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Urban Pilgrimage

Urban Pilgrimage

Jennifer Oldstone-Moore
Anglican Year Student

“Social justice as spiritual discipline” – these are the words behind an exciting invitation to a spring break intensive experience to go on an urban pilgrimage in New York City. Led by the Rev. Valerie Fischer Bailey, an ordained Episcopal priest and Th.D. student at The General Theological Seminary, Urban Pilgrimage is a program that is intended to provide an experience and a model for outreach work that, rather than stopping at what “we” can do for “them,” highlights the larger structures and mechanisms which lead to conditions that keep so many struggling and disadvantaged.  Read more...

Meeting Anglicanism

Meeting Anglicanism

Jason Poling
S.T.M. ’15

I serve as Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church, an independent evangelical congregation in the Baltimore area which I helped to plant in 2003. I am at The General Theological Seminary doing an Anglican Year as an S.T.M. candidate at the direction of the Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton, Bishop of the Diocese of Maryland, in hopes of working out a fruitful ministry partnership between New Hope and the Diocese of Maryland.  Read more...

From the Close to Capetown

From the Close to Capetown

Tommie Watkins, Jr.
M.Div. ’16

As part of my formation and education process at The General Theological Seminary, I was able to travel to and spend time among our fellow brothers and sisters in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. While working as a seminarian at the Church of the Resurrection, Bonteheuwel, Capetown, South Africa, I was able to experience the land, languages, culture, and Christianity in a wonderful international setting.  Read more...

What Are The Way of Wisdom and The Wisdom Year?

What Are The Way of Wisdom and The Wisdom Year?

Announced by The General Theological Seminary in spring 2014, The Way of Wisdom integrates the disciplines of formation in seminary education rather than separating academics, training, and experience. The Way of Wisdom inspires students to interpret and learn from every aspect of their time in seminary – from Chapel service and classes to parish ministry and the experience of living in New York City. Visiting experts offer lectures and workshops which help students to hone real-world ministry skills, like pastoral leadership, stewardship, and financial management throughout their three years at General.  Read more...

Episcopalians, Solidarity & Reconciliation

Episcopalians, Solidarity & Reconciliation

Beginning at the end of March, Adjunct Professor Stephanie Spellers will be teaching a course at The General Theological Seminary called Episcopalians, Solidarity & Reconciliation. The course will be taught over two Friday-Saturday sessions in March and April, opening it to those who cannot commit to a full-week schedule.

The course explores key moments where Episcopalians have crossed boundaries, stepped beyond traditional privilege and struggled for liberation in the company of the oppressed.  Read more...

Deborah Lee and Michael Horvath Receive Grants from the Seminary Consultation on Mission

Deborah Lee and Michael Horvath Receive Grants from the Seminary Consultation on Mission

Deborah Lee and Michael Horvath

Each year the Seminary Consultation on Mission (SCOM) issues grants to students of Episcopal seminaries through a trust funded by Venture in Mission, the church-wide capital campaign of the 1970-80s. The purpose of this fund is to develop and deepen a global perspective in seminary life and curricula, and thereby help renew and extend effective commitment to mission, both foreign and domestic, throughout the Church.  Read more...

Elizabeth Schrader ’15 to Present Paper at SBL Regional Meeting

Elizabeth Schrader ’15 to Present Paper at SBL Regional Meeting

Elizabeth Schrader, an M.A. student at The General Theological Seminary, has been accepted to present a paper at the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Mid-Atlantic meeting. Her study, Significant instability around the figure of Martha of Bethany in the Fourth Gospel: A text-critical study, examines the text transmission of the figure of Martha of Bethany throughout the Fourth Gospel in over 100 of the oldest extant Greek and Latin witnesses.  Read more...

Spring Courses at General Seminary

Spring Courses at General Seminary

There is still time to register for Spring courses at The General Theological Seminary. This Spring, GTS is offering several intensive and evening courses that fit into working schedules and can be taken for credit or for audit. For more information, email registrar@gts.edu. To register and for a list of the full course offerings click here.


Intensive Courses


CS 90 – EPISCOPALIANS, SOLIDARITY, & RECONCILIATION
This course explores key moments where Episcopalians have crossed boundaries, stepped beyond traditional privilege and struggled for liberation in the company of the oppressed.  Read more...

Children’s Garden Winter Wonderland [SLIDESHOW]

Children’s Garden Winter Wonderland [SLIDESHOW]

On December 13, the Children’s Garden at The General Theological Seminary held its annual Winter Wonderland party. The festivities took place in Seabury Auditorium, which was decked out in festive decorations made by the children, and plenty of delicious food was served in a potluck style. GTS staff and students joined the parents, teachers, and children in the celebration as all were entertained by the musical styles of Funkytown Playground.  Read more...

General Seminary St. Nicholas Party

General Seminary St. Nicholas Party

All spirits were lifted as The General Theological Seminary held its annual St. Nicholas party on December 5. Children and parents of the surrounding community joined the GTS family for a tree-lighting, Christmas caroling, a four-piece brass band, pizza, and a cup of good cheer. As part of General Seminary’s annual tradition, Dean Kurt H. Dunkle read aloud to the children ‘Twas the Night before ChristmasRead more...

Trick or Treating on the GTS Close

Trick or Treating on the GTS Close

The sound of children playing is not unfamiliar on the GTS campus, but on Halloween the community was treated to the added sound of enthusiastic trick-or-treaters from General’s preschool, the Children’s Garden. Two dozen children made the rounds dressed in Halloween costumes for their yearly trick-or-treating. The youngest appeared as Dalmatians while the older children were dressed in homemade cupcake costumes. The event brought joy to both the children and the GTS community.  Read more...

The Rev. Margaret Muncie ’74 Receives 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

The Rev. Margaret Muncie ’74 Receives 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

On November 6, 2014, during the Alumni Memorial Eucharist in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, the Rev. Margaret “Peggy” Muncie accepted the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. The Memorial Eucharist is held each year to pray for those graduates of The General Theological Seminary who have died in the past year. The Rev. Dr. Richard Corney, GTS Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, read the names aloud during the service.  Read more...

Matriculation Day at General Seminary [PHOTOS]

At a service on the evening of September 25, 2014, thirty-three entering students at The General Theological Seminary signed the Matriculation book, the same book signed by the first class in 1822 and every entering class since. After the service the Matriculation dinner was held, continuing a tradition of toasts, speeches and joyful recognition and welcoming of the newest members of the GTS community.

 

 

Matriculation 2014

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The Way of Wisdom: Faculty Voices – Prof. Patrick Malloy

The Way of Wisdom: Faculty Voices – Prof. Patrick Malloy

The Way of Wisdom is a major initiative at The General Theological Seminary to integrate all the disciplines of formation in seminary education. Rather than separating education, formation and experience, The Way of Wisdom requires a complete blending of each. To read more about The Way of Wisdom, including Dean Kurt H. Dunkle’s article, “Diving into the Deep End,” go to www.gts.edu/wisdom.

Each month GTS News is featuring one faculty member’s reflection on The Way of WisdomRead more...

General Seminary Recognizes Donors in Main Lobby

General Seminary Recognizes Donors in Main Lobby

With gratitude to God, The General Theological Seminary gives thanks to over 1,000 individuals, parishes, and foundations that supported our fundraising efforts during the 2013–2014 Academic Year. In recognition of their generosity, we have installed a list of donors in the main lobby of its campus. Our supporters are an important affirmation of our heritage and our future, and they participate in our call to provide a voice and vision for a generous Anglican witness in worship and service.  Read more...