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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...

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...

Three Great Travel and Learning Opportunities in 2017

Three Great Travel and Learning Opportunities in 2017


Join Us in the Holy Land
Israel Travel Seminar Course

January 10-20, 2017
Ancient Sites of Israel
$2,030.00

Join General Seminary this January on a trip to the ancient sites of Israel, as we explore the cultural, historical, and geographical features of the Holy Land.

Led by Prof. Todd Brewer
Click here for more information.


Walk with Archbishop Tutu
South African Travel Seminar Course

January 11-18, 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
$2,500.00

General Seminary and the Desmond Tutu Center present a travel seminar exploring how Desmond Tutu’s witness provides tools for evangelism for the 21st century.  Read more...

Matriculation 2016 at General Seminary [PHOTOS]

Matriculation 2016 at General Seminary [PHOTOS]

At a service on the evening of September 29, 2016, entering students at The General Theological Seminary signed the Matriculation Book, the same book signed by the first class in 1822 and every entering class since. As “St. Patrick’s Breastplate” was played on the organ and sung by the congregation, each student processed to the front of the Chapel as the General Seminary community witnessed his or her matriculation being recorded in the venerable book.  Read more...

Matthew Burdette ’17 to Co-facilitate “Sacred Conversations on Race” at St. Ann’s in Brooklyn

Matthew Burdette ’17 to Co-facilitate “Sacred Conversations on Race” at St. Ann’s in Brooklyn

 

Matthew Burette, Class of 2017, who is completing his Wisdom Year residency for The General Theological Seminary at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity in Brooklyn, will be leading a discussion on “Sacred Conversations on Race,” prompted by recent and ongoing incidents of violence and dignity violations against people of color, and our commitment to the value of every person. These conversations are intended to create a context in which people can speak and listen, learn about others’ experiences, and cooperate in addressing racism.

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Preaching Paul This Fall: Weekly Explorations of the Sunday Lectionary Readings

Preaching Paul This Fall: Weekly Explorations of the Sunday Lectionary Readings

The Rev. Dr. Todd Brewer, Assistant Professor of New Testament at The General Theological Seminary, is teaching a course on the Sunday Epistle readings from Paul. Audio episodes of these weekly lectures will be posted on GTS News and as a podcast that can be downloaded weekly. This podcast is the first of a series of audio posts that will parallel the Eucharistic lectionary readings for the upcoming Sundays.

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Join us in the Holy Land this January

Join us in the Holy Land this January

Join Us in the Holy Land
Israel Travel Seminar Course

January 10-20, 2017
Ancient Sites of Israel
$2030.00
Students may earn course credit for this travel seminar. Trustees, alumni and family are also welcome to participate. Space is limited.

The stories of the Bible can often feel like sacred fairytales from a surreal land. Some things can’t be learned on the internet; they must be experienced first-hand.

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Experience the Land of Archbishop Tutu

Experience the Land of Archbishop Tutu

Walk with Archbishop Tutu
South African Travel Seminar Course

January 11-18, 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
$2500.00
All are welcome to participate. Clergy may be eligible for continuing education credit. Space is limited.
Students may earn course credit for this travel seminar.

The General Theological Seminary and the Desmond Tutu Center present a Travel Seminar to train seminarians, clergy, and laity to spread the good news about one of the best missions coming out of the leadership of the Anglican Communion in the 20th and 21st centuries: A Christian Spirituality of Restorative Justice.

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Summer 2016 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

Summer 2016 GTS News Quarterly Available for Download

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

This edition includes:

 

 

Download the Summer 2016 edition of GTS News Quarterly.

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

2016 Annual Garden Party [PHOTOS]

2016 Annual Garden Party [PHOTOS]

On June 23, 2016, the Chelsea Square Conservancy at The General Theological Seminary held its annual Garden Party. Over 175 friends, alumni, and neighbors joined the GTS community to enjoy the Close, as sunlight broke out from a mostly cloudy day.

Accompanied by the dulcet tones of a string quartet, the children played on the lawn and conversations were made as attendees enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and a selection of beverages.  Read more...

General to Host Annual Garden Party June 23 on the Close

General to Host Annual Garden Party June 23 on the Close

The Chelsea Square Conservancy of The General Theological Seminary will once again host its annual Garden Party, Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Garden Party is a wonderful opportunity for the General community and our neighbors to meet, mingle, and enjoy Chelsea Square. Light refreshments are served. Please RSVP at https://gtsgardenparty2016.eventbrite.com

The Chelsea Square Conservancy is dedicated to maintaining the grounds of the Close.  Read more...

General Seminary Student Participates in Canterbury Scholars Programme

General Seminary Student Participates in Canterbury Scholars Programme

The Canterbury Scholars Programme is a conference which provides opportunities for Anglican/Episcopalian Christians from around the Anglican Communion to pray, study, and live together at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, on the doorstep of Canterbury Cathedral. The participants are given the opportunity to learn through partnership, against the backdrop of the history and tradition of Canterbury.

Recently, as part of this two-week program, Michael Horvath, a rising senior from The General Theological Seminary, joined other seminarians and newly ordained from around world to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury, as well as to visit the Anglican Communion office and Lambeth Palace.  Read more...