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General Voices: Weaving the Tapestry of Formation – Michael Horvath

General Voices: Weaving the Tapestry of Formation – Michael Horvath

Michael Horvath
M.Div. ’17

When I started to look at seminaries to attend, I found that its history, its deep commitment to holistic formation, and its alumni contributed greatly to my decision to plant my flag at The General Theological Seminary.

In doing so, I looked forward to becoming part of the great tapestry of a Christ-centered community, its traditions, and its family of students, professors, administrators and alumni, past and present.  Read more...

General Voices: Creating a Future – The Rev. Patricia S. Downing

General Voices: Creating a Future – The Rev. Patricia S. Downing

The Rev. Patricia S. Downing ’95
Rector, Trinity Episcopal Parish, Wilmington, Delaware
Member, Board of Trustees of The General Theological Seminary 

When I was asked to run as an alumni representative to the Board of Trustees, it was right after the September chaos. I turned down the offer. I am a parish priest with all the demands of that vocation. I saw the conflict raging at the Seminary and thought, I do not need to add that to my plate.  Read more...

General Seminary at General Convention 2015

General Seminary at General Convention 2015

The General Theological Seminary will be at the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City. If you are attending the Convention, please plan to visit Booth #326 and meet GTS students and members of our Alumni Relations team.

The General Seminary dinner will take place on Tuesday, June 30, in the Cathedral Church of St. Mark at 7:30 p.m. Please click here to get your tickets today.  Read more...

General Voices: Why I Stand with The General Theological Seminary – The Rev. Canon Daniel Ade

General Voices: Why I Stand with The General Theological Seminary – The Rev. Canon Daniel Ade

The Very Rev. Canon Daniel Ade ’92
Dean and Rector, St. John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles
Member, Board of Trustees of The General Theological Seminary

Last winter when I told people I was newly elected to the Board of Trustees of General Seminary, they were incredulous. Why in the world would I want to do that? My spouse had the same reaction when I told him I had accepted a request to be the head of an ad hoc committee for alumni relations from the Board.  Read more...

General Voices: Why I Stand with The General Theological Seminary – Prof. Robert Owens

General Voices: Why I Stand with The General Theological Seminary – Prof. Robert Owens

General Voices: Why I Stand with The General Theological Seminary
The Rev. Dr. Robert J. Owens
Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament

The following submission from Prof. Robert Owens reflects his report to the Trustees of The General Theological Seminary on May 19, 2015.

As a faculty member who has continued teaching throughout this past year, I have been asked to share some personal observations as we now prepare for a new academic year in 2015-16 (my fifteenth at GTS).  Read more...

Summer 2015 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

Summer 2015 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

The Summer 2015 GTS News Quarterly was mailed out at the end of June. You can download the PDF now by clicking below. This edition includes:

One Vision
One Mission

New Faculty

Interview with Michael Battle

News & Notes

Alumni News

 

Download GTS News Quarterly Summer 2015

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

 

Thank You to the LCU Fund For Women’s Education

Thank You to the LCU Fund For Women’s Education

The Community at General is deeply grateful for support from the LCU Fund for Women’s Education. The LCU Fund is the only organization in New York City exclusively dedicated to providing housing support to promising women students preparing for professions that give back to the community.

For many years, the generosity of the LCU Fund has enabled women at General to defray much of the cost of their housing expenses, easing their financial burden.  Read more...

Meet Our New Professor:  An Interview with the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D.

Meet Our New Professor: An Interview with the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D.

Recently, GTS News had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with Michael Battle. In May he was appointed as the Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of The Desmond Tutu Center (see story here). Battle holds a unique connection to The Desmond Tutu Center, having spent two years in residence with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa and being ordained a priest by Tutu in 1993.  Read more...

One Vision, One Mission

One Vision, One Mission

Dear Friends:

Last month, General Seminary did what it has done well for 198 years: we graduated a class of degree and certificate recipients. Our 27 graduates have been well educated and formed to continue their ministry in the world. These brothers and sisters in Christ are now prepared for a world that is hungry for the Good News they bring.

The celebration of Commencement brought to a close an academic year that was acutely painful for everyone affiliated with The General Theological Seminary.    Read more...

In Celebration: Journeys Unlimited

In Celebration: Journeys Unlimited

With deep gratitude, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Journeys Unlimited Holy Land Travel Prize. For two decades, founder Nick Mancino has quietly donated this ten-day tour of the Holy Land to award a graduating senior with proven aptitude in Biblical Studies. The tour follows the footsteps of Jesus from the north of Galilee to Jerusalem in the center and south to the Dead Sea.  Read more...

General Voices: Why I Stand with The General Theological Seminary – The Rev. Dr. R. Scott White ’96

General Voices: Why I Stand with The General Theological Seminary – The Rev. Dr. R. Scott White ’96

Why I Stand with The General Theological Seminary
The Rev. Dr. R. Scott White ’96
President, Alumni Executive Committee

For a number of years, I have had the pleasure of serving as a member of the Alumni Executive Committee of The General Theological Seminary (AEC). It has been a privilege and joy to serve in this role. The AEC supports alumni and encourages them to support General in prayer, to foster the search for prospective students, and to remember General in their personal stewardship.  Read more...

Letter to the Bishops of The Episcopal Church from the Bishops on the GTS Board of Trustees

Letter to the Bishops of The Episcopal Church from the Bishops on the GTS Board of Trustees

 

To: The Bishops of The Episcopal Church

May 20, 2015

From: The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, III, the Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, the Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, the Rt. Rev. Steven A. Miller, the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, the Rt. Rev. Stacy F. Sauls, the Rt. Rev. William H. Stokes, and the Rt. Rev. Eugene T. Sutton

Dear Brother and Sister Bishops,

As bishops serving on the Board of Trustees at The General Theological Seminary of The Episcopal Church, we have witnessed up close an unprecedented year of challenge, conflict and opportunity.

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General Seminary Holds 193rd Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

General Seminary Holds 193rd Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

The General Theological Seminary held its 193rd Commencement on May 20, 2015. Twenty-seven 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. Allen K. Shin ’96, Dr. Jennifer Te Paa Daniel, and the Rt. Rev. Robert Christopher Wright. Read more about the honorary doctorate recipients hereRead more...

Quiet Day – Forgiveness: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Forgiveness: What It Is and What It Isn’t

A Quiet Day & Lunch with 
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

Saturday, June 20, 2015

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The General Theological Seminary

When Peter asked Jesus how many times he needed to forgive someone who sinned against him, he hoped the answer would be “seven.” But no: it was seventy times seven, which is 490. A lot. Oh dear–that’s more than any of us could even approach, tending as we do toward vengeance.  Read more...

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Preaches at General Seminary’s Baccalaureate Service

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Preaches at General Seminary’s Baccalaureate Service

On May 19, 2015, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori preached at the Baccalaureate Evensong at The General Theological Seminary. This service was celebrated on the eve of General’s Commencement ceremonies and was followed by a dinner to honor all recipients of degrees in 2015. In her sermon, Jefferts Schori gave encouraging words to General Seminary, both as an institution and as a community.

“You have not only survived this year, you have grown in ways that would not have been possible without the shock and conflict of this past year.  Read more...

Spiritual Companionship and Digital Media Practicum

Spiritual Companionship and Digital Media Practicum

The General Theological Seminary is now accepting registrations for exciting courses to be offered in the Summer 2015 term and especially welcomes General Learners to become part of the seminary community. To learn more and register, click here.

General Learners are students who are not pursuing a formal degree and who take courses to learn more about their faith, to enhance their ministry or prayer, or to delve into a theological topic.  Read more...

General Seminary Names the Rev. Todd Brewer, Ph.D., as Assistant Professor of New Testament

General Seminary Names the Rev. Todd Brewer, Ph.D., as Assistant Professor of New Testament

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Rev. Dr. Todd H. W. Brewer has been named Assistant Professor of New Testament beginning fall 2015. Brewer already has ties with General Seminary, having taught an introductory New Testament course for diaconal candidates this past spring.

Most recently, Brewer served as Associate Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, New Jersey. He holds an M.Div. from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and an M.A.  Read more...