Author Archives: Chad Rancourt

Events of the Season at St. Peter’s Chelsea

Following are some events at our neighbors, St. Peter’s Chelsea, that may be of interest to the Seminary community as we celebrate the Advent and Christmas seasons:
Saturday, December 3
Chelsea Holiday Open House
4-9pm Book Fair to benefit the restoration fund
5pm Outdoor Tree Lighting & caroling around the tree [star placed on top of the tree by FDNY, emergency permitting. Fr. Harding is also an FDNY chaplain]
Refreshments provided

Thursday, December 22
Handel’s Messiah Part 1 Community Sing Along
7pm
Refreshments provided

All are welcome!  Read more...

The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright Delivers the 2016 Paddock Lectures

The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright Delivers the 2016 Paddock Lectures

On November 2-3, 2016, the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, delivered this year’s prestigious Paddock Lectures in Seabury Auditorium at The General Theological Seminary. In a filled auditorium, attendees heard him speak on “The Leadership of Jesus.” The lecture often became interactive, when Wright engaged the audience with questions and challenges about our own action in the world. Wright also preached at the Community Eucharist on November 3.  Read more...

Spring 2017 Courses at General Seminary

Spring 2017 Courses at General Seminary

The General Theological Seminary is offering a variety of courses for all who are seeking a deeper understanding of spirituality. Whether you are traveling on a personal journey or simply wish to explore a specific topic that interests you, we welcome General Learners to take individual classes to expand their engagement and knowledge.

Below is a selection of Spring 2017 offerings that can be taken for credit or audit.  Read more...

Preaching Paul This Fall – Episode 12: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Preaching Paul This Fall – Episode 12: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Discussion of the reading from November 13, 2016: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 28

This lecture is the last of 12 in the series, “Preaching Paul This Fall,” from The General Theological Seminary. For more information click here. Stay tuned to GTS News for future audio series based on the lectionary.

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Preaching Paul This Fall – Episode 11: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17

Preaching Paul This Fall – Episode 11: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17

Discussion of the reading from November 6, 2016: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 27

This lecture is part of the series, “Preaching Paul This Fall,” from The General Theological Seminary. For more information click here.

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Libbie Schrader, M.A. ’15, S.T.M. ’16, Harvard Theological Review Article Available Online

Libbie Schrader, M.A. ’15, S.T.M. ’16, Harvard Theological Review Article Available Online

Elizabeth “Libbie” Brooke Schrader, M.A. ’15, S.T.M. ’16, who was accepted for publication in the Harvard Theological Review last spring for her paper, “Was Martha of Bethany Added to the Fourth Gospel in the Second Century?” has announced that an online preview of her article is now available. It is available here and is forthcoming in the printed version of the Harvard Theological Review in early 2017.

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Trick or Treating on the Close on Halloween

Trick or Treating on the Close on Halloween

Students, Faculty, Staff, and Residents of General Seminary:

Monday night is Halloween, and the General Seminary community has lots of children who love to trick or treat! We invite the residents of the GTS Close to partake in giving out candy to our community as well as to the Children’s Garden students. We hope you will be willing to pass out candy to those who come spooking your doors on Monday evening.  Read more...

General Seminary’s Annual Commemoration of Benefactors

General Seminary’s Annual Commemoration of Benefactors

On October 20, 2016, at Evensong, The General Theological Seminary held its annual observance offering Prayer for the Commemoration of our Benefactors. The event brought together members of Seminary community–students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and friends–in thoughtful remembrance.

The annual Commemoration of Benefactors has been observed at General Seminary since the Eve of All Saints 1890. It is a time when we remember with gratitude those who have given generously to the Seminary and who have cared that it be worthy of its mission.  Read more...

Reminder: Prof. Clair McPherson to Present Keynote at Sophia Institute Conference

Reminder: Prof. Clair McPherson to Present Keynote at Sophia Institute Conference

Come hear Prof. McPherson as he presents a keynote at the Sophia Institute International Conference entitled “Introducing Nilus: a Link in the Ascetically Chain.”


Sophia Institute’s Ninth Annual International Conference

THE MYSTICAL THEOLOGY OF THE EASTERN CHURCH

Friday December 9, 2016

9.00 am to 6.00 p.m.

Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway (at 121st St.)
New York NY 10027

Registration 8.00 am — 9.00 am

Registration Fee — payable at the door $55.  Read more...

The Nourishment of the Vine

The Nourishment of the Vine

The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle
Dean and President

During Orientation for this new term, I was listening to our faculty introduce themselves to new students and explain their unique areas of interest. Prof. Michael Battle described his way of life in teaching and scholarship as “amphibian.” I loved that great new way of looking at our very Anglican “both/and” view of addressing life. Prof. Todd Brewer made his point simply: “I want to make the Bible exciting for you!” A classic Jesus Movement attitude.  Read more...

An Interview with  Dr. Michael W. DeLashmutt

An Interview with Dr. Michael W. DeLashmutt

Michael W. DeLashmutt, Ph.D., was recently appointed as Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at The General Theological Seminary. GTS News sat down with him to talk about his background and what brought him to General.

Would you tell us a little about your background? 

I grew up on a family farm in southwest Iowa. Though I was baptized as an infant in the Methodist church, I was re-baptized in a Baptist church at around the age of eight.  Read more...

The Way of Wisdom in Practice

The Way of Wisdom in Practice

The Rev. Emily Wachner
Director of Integrative Programs

In addition to the history, theology, scripture, and liturgy which students learn while at The General Theological Seminary, what other knowledge do they need in order to become excellent priests, serving Christ’s church in a changing world? This is the question I have attempted to answer over the past year, and particularly throughout the summer, in order to shape the Integrative Seminars, a fundamental component of The Way of WisdomRead more...

Fall 2016 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

Fall 2016 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

The Fall 2016 GTS News Quarterly was mailed out at the end of September. You can download the PDF now by clicking below.

This edition includes:

NEWS & NOTES

ALUMNI NEWS

AND MORE

Download the Fall 2016 edition of GTS News Quarterly.

All of the articles from GTS News Quarterly can be read online at: news.gts.edu/notesRead more...

Three Great Travel and Learning Opportunities in 2017

Three Great Travel and Learning Opportunities in 2017


Join Us in the Holy Land
Israel Travel Seminar Course

January 10-20, 2017
Ancient Sites of Israel
$2,030.00

Join General Seminary this January on a trip to the ancient sites of Israel, as we explore the cultural, historical, and geographical features of the Holy Land.

Led by Prof. Todd Brewer
Click here for more information.


Walk with Archbishop Tutu
South African Travel Seminar Course

January 11-18, 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
$2,500.00

General Seminary and the Desmond Tutu Center present a travel seminar exploring how Desmond Tutu’s witness provides tools for evangelism for the 21st century.  Read more...

Matriculation 2016 at General Seminary [PHOTOS]

Matriculation 2016 at General Seminary [PHOTOS]

At a service on the evening of September 29, 2016, 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. As “St. Patrick’s Breastplate” was played on the organ and sung by the congregation, each student processed to the front of the Chapel as the General Seminary community witnessed his or her matriculation being recorded in the venerable book.  Read more...