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The latest news from The General Theological Seminary

Fall 2015 Guest Preachers in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd

Guest Preachers in the
Chapel of the Good Shepherd

Fall 2015 

September 15
The Very Rev. Mark Richardson
Dean and President, Church Divinity School of the Pacific

September 22
The Rt. Rev. Jeff Fisher
Suffragan Bishop of Texas

September 24
The Rt. Rev. Clifton “Dan” Daniel
Bishop of Pennsylvania and Chair, General Seminary Board of Trustees

October 1
Ms. Mary Parmer
Director, The Gathering of Leaders and Adjunct Instructor,
“Invite – Welcome – Connect” course intensive at General Seminary

October 22
The Rev.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting August 30th

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting August 30th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, August 30
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, August 30

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, August 31

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, September 1

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Alissa Anderson
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
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Onward, Christian Soldiers: Exploring Civil War America in the Keller Library’s Collections

Onward, Christian Soldiers: Exploring Civil War America in the Keller Library’s Collections

Drawing on a collection of rare pamphlets from mid-19th-century America, the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library at The General Theological Seminary has opened an exhibit running through October 15, 2015 that offers a glimpse into the political and theological debates surrounding abolitionism and sectional conflict.

“Onward, Christian Soldiers: Exploring Civil War America in the Keller Library’s Collections” marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the rebellion and celebrates the recent election of the Rt.  Read more...

The Rev. Emily Wachner Appointed as Director of Integrative Programs

The Rev. Emily Wachner Appointed as Director of Integrative Programs

The General Theological Seminary has appointed the Rev. Emily Wachner as the Director of Integrative Programs. In this newly created position, Wachner will oversee and administer Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), Field Education, and The Wisdom Year, while creating additional integrated formational opportunities for students.

As the Director of Integrative Programs, Wachner will provide a consistent presence throughout a student’s seminary education, bridging classroom education with practical experience.  Read more...

General Voices: Practicing Resurrection – The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers

General Voices: Practicing Resurrection – The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers

The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers
Director of Mission & Reconciliation and Adjunct Professor of Church & Society

In August 2014, I moved onto the Close and joined The General Theological Seminary community. It was, in many ways, a dream realized. I was serving as Coordinator of Career Services at Harvard Divinity School back in 2000 when I finally grasped the heart of my ministry: nourishing and companioning with people as they discover their place in God’s great big dream for creation.  Read more...

Meet the Faculty: An Interview with Asst. Prof. Todd Brewer

Meet the Faculty: An Interview with Asst. Prof. Todd Brewer

The Rev. Todd. H. W. Brewer, Ph.D., was recently appointed as Assistant Professor of New Testament at The General Theological Seminary. GTS News recently sat down with him to talk about his background and what excites him about coming to General.

Would you tell us a little about your background?

My wife, Kelly, and I have been married for nine years. She works at the VA Hospital researching balance issues with veteran populations.   Read more...

Fall Courses at General Seminary

Fall Courses at General Seminary

There is still time to register for fall courses at The General Theological Seminary. This fall, GTS is offering several intensive and evening courses that fit into working schedules and can be taken for credit or for audit. For more information, email registrar@gts.edu. To register and for a list of the full course offerings click here.

 


Intensive Courses


PT 11 – SPEAKING SBNR: MINISTRY TO THE “SPIRITUAL INDEPENDENT”

Spiritual seekers, who identify as “Spiritual But Not Religious” or “spiritual independents,” often show up in faith contexts seeking healing and spiritual growth.  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.

 

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 Seminary Hosts Booth, Conversations, Dinner at General Convention 2015

General Seminary Hosts Booth, Conversations, Dinner at General Convention 2015

General Seminary’s Booth at GenCon 2015

The 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church recently wrapped up in Salt Lake City, and The General Theological Seminary showed a strong presence. Spearheaded by Donna Ashley, Vice President, Advancement, General’s booth on the exhibition floor was staffed by administration, students, and board members throughout all the opening hours. A steady stream of convention goers, including many alumni, stopped by to discuss General Seminary, and perhaps even left with a General Seminary penguin, notepad, or pair of sunglasses.  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...

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...