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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.

 

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...

Reminder: First Fridays Recovery Eucharists Continue June 5th

Recovery Eucharists continue through the summer on the first Friday of each month. The next Recovery Eucharist will be held in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd on Friday, June 5th from 6:15 – 7:00 pm. The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers will preside. All are welcome to attend!

 

Recovery Eucharists will also be held on July 10th and August 7th.

Reminder – Trinity Institute Essay Competition: Creating Common Good

Trinity Institute invites you to submit an essay on the theme of economic inequality and how to make changes for the common good. FIRST-PLACE PRIZE: $10,000 award, essay publication in the Anglican Theological Review, and a public lecture at Trinity Wall Street. RUNNERS-UP: two prizes of $2,500 each. The deadline to submit essays is July 1st.

In keeping with Trinity Institute’s 2015 National Conference theme, “Creating Common Good,” the essay competition aims to inspire theological scholars to examine our post-2008 economic context and offer solutions about how best to pursue God’s promise of abundant life against the backdrop of the global financial crisis.  Read more...

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...

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...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting May 17th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 17th
The Seventh Week of Easter

Sunday, May 17

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, May 18

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Sharon Sutton
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, May 19 – Baccalaureate

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
    Preacher: The Most Rev.
  Read more...

Beyond the Close: Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

This weekend, May 16-17, congregations throughout New York will open their doors so neighbors can experience first-hand the wonderful art, architecture, and history embodied in New York’s Sacred Sites. Visitors also learn about the crucial social and cultural programming these magnificent religious institutions provide their communities as well. Enjoy a beautiful weekend touring the city!

 

This Open House weekend is organized by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.  Read more...

Ordination Announcement: Alexandra Van Kuiken

All members of the GTS community are invited to the ordination of Ali Van Kuiken, Anglican Studies Class of 2015. Invitation details are as follows:

 

By the Grace of God and with the People consenting,

the Right Reverend William Hallock Stokes

Bishop of New Jersey

will ordain to the Sacred Order of Deacons

in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church

Alexandra Van Kuiken

on Wednesday, the third day of June

in the year of our Lord 2015 at 7 o’clock in the evening

in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Trenton, New Jersey.  Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of May 18 – 22

Refectory Menu – Week of May 18 – 22:

 

The menu will be posed in this space once it has been provided to Up Close.

The administrators of the Refectory meals have graciously agreed to provide Up Close with the menus the previous week. We will then post them to General Up Close (news.gts.edu/upclose) so you can begin to plan your selections for the next week.  Read more...

General Seminary Appoints the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D., as Professor of Church and Society and Director of The Desmond Tutu Center

General Seminary Appoints the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D., as Professor of Church and Society and Director of The Desmond Tutu Center

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D., has been appointed as the Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society. He will also assume the position of Director of The Desmond Tutu Center. As its new Director, Battle holds a unique connection to The Desmond Tutu Center, having lived in residence with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa for two years (1993-1994) and being ordained a priest in South Africa by Archbishop Tutu in 1993.  Read more...

The Rev. Kevin Moroney, Ph.D., to Join GTS as Affiliate Faculty in Liturgics

The Rev. Kevin Moroney, Ph.D., to Join GTS as Affiliate Faculty in Liturgics

The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Rev. Dr. Kevin John Moroney ’92 will be teaching Liturgics as an Affiliate Faculty member beginning fall 2015. Moroney has close ties to General and comes highly recommended from faculty and community members.

Moroney is a graduate of General Seminary (M.Div. ’92) and received his Ph.D. in Liturgy from Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin, Ireland, in 2008.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting May 10th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, May 10th
The Sixth Week of Easter

Sunday, May 10

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, May 11

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Geety Reyes
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, May 12 – Rogation Day

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Susan Shelhart
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Libbie Schrader
    MA Class of 2015

Wednesday, May 13

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Meditation: Vickie McDonald
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite I

Thursday, May 14 – Ascension Day

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Very Rev.
  Read more...

Summer Opportunity Reminder: Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage

The Bronx Inter-Parish Council is organizing a bus trip from  Atlanta, Georgia, Hayneville, Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama; and Washington D.C. from Thursday, August 13 to Tuesday, August 18 to participate in the 50th anniversary of the Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage in Hayneville, Alabama on Saturday August 15th. This trip is being coordinated with the Bronx Inter-parish Council (IPC), which is a collaboration of several Afro-Caribbean and African-American parishes in the south Bronx.  Read more...