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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...

April 25 – Contemplative Eucharist in Easter Week at General Seminary

April 25 – Contemplative Eucharist in Easter Week at General Seminary

Take your celebrations of Easter to a deeper level: join us for a Contemplative Eucharist, commemorating St. Mark, the Evangelist, on Friday, April 25, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at The General Theological Seminary (440 West 21st Street in Manhattan). Beginning outside of the seminary chapel, we will celebrate new life, give thanks for baptism, and find our way to an upper room to enjoy Christ’s resurrected presence in bread and wine.  Read more...

April 29 – Panel: Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority

April 29 – Panel: Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority

Ordained Women Called to Servanthood and Authority: Embodying the Paradox Inside and Out
Tuesday, April 29, 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Optional lunch 12:30–1:30 p.m.

at The General Theological Seminary
440 West 21st Street
New York City

Lunch and Program: $20
Program Only: $10
Net proceeds will go to the Global Women’s Fund.

Register at womenofgeneral.eventbrite.com.

Jesus called his disciples to lead as one who serves, saying of himself, “I am among you as one who serves.” 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.”

How best can ordained women—indeed all those called to ordained ministry—find balance in embodying the paradox of being a servant-leader, while bearing fruit in an authentic way?  Read more...

April 23 – How Armenians Pray: Glimpses Into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality

April 23 – How Armenians Pray: Glimpses Into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality

St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Spring Lecture Series

How Armenians Pray 
Glimpses into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality

What are the spirit, ethos and peculiarities of Armenian prayer? What do these qualities tell us about the distinctive Christian witness of this ancient church? What insights might Armenian Christianity offer to others who seek meaningful faith today?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Close Room
The General Theological Seminary
440 West 21st Street
New York City
A wine and cheese reception will follow.  Read more...
Bishop Steven Charleston Presents “OMG: Spirituality in the Digital Age” at GTS [TEXT + PHOTOS]

Bishop Steven Charleston Presents “OMG: Spirituality in the Digital Age” at GTS [TEXT + PHOTOS]

On April 3, the Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston presented the 2014 Kay Butler Gill Lecture, “OMG: Spirituality in the Digital Age.” He spoke of the development of a unique spiritual community: an inter-religious, international congregation of people from many distinctive backgrounds, all linked by a shared response to a spiritual vision that is both pragmatic and poetic. Each morning he compresses a single spiritual thought into a few concise words and posts it on Facebook, the largest social network in human history.  Read more...

General Seminary Holds Community Discussion about “The Way of Wisdom”

General Seminary Holds Community Discussion about “The Way of Wisdom”

On April 1, during the weekly Community Time, students, faculty and staff of The General Theological Seminary gathered to discuss “The Way of Wisdom,” and to hear the hopes of current students. After an introduction from Dean Kurt Dunkle, the floor was opened to faculty members who spoke about the changes that are happening at General Seminary.

Every faculty member contributed to the discussion and spoke about his or her perspective, and then the floor was opened to student feedback.  Read more...