Kaiser Chapel Lobby. To confirm location, please contact us at or (800) 294.2774.

Click on the links below for maps of our campus:


Take Rte. 128 North (toward Gloucester) to Exit 17 (Grapevine Road). Turn left off of the exit ramp and continue past Gordon College. Take your first right onto Rte. 22 (Rubbly Road). Turn left at the first stop sign (Essex Street). The entrance to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary will be 200 yards ahead on the right. Follow Billy Graham Way to the Academic Center or follow the conference signs.

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Guests are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the seminary. We are not able to provide rides from the train station or neighboring towns. We thank you in advance for planning your trip accordingly.

The closest commuter rail stops are on the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line at North Beverly or Hamilton/Wenham and from there you may contact a taxi service to provide a ride from the train station to Gordon-Conwell. Click here for a link to the MBTA.

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Please note rate expiration under seminar details. For any questions regarding registration, contact us at or call (800) 294-2774. Special rates for the Gordon-Conwell Community are available. Click on the registration link below and select the appropriate option.

  • Registration for March 24, 2015 with Gordon Hugenberger: CLICK HERE

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March 5, 2015: Rethinking Worship in Your Church: Bringing Back Hymnody with Page CXVI

The conversation of worship is important and vital to have so that we do not get lost in using it as a programmatic tool.  Music is a powerful medium that has the ability to be cerebral, emotional, spiritual and can be used as a response to the revelation of God’s goodness, a cry for help, for lamenting, and celebration. How do we use music to engage in honoring God in respect to our community but as well to the artists God uses to challenge and encourage us? Join us for a full day with Page CXVI as they lead us in exploring this topic and in worship.


Sessions Include:

  • Creating a Sacred Space of Worship: The Practice and Principles Behind Ushering People into God's Presence
  • Pulling Old Songs into a Modern World: The Art of Re-Modernizing Hymns
  • The Rhythms of Worship: Using Liturgy and the Church Calendar
  • The Unity and Uniqueness of Worship: Worshiping God Globally

For more information on the seminar with Page CXVI and to register, CLICK HERE

March 21, 2015: Learn the Big Picture of the New Testament 

CASKET EMPTY New Testament Seminar with David Palmer

Join us for the sequel event to the seminar taught by Dr. Carol Kaminski in October of 2014. Join Dr. David Palmer on Saturday, March 21, 2015 to learn the big picture of the New Testament, from Matthew to Revelation. Dr. Palmer will be using his EMPTY methodology from the CASKETEMPTY Timeline series throughout the four sessions. This seminar will help you see the glory of God's redemptive plan for all peoples in Christ.


Sessions Include:

  • God Builds Expectations for a Coming King ("Expectations")
  • God Sends His Son Into the World as Messianic King ("Messiah")
  • God Pours Out His Holy Spirit Upon the Church ("Pentecost - Teaching")
  • God Reveals Present Rule and Future Glory of His Son ("Yet-to-Come")

For more information on this seminar and to register, CLICK HERE

Audio & Video Recordings

All Pastors' Forums are recorded as a Builders Series.  These may be purchased at our online store or by emailing A number of seminar and conference audio is available for free online at the Gordon-Conwell iTunesU site.Video recordings of various seminars and conferences may be viewed at the Gordon-Conwell Vimeo site.
To see a list of past seminars and conferences hosted by the Shoemaker Center, visit our "Past Events" page. For more detailed information about past events, please email us at or call 800-294-2774.

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