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Summer 2014 GTS News Quarterly – The Way of Wisdom Issue

Summer 2014 GTS News Quarterly – The Way of Wisdom Issue

The Summer 2014 GTS News Quarterly, The Way of Wisdom Issue, was mailed out at the end of June. You can also see it by downloading the PDF below. This edition includes:

The Wisdom of “Both” & “And”

Adding It All Up

Meeting Parish Needs

Preparing for Real-World Ministry

Student Perspectives on Curriculum Integration 

Download GTS News Quarterly Summer 2014

 

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Photo Gallery – Annual Garden Party

On June 20, the Chelsea Square Conservancy at The General Thological Seminary held its annual Garden Party. Over 125 friends, alumni, and neighbors joined the GTS community to enjoy the Close as sunlight broke out from a mostly cloudy day.

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Incoming GTS Junior Named First Recipient of SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship

Incoming GTS Junior Named First Recipient of SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship

The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (“SIM”) and the Mercer Fund of the Diocese of Long Island (“Mercer”) have awarded the first SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship to Jason Daniel Roberson, an entering junior at The General Theological Seminary, and his sponsoring bishop, the Rt. Rev. Charles vonRosenberg of South Carolina.

Roberson is the first recipient of this new, merit-based scholarship, and it will cover his tuition, room and board at GTS.   Read more...

From the Bishop of New York – Rest in Peace: The Right Reverend E. Don Taylor

 

 

May 26, 2014

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

On Saturday evening I shared with you the sad news that the Rt. Rev. E. Don Taylor, Vicar Bishop for New York City from 1994 to 2009, died in the early evening following a decline of several months. I write today to announce the plans for his funeral:

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 2:00 in the afternoon

Clergy are invited to vest and process (white stoles)

Bishop Taylor suffered a stroke in February and had pursued faithfully a long and difficult process towards recovery.  Read more...

Professor David Hurd Receives Honorary Doctorate from Sewanee School of Theology

Professor David Hurd Receives Honorary Doctorate from Sewanee School of Theology

On May 9, 2014, The School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of the South, bestowed an Honorary Doctorate upon Dr. David J. Hurd, Professor of Church Music, Organist, and Director of Chapel Music at The General Theological Seminary.

As the bells rang out, students, faculty, and honorary degree recipients processed into Sewanee’s All Saint’s Chapel to hymns that included selections from Hurd’s work. The Rt.  Read more...

National Episcopal Church Women Survey – Help Shape the Future of the ECW

Dear Fellow Members of The Episcopal Church,

Empower your voice!

We need your help to make a difference.

At Triennial Meeting 2012, delegates adopted Resolution 101/104, which called for the research and review of the present function and structure of the Episcopal Church Women National Board and the mission and purpose of our ECW as a whole. To this end, the National ECW board has appointed an ad hoc committee comprised of one female representative from each of the Episcopal Church’s nine Provinces.  Read more...

The Way of Wisdom: Faculty Voices – Prof. R. Bruce Mullin

The Way of Wisdom: Faculty Voices – Prof. R. Bruce Mullin

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.

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General Seminary Holds 192nd Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

General Seminary Holds 192nd Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

The General Theological Seminary
Class of 2014

The General Theological Seminary held its 192nd Commencement on May 14, 2014. Thirty-five women and men received degrees, diplomas, and certificates conferred by the Seminary’s Dean and President, the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle. The Seminary’s honorary doctorate was conferred on the Rt. Rev. Douglas Hahn ’96, the Rt. Rev. Chip Stokes ’90, and the Rev. Canon C. K.  Read more...

Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority [PHOTOS]

Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority [PHOTOS]

On April 29, Women at General, a student-led group at The General Theological Seminary hosted a panel discussion entitled “Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority: Embodying the Paradox Inside and Out.”

Recognizing that Jesus called his disciples to lead as one who serves, saying of himself, “I am among you as one who serves” (Luke 22:27), and yet Jesus taught as one having authority, and gave authority to his disciples to do works in his name and to “bear fruit, fruit that will last” (John 15:16).  Read more...

How Armenians Pray: Glimpses Into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality

How Armenians Pray: Glimpses Into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality

On April 23, as part of the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Spring Lecture Series, the Very Rev. Michael Daniel Findikyan presented a lecture at The General Theological Seminary entitled “How Armenians Pray: Glimpses into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality.” Speaking to a room of seminarians, priests, and faculty from both St. Nersess and General Seminaries, as well as members of the general public, Findikayn spoke of the spirit, ethos and peculiarities of Armenian prayer and what these qualities tell us about the distinctive Christian witness of this ancient church.  Read more...

Angela Robidoux ’14 Receives 2014 President’s Award for Excellence in Leadership

Angela Robidoux ’14 Receives 2014 President’s Award for Excellence in Leadership

Robidoux (second from left) with President’s Award finalists.

At a celebratory event on April 24, Angela Robidoux, an M.Div. senior at The General Theological Seminary, accepted the 2014 President’s Award for Excellence in Leadership from the LCU Fund for Women’s Education. Established in honor of past board president, Carol Farris, the President’s Award for Excellence in Leadership recognizes a student who demonstrates extraordinary leadership in her school and community.  Read more...

The Way of Wisdom: Faculty Voices – Prof. Deirdre Good

The Way of Wisdom: Faculty Voices – Prof. Deirdre Good

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.

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April 25 – Contemplative Eucharist in Easter Week at General Seminary

April 25 – Contemplative Eucharist in Easter Week at General Seminary

Take your celebrations of Easter to a deeper level: join us for a Contemplative Eucharist, commemorating St. Mark, the Evangelist, on Friday, April 25, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at The General Theological Seminary (440 West 21st Street in Manhattan). Beginning outside of the seminary chapel, we will celebrate new life, give thanks for baptism, and find our way to an upper room to enjoy Christ’s resurrected presence in bread and wine.  Read more...

April 29 – Panel: Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority

April 29 – Panel: Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority

Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority: Embodying the Paradox Inside and Out
Tuesday, April 29, 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Optional lunch 12:30–1:30 p.m.

at The General Theological Seminary
440 West 21st Street
New York City

Lunch and Program: $20
Program Only: $10
Net proceeds will go to the Global Women’s Fund.

Register at womenofgeneral.eventbrite.com.

Jesus called his disciples to lead as one who serves, saying of himself, “I am among you as one who serves.” Yet Jesus taught as one having authority, and gave authority to his disciples to do works in his name and to “bear fruit, fruit that will last.”

How best can ordained women—indeed all those called to ordained ministry—find balance in embodying the paradox of being a servant-leader, while bearing fruit in an authentic way?  Read more...

April 23 – How Armenians Pray: Glimpses Into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality

April 23 – How Armenians Pray: Glimpses Into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality

St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Spring Lecture Series

How Armenians Pray 
Glimpses into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality

What are the spirit, ethos and peculiarities of Armenian prayer? What do these qualities tell us about the distinctive Christian witness of this ancient church? What insights might Armenian Christianity offer to others who seek meaningful faith today?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Close Room
The General Theological Seminary
440 West 21st Street
New York City
A wine and cheese reception will follow.  Read more...
Bishop Steven Charleston Presents “OMG: Spirituality in the Digital Age” at GTS [TEXT + PHOTOS]

Bishop Steven Charleston Presents “OMG: Spirituality in the Digital Age” at GTS [TEXT + PHOTOS]

On April 3, the Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston presented the 2014 Kay Butler Gill Lecture, “OMG: Spirituality in the Digital Age.” He spoke of the development of a unique spiritual community: an inter-religious, international congregation of people from many distinctive backgrounds, all linked by a shared response to a spiritual vision that is both pragmatic and poetic. Each morning he compresses a single spiritual thought into a few concise words and posts it on Facebook, the largest social network in human history.  Read more...