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Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, September 14

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, September 14

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, September 14
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 19

 

Sunday, September 14

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, September 15 - Holy Cross Day (trfd)

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Dr. Andrew Irving
    Asst. Professor of Church History, The General Theological Seminary
  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, September 16

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II:
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Kathleen Killian 
    MDiv class of 2015, Diocese of Southeast Florida

Wednesday, September 17

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Thursday, September 18

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist
    Preacher: The Rev.
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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...

Heather Cook ’87 Consecrated as Bishop Suffragan in Maryland

Heather Cook ’87 Consecrated as Bishop Suffragan in Maryland

GTS folk at the Consecration of the Diocese of Maryland’s new Bishop Suffragan (L to R): Bruce Parker ’84, Anna Noon ’10, Nick Szobota ’05, Annette Chappell ’03, Bp. Cook, Jesse Parker ’81, Barry Signorelli ’87, Mark Hansen ’85.

On September 6, 2014 Heather Elizabeth Cook (Class of 1987) was consecrated bishop in The Episcopal Church and made Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Maryland at a service at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore.  Read 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 who 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 participate in our call to provide a voice and vision for a generous Anglican witness in worship and service.  Read more...

Women Interpreting Sacred Texts – Three-Lecture Series

Women Interpreting Sacred Texts – Three-Lecture Series

The General Theological Seminary invites you to save the dates for an informative three-lecture series, “Women Interpreting Sacred Texts.”

February 17, 2015 7:30 p.m.
at The General Theological Seminary
Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky
Associate Professor of Bible at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

February 23, 2015 7:30 p.m.
at Union Theological Seminary
Dr. Adela Yarbro Collins
Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at the Yale University Divinity School

March 3, 2015 7:30 p.m.  Read more...

The Living Church Reports on The Way of Wisdom

The Living Church Reports on The Way of Wisdom

The Living Church has posted an article online about The Way of Wisdom, a major initiative at The General Theological Seminary to integrate all the disciplines of formation in seminary education. In particular the article focuses on the Wisdom Year, where seminarians integrate knowledge gained in the classroom with real-world experience at a part-time job in a ministry setting. The article includes various perspectives, among them the observations of Dan Aleshire, Executive Director of the Association of Theological Schools:

“The more traditional way is three years of seminary with a little field education and then you assume that somebody is a curate or an associate pastor in larger congregation for a while, learning some things.

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Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, September 7

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, September 7

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, September 7
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 18

 

Sunday, September 7

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, September 8

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, September 9

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Dr. Deirdre Good
    Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament, The General Theological Seminary

Wednesday, September 10

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II - Feast of Alexander Crummell
    Preacher: The Rev.
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Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, August 31

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, August 31

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, August 31
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 17

 

Sunday, August 31

  • Holiday Mode

Monday, September 1

  • Holiday Mode

Tuesday, September 2

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle
    Dean and President, The General Theological Seminary

Wednesday, September 3

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Thursday, September 4

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist
    Preacher: James Miller
    MDiv Class of 2015, Metropolitan New York Synod, ELCA
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Friday, September 5

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Saturday, September 6

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

 

General Seminary Welcomes Incoming Class

General Seminary Welcomes Incoming Class

Incoming Class 2014 of The General Theological Seminary

The last week in August brings fresh faces to the campus of The General Theological Seminary. This year, General welcomes a bumper crop of new students to its various degree and certificate programs.

On the afternoon of Sunday, August 24, General Seminary kicked off its new student orientation week with the Dean’s Welcome Reception to introduce new students to the faculty and current students.  Read more...

General Seminary Fills Two Positions as Part of Program Integration

General Seminary Fills Two Positions as Part of Program Integration

Leading up to the Fall semester, the Rev. Danielle Thompson, Chaplain for Pastoral Care, and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Adjunct Professor, have taken on expanded roles at The General Theological Seminary. Each position includes key roles in implementing the Seminary’s new initiative, The Way of Wisdom.

The Rev. Danielle Thompson has accepted the position of Coordinator of Integrative Programs. In addition to continuing to provide pastoral care and support to community life, she will coordinate Field Education, Clinical Pastoral Education, and coordinate planning and implementation of The Wisdom Year.  Read more...

Representatives from The Society for the Increase of the Ministry Meet with Recipient of Challenge Scholarship

Representatives from The Society for the Increase of the Ministry Meet with Recipient of Challenge Scholarship

On August 11, representatives from The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) visited The General Theological Seminary to greet and welcome the recipient of the first SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship, Jason Roberson ’17. Thomas Moore III, SIM Executive Director and Randolph C. Coley, SIM Board Member met with Roberson and General’s Dean and President, the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle.

Roberson enters General Seminary this year as the first recipient of the SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship which offers merit-based full theological education and formation scholarships to enable bishops to proactively identify and recruit future ordained leaders for ministries that will revitalize the church.  Read more...

The Way of Wisdom: Faculty Voices – Prof. Mitties McDonald DeChamplain

The Way of Wisdom: Faculty Voices – Prof. Mitties McDonald DeChamplain

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...

Invite a GTS Professor to Preach on Theological Education Sunday – Feb. 1, 2015

Invite a GTS Professor to Preach on Theological Education Sunday – Feb. 1, 2015

Next year, Theological Education Sunday in The Episcopal Church will fall on Sunday, February 1. Members of the GTS faculty are now accepting invitations to visit parishes throughout the country as guest preachers on that day. Each will explore the meaning of that week’s lectionary reading through the lens of her or his theological discipline.

If you wish to invite a particular GTS faculty member to preach on Theological Education Sunday, please send an email to good@gts.edu to make an inquiry as to her or his availability that day.  Read more...

Theological Education – It’s for Everyone

Theological Education – It’s for Everyone

This article first appeared in The Episcopal New Yorker, Summer 2014

By the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle

Dean and President
The General Theological Seminary 

On Ascension Day in Inverness, Scotland, while on a recent family trip, I heard the Episcopal bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness preach at a young lady’s confirmation. He recounted his own confirmation preparation as a youth, remembering his parish priest’s instructions on the purpose of altar candles.

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The Wisdom of “Both” and “And”

The Wisdom of “Both” and “And”

The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle
Dean and President

The first time I ever considered that very Anglican phrase, “both/and,” I was seated in Sherred 1A, right here at General. It was how a now-retired GTS professor spoke about that seemingly simple concept to unravel decades-old quandaries.  At first, it seemed so foreign, until I remembered we were being taught to think theologically, not as the world had formed us.  Read more...

Adding It All Up

Adding It All Up

An Integrated Curriculum is the Core of The Way of Wisdom

The Rev. Dr. Clair McPherson
Professor of Ascetical Theology

“I enjoyed my various courses at General, but I could never see how they added up.”

That may well be the most common negative comment GTS graduates tend to make. Even the very best students have said that, while they found courses interesting and seminary life rewarding, the curriculum simply did not seem to cohere, except sporadically and unintentionally.  Read more...

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

 

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