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The Rev. Dr. Blair Monie

The Rev. Dr. Blair Monie is a member of the faculty of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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The Rev. Dr. Blair Monie

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX

Dr. Blair R. Monie has served as Pastor/Head of Staff of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church since January, 1995. He retired in 2014.  Dr. Monie has been involved in theological education since his ordination in 1973.  For nine years he served as a supervisor in Princeton Theological Seminary's "Teaching Church" program, where he worked with two seminarians each year.  His DMin. dissertation at Princeton was entitled "Developing of Theology of Ministry Through Seminary Field Education-An Analysis and Critique."  This work related directly to his experience with the formation of students, and was done under the advisorship of Professors Seward Hiltner and Diogenes Allen. 

For nine years, Dr. Monie served as a reader of Qualifying Examinations for Princeton's DMin. program, aimed toward developing a coherent theology of ministry.  Dr. Monie has served on the Board of Trustees of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas, and also as a member of the General Assembly Council of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), chairing the Congregational Ministries Division, and was a member of the Committee on Theological Education (COTE).  He also chaired the Ecclesiology Committee of the 217th General Assembly in 2006, with major responsibility for the Report of the Special Task Force on the Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church. 

Dr. Monie retired from Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church on June 30, 2014.  Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary has named him the Louis H. and Katherine S. Zbinden Distinguished Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Leadership, beginning in September, 2014.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Princeton Theological Seminary.

In 2013, a generous gift from Robert J. and Mary Wright of Dallas established the Blair R. Monie Distinguished Chair in Homiletics at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in honor of Dr. Monie's ministry.

 

 


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The Rev. Dr. Blair Monie

A Lingering Fragrance

John 12:1-11

5th Sunday in Lent - Year C

March 13, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Blair Monie (PCUSA)

 

"When we lift our hands in praise and worship, we break spiritual jars of perfume over Jesus. The fragrance of our praise fills the whole earth and touches the heart of God." 
- Dennis Ignatius

The smell of chlorine wafts through the air. Suddenly, you recall childhood memories of summers spent in a swimming pool you haven't seen in years. Or perhaps it's a whiff of apple pie or the scent of the perfume your grandmother wore or maybe incense from an old church, and memories come flooding in.

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The Rev. Dr. Blair Monie

A Serpentine Story

John 3:1-17

2nd Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 16, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Blair Monie (PCUSA)

Even in a time when many people don't know much about the Bible, it's a verse a lot of us know by heart.  We don't even have to recite it; just the reference will do: "John 3:16."  The evangelically-minded hold up the reference on painted signs at football games.  It suggests the heart of the Christian message, summarizing what God did in Jesus.  "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life."  The short form: "God so loved the world."  That pretty much says it all, doesn't it?  It's the good news in a nutshell.

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