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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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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...

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...

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...

Incoming GTS Junior Named First Recipient of SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship

Incoming GTS Junior Named First Recipient of SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship

The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (“SIM”) and the Mercer Fund of the Diocese of Long Island (“Mercer”) have awarded the first SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship to Jason Daniel Roberson, an entering junior at The General Theological Seminary, and his sponsoring bishop, the Rt. Rev. Charles vonRosenberg of South Carolina.

Roberson is the first recipient of this new, merit-based scholarship, and it will cover his tuition, room and board at GTS.   Read more...

Elise Johnstone ’05 called as Canon to the Ordinary in Lexington

Elise Johnstone ’05 called as Canon to the Ordinary in Lexington

The Rev. Elise Johnstone, Class of 2005, has been called as Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Lexington. In this role she will assist Bishop Douglas Hahn (Class of 1996, D.D. 2014) in realizing the vision of the diocese. Her special focus will be on the health, growth, and development of congregations, the nurture and call of priests, and broader tasks of helping all baptized persons discern and grow into their call to ministry.  Read more...

Become a General Learner – Study This Summer at GTS

Become a General Learner – Study This Summer at GTS

General Theological Seminary is now accepting registrations for exciting courses to be offered in the Summer 2014 term and especially welcomes General Learners to become part of the seminary community. To learn more and register, click here.

General Learners are students who are not pursuing a formal degree and who take courses to learn more about their faith, enhance their ministry or prayer, or delve into a theological topic.  Read more...

Students Create Liturgy to Bless New Community Garden

Students Create Liturgy to Bless New Community Garden

Students, faculty, staff, as well as teachers and students of the Children’s Garden Preschool, gathered following the morning Eucharist on May 5 to bless the Seminary’s Community Garden. The blessings and prayers included in this brief service were written by Prof. Joshua Davis’s class, “Earth, Work, City: Christian Action & Social Ethics,” which explores theological and moral decision-making in relation to land use, labor, and urban living.  Read more...

Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority [PHOTOS]

Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority [PHOTOS]

On April 29, Women at General, a student-led group at The General Theological Seminary hosted a panel discussion entitled “Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority: Embodying the Paradox Inside and Out.”

Recognizing that Jesus called his disciples to lead as one who serves, saying of himself, “I am among you as one who serves” (Luke 22:27), and yet Jesus taught as one having authority, and gave authority to his disciples to do works in his name and to “bear fruit, fruit that will last” (John 15:16).  Read more...

Easter Egg Hunt Brings Neighbors Together

Easter Egg Hunt Brings Neighbors Together

Easter Sunday saw the revival of a General Theological Seminary tradition: a neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt on the Close. This year’s hunt was spearheaded by Junior Tommie Lee Watkins (Diocese of Alabama), with support from the Community Council and Miguel Acevedos, director of the nonprofit organization, Fulton Youth for the Future.

The event began on the Saturday before Easter when seminarians, faculty, seminary children, and neighborhood families gathered in the student lounge to fill plastic eggs with candy.  Read more...

How Armenians Pray: Glimpses Into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality

How Armenians Pray: Glimpses Into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality

On April 23, as part of the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Spring Lecture Series, the Very Rev. Michael Daniel Findikyan presented a lecture at The General Theological Seminary entitled “How Armenians Pray: Glimpses into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality.” Speaking to a room of seminarians, priests, and faculty from both St. Nersess and General Seminaries, as well as members of the general public, Findikayn spoke of the spirit, ethos and peculiarities of Armenian prayer and what these qualities tell us about the distinctive Christian witness of this ancient church.  Read more...

Angela Robidoux ’14 Receives 2014 President’s Award for Excellence in Leadership

Angela Robidoux ’14 Receives 2014 President’s Award for Excellence in Leadership

Robidoux (second from left) with President’s Award finalists.

At a celebratory event on April 24, Angela Robidoux, an M.Div. senior at The General Theological Seminary, accepted the 2014 President’s Award for Excellence in Leadership from the LCU Fund for Women’s Education. Established in honor of past board president, Carol Farris, the President’s Award for Excellence in Leadership recognizes a student who demonstrates extraordinary leadership in her school and community.  Read more...