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Emily Wachner Discusses The Wisdom Year on “Priest Pulse”

Emily Wachner Discusses The Wisdom Year on “Priest Pulse”

The Rev. Emily Wachner, Lecturer in Practical Theology and Director of Integrative Programs at The General Theological Seminary, was recently interviewed on “Priest Pulse,” a podcast of Episcopal Cafe, a news blog that reports on happenings in the Episcopal Church. She was able to discuss The Wisdom Year at General and how it is being implemented. Wachner’s interview starts at about eight minutes into the podcast.  Read more...

A New Web Site and a New Look

A New Web Site and a New Look

At the beginning of the new year, The General Theological Seminary debuted its new web site at www.gts.edu. Michael DeLashmutt, the recently appointed Dean of Academic Affairs, spearheaded the project, consulting with a design firm that specializes in web sites for faith-based not-for-profits. “I think this is a great first step, as we try to reach out to a broader network of folks who may have yet to hear about us, and to promote the great things we have here at General,” says DeLashmutt.  Read more...

More Wisdom Year Stories – Hank Tuell and Jo Ann Jones

More Wisdom Year Stories – Hank Tuell and Jo Ann Jones

In response to the evolving needs of the Church, The General Theological Seminary is building a program of education and formation that integrates the classical theological disciplines with real-world experience and practical ministry skills. As part of The Way of Wisdom, seminarians spend their final year in a Wisdom Year residency while connecting their experience to their classwork through particpation in the Integrative Seminars.

During The Wisdom Year, students synthesize their entire seminary education through practical experience that goes beyond field placement, by placing them in real-world, paid, part-time positions in a ministry setting.  Read more...

The Curious Nature of Church Foundations

The Curious Nature of Church Foundations

The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle
Dean and President

My father was a builder. Not a metaphorical builder, but an actual one. He moved my mom and his family to Florida right after the second World War from a small mill town in central Pennsylvania to start a construction company. He thought that would be a good foundation for the future.

He built houses and buildings for people and companies.  Read more...

An Early Spring

An Early Spring

Dr. Michael DeLashmutt
Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs

This article is being published in the depths of winter, but I come to you to tell you of growth and fruition. Perhaps it’s cliché these days to talk about the changing landscape of theological education—some recent descriptions even take on an almost cataclysmic tone. But, as followers of Jesus, I believe we should be fundamentally oriented toward hope.  Read more...

Students Practice The Way of Wisdom

Students Practice The Way of Wisdom

In response to the evolving needs of the Church, The General Theological Seminary is building a program of education and formation that integrates the classical theological disciplines with real-world experience and practical ministry skills. As part of The Way of Wisdom, seminarians spend their final year in a Wisdom Year residency while connecting their experience to their class work through particpation in the Integrative Seminars.  Read more...

The Integrative Seminar: Year in Review

The Integrative Seminar: Year in Review

The Rev. Emily Wachner
Director of Integrative Programs

As the year comes to a close, and Wisdom Year students delve into the full life of the parish in Advent and Christmas, we have begun the process of reflecting on the semester that has past. This term was the first in which Wisdom Year work was paired with a demanding 3-credit course of study in practical ministry—the Integrative Seminar.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Margaret A. Guenther ’83

IN MEMORIAM: Margaret A. Guenther ’83

The Rev. Dr. Margaret A. Guenther, Class of 1983, died peacefully early Sunday morning, December 11, 2016, surrounded by her whole loving family.

Guenther was Professor Emerita of Ascetical Theology at The General Theological Seminary, where she served for many years as Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality. She was a noted retreat leader and lecturer, and author of many books including Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction (1992); Toward Holy Ground: Spiritual Directions for the Second Half of Life (1996); My Soul in Silence Waits: Meditations on Psalm 62 (2012); The Practice of Prayer (1998); Just Passing Through: Notes from a Sojourner; (2007); At Home in the World: A Rule of Life for the Rest of Us (2006); and most recently, Walking Home: From Eden to Emmaus (2011).  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – December 11-16

Chapel Schedule – December 11-16

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, December 11
Third week of Advent

 

Sunday, December 11

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, December 12

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, December 13

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II  

Wednesday, December 14

  • 9:00 am Morning Prayer, Rite II

Thursday, December 15

  • 9:00 am Morning Prayer, Rite II

Friday, December 16

  • 9:00 am Morning Prayer, Rite II

Saturday, December 17

  • *Holiday Mode*

Chapel Schedule – December 4-10, 2016

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, December 4
Second week of Advent

 

Sunday, December 4

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, December 5

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, December 6

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Preacher: The Rev Emily Wachner, Director of Integrative Programs

Wednesday, December 7

  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite II

Thursday, December 8

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Preacher: Alex Barton, M.Div.
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Chapel Schedule – November 20-26, 2016

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, November 20
Last week after Pentecost

 

Sunday, November 20

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, November 21

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, November 22

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • *Holiday Mode*

Wednesday, November 23 

  • *Holiday Mode*

Thursday, November 24

  • *Holiday Mode* (Thanksgiving Day)

Friday, November 25

  • *Holiday Mode*

Saturday, November 26

  • *Holiday Mode*
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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Chapel Schedule – November 13-19

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, November 13
Week 26 after Pentecost

 

Sunday, November 13

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, November 14

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Consecration of Samuel Seabury)
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, November 15

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Margaret of Scotland)
    Preacher: The Rev. Dr.
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Chapel Schedule — November 6-12, 2016

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, November 6
Week 25 after Pentecost

 

Sunday, November 6

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, November 7

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Willibrord)
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, November 8

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Very Rev. Kurt Dunkle, Dean & President

Wednesday, November 9 

  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite II

Thursday, November 10

  • 9:50 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rt.
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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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Chapel Schedule — October 30-November 5

Chapel Schedule — October 30-November 5

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, October 30
Week 24 after Pentecost

 

Sunday, October 30

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, October 31

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Tuesday, November 1 (All Saints)

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe

Wednesday, November 2 (All Souls)

  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite II

Thursday, November 3

  • 9:50 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rt. 
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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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