Tag Archives: News Quarterly

The Nourishment of the Vine

The Nourishment of the Vine

The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle
Dean and President

During Orientation for this new term, I was listening to our faculty introduce themselves to new students and explain their unique areas of interest. Prof. Michael Battle described his way of life in teaching and scholarship as “amphibian.” I loved that great new way of looking at our very Anglican “both/and” view of addressing life. Prof. Todd Brewer made his point simply: “I want to make the Bible exciting for you!” A classic Jesus Movement attitude.  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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Elizabeth Geitz ’93 Opens Good Shepherd Academy

Elizabeth Geitz ’93 Opens Good Shepherd Academy

The Rev. Canon Elizabeth Geitz, Class of 1993, is delighted to announce the opening of Good Shepherd Academy in Bafut, Cameroon, West Africa, on September 12, 2016.

As many in the community are aware, Geitz has been at work for several years to create an education program facilitating the dreams of students in Cameroon, West Africa. Following her retirement from the Diocese of New Jersey, she co-founded Good Shepherd Sustainable Learning Foundation (SLF) and created a grassroots cross-cultural partnership based on faith, mutuality, and transparency with Good Shepherd Academy Association in Cameroon chaired by the Anglican nun, Sr.  Read more...

Regional Gatherings Continue Throughout 2016-2017

Regional Gatherings Continue Throughout 2016-2017

The General Theological Seminary is continuing its series of gatherings for Alumni and Friends*, General Theological Seminary: Past, Present, and Future, throughout the 2016-2017 school year.

Please join us for this opportunity to engage in conversation about our past and plans for building our future with integrated curriculum and formation, especially The Wisdom Year. The events feature the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle, Class of 2004, 13th Dean and President, and the Rt.  Read more...

Regional Gathering Coming to Southwest Florida

Regional Gathering Coming to Southwest Florida

Following engaging and productive events in Philadelphia, New York, Princeton, Baltimore, Massachusetts, and Maine, The General Theological Seminary will continue its series of gatherings for Alumni and Friends*, General Theological Seminary: Past, Present, and Future, with an upcoming event in Southwest Florida on Monday, September 19, 2016, 12 noon – 2 p.m. More dates and locations will be announced throughout the 2016-2017 school year.

As General Seminary launches implementation of The Way of Wisdom, we hope you can join us for this opportunity to engage in conversation about the events of the past and plans to build our future with integrated curriculum and formation, especially our Wisdom Year.  Read more...

The Leadership of Jesus  – The 2016 Paddock Lectures on November 2-3

The Leadership of Jesus – The 2016 Paddock Lectures on November 2-3


The Paddock Lectures 2016

“The Leadership of Jesus”

The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

at

The General Theological Seminary
440 W 21st Street
New York, NY 10011


 

The General Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright will deliver the prestigious Paddock Lectures November 2-3.  Read more...

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...

The Proof of the Pudding

The Proof of the Pudding

The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle
Dean and President

One of the delightful things about growing up is learning how humorous verbal misunderstandings had been in my youth. My mother kept a small notebook labeled “Malaprops.” It was never malicious; just humorous. For example, her best friend used to say she was wearing a “little casualty dress.” So, as I grew up, I listened for my own collection of malapropisms.  Read more...

Santosh Marray ’09, D.D. ’16 Elected Bishop of Easton

Santosh Marray ’09, D.D. ’16 Elected Bishop of Easton

The Rt. Rev. Santosh K. Marray, who received his S.T.M. from The General Theological Seminary in 2009, as well as a D.D. honoris causa at our most recent Commencement, has been elected as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Easton. The convention was held at Trinity Cathedral, Easton, Maryland on June 11, 2016.

Marray is currently an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Alabama and was Bishop of Seychelles, Province of the Indian Ocean, from 2005-2008.  Read more...

General Seminary Regional Conversations Coming to Maine and Massachusetts

General Seminary Regional Conversations Coming to Maine and Massachusetts

Following engaging and productive gatherings in Philadelphia, New York, Princeton, and Baltimore, The General Theological Seminary is continuing a series of interactive discussions for Alumni and Friends, Conversations about General Theological Seminary: Past, Present, and Future, with upcoming events in Massachusetts and Maine. More dates and locations will be announced throughout the 2016-2017 school year.

As General Seminary launches implementation of The Way of Wisdom, we hope you can join us for this opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation.  Read more...

Call for Nominations: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

Call for Nominations: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

The Alumni Executive Committee of The General Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. This annual award is for Seminary degree-holders worthy of special recognition. The award presentation will take place during the 2017 Alumni Gathering. The date for the event will be announced.

Recipients of the award are graduates of the Seminary in either priestly or lay orders.  Read more...