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Reflection on the Board of Trustees Meeting – Samuel Tallman ’12

Reflection on the Board of Trustees Meeting – Samuel Tallman ’12

This was my first meeting of the Board of Trustee for The General Theological Seminary as a newly elected alumni trustee. Having served for several prior years on the Alumni Executive Committee and the Board Investment Committee, I came with reasonably current knowledge about the Seminary, but perhaps uncertainty about what the Board’s collective perspective about the future might be.

At this meeting, there were major developments on several fronts that connect the Seminary’s present with its trajectory for the future.  Read more...

St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School Chapel Named for the Rev. Canon Jay Gordon ’62

St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School Chapel Named for the Rev. Canon Jay Gordon ’62

The chapel at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School in Manhattan has been renamed in honor of General Seminary Alumnus, the Rev. Canon Jay. H. Gordon (Class of 1962). Gordon served on the Board of Trustees of St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s for more nearly 30 years and acted as the Chair of the Board from 1989 until his retirement from the Board in the spring of 2016.  Read more...

Join Us for The Colloquy at General

Join Us for The Colloquy at General

New for Spring 2017, The General Theological Seminary invites you to The Colloquy at General, a public conversation centering on the church in a changing world.

On selected Wednesday and Friday mornings throughout the semester, General will host an interdisciplinary range of scholars and practitioners who will share a paper, presentation, project, or performance and engage in a dialogue with the community.

The public is welcome at all events in the Colloquy.  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...

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...

Remembering a Faithful Servant

Remembering a Faithful Servant

The Rev. James B. Jeffrey (Class of 1958), a dear and faithful son of General and servant of the Church, died on July 7, 2013. His financial support, both to the Annual Fund and Chelsea Square Development Campaigns, was unwavering.

We learned after his death that Jeffrey had remembered the Seminary with a very generous Legacy Gift, and we want to take this moment to remember him with our deep gratitude and uplifted prayers.  Read more...

The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright Delivers the 2016 Paddock Lectures

The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright Delivers the 2016 Paddock Lectures

On November 2-3, 2016, the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, delivered this year’s prestigious Paddock Lectures in Seabury Auditorium at The General Theological Seminary. In a filled auditorium, attendees heard him speak on “The Leadership of Jesus.” The lecture often became interactive, when Wright engaged the audience with questions and challenges about our own action in the world. Wright also preached at the Community Eucharist on November 3.  Read more...

Spring 2017 Courses at General Seminary

Spring 2017 Courses at General Seminary

The General Theological Seminary is offering a variety of courses for all who are seeking a deeper understanding of spirituality. Whether you are traveling on a personal journey or simply wish to explore a specific topic that interests you, we welcome General Learners to take individual classes to expand their engagement and knowledge.

Below is a selection of Spring 2017 offerings that can be taken for credit or audit.  Read more...

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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General Seminary’s Annual Commemoration of Benefactors

General Seminary’s Annual Commemoration of Benefactors

On October 20, 2016, at Evensong, The General Theological Seminary held its annual observance offering Prayer for the Commemoration of our Benefactors. The event brought together members of Seminary community–students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and friends–in thoughtful remembrance.

The annual Commemoration of Benefactors has been observed at General Seminary since the Eve of All Saints 1890. It is a time when we remember with gratitude those who have given generously to the Seminary and who have cared that it be worthy of its mission.  Read more...

An Interview with  Dr. Michael W. DeLashmutt

An Interview with Dr. Michael W. DeLashmutt

Michael W. DeLashmutt, Ph.D., was recently appointed as Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at The General Theological Seminary. GTS News sat down with him to talk about his background and what brought him to General.

Would you tell us a little about your background? 

I grew up on a family farm in southwest Iowa. Though I was baptized as an infant in the Methodist church, I was re-baptized in a Baptist church at around the age of eight.  Read more...

The Way of Wisdom in Practice

The Way of Wisdom in Practice

The Rev. Emily Wachner
Director of Integrative Programs

In addition to the history, theology, scripture, and liturgy which students learn while at The General Theological Seminary, what other knowledge do they need in order to become excellent priests, serving Christ’s church in a changing world? This is the question I have attempted to answer over the past year, and particularly throughout the summer, in order to shape the Integrative Seminars, a fundamental component of The Way of WisdomRead more...

Winter 2017 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

Winter 2017 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

The Winter 2017 GTS News Quarterly was mailed out at the end of December. You can download the PDF now by clicking below.

This edition includes:

THE CURIOUS NATURE OF CHURCH FOUNDATIONS

AN EARLY SPRING

THE INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR

NEWS & NOTES

ALUMNI NEWS

AND MORE

Download the Winter 2017 edition of GTS News Quarterly.

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

Fall 2016 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

Fall 2016 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

The Fall 2016 GTS News Quarterly was mailed out at the end of September. You can download the PDF now by clicking below.

This edition includes:

NEWS & NOTES

ALUMNI NEWS

AND MORE

Download the Fall 2016 edition of GTS News Quarterly.

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