Tag Archives: News Quarterly

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 that 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 they 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

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. 

Lee Crawford ’93 First Woman Candidate for Bishop in Central America

The Rev. Canon Lee Alison Crawford (Class of 1993) stood for election as Bishop Diocesan of the Episcopal Anglican Church of El Salvador. While she came in second at the August 23 election in San Salvador, her candidacy was significant, as she was the first woman candidate for the episcopacy in the Province of the Anglican Church of the Region of Central America (the dioceses of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama).  Read more...

General Seminary Welcomes Incoming Class

Incoming Class 2014 of The General Theological Seminary

The last week in August brings fresh faces to the campus of The General Theological Seminary. This year, General welcomes a bumper crop of new students to its various degree and certificate programs.

On the afternoon of Sunday, August 24, General Seminary kicked off its new student orientation week with the Dean’s Welcome Reception to introduce new students to the faculty and current students.  Read more...

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 responsibilities 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

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

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...

The Wisdom of “Both” and “And”

The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle
Dean and President

The first time I ever considered that very Anglican phrase, “both/and,” I was seated in Sherred 1A, right here at General. It was how a now-retired GTS professor spoke about that seemingly simple concept to unravel decades-old quandaries.  At first, it seemed so foreign, until I remembered we were being taught to think theologically, not as the world had formed us.  Read more...

Adding It All Up

An Integrated Curriculum is the Core of The Way of Wisdom

The Rev. Dr. Clair McPherson
Professor of Ascetical Theology

“I enjoyed my various courses at General, but I could never see how they added up.”

That may well be the most common negative comment GTS graduates tend to make. Even the very best students have said that, while they found courses interesting and seminary life rewarding, the curriculum simply did not seem to cohere, except sporadically and unintentionally.  Read more...

Meeting Parish Needs

The Rev. J. Donald Waring ’89
Rector, Grace Church, New York

One of the sad realities of the current economic climate is the diminishing number of Episcopal churches that can afford a curate – the traditional title of a new priest whose first call is to work in a parish under the supervision of a seasoned rector.  It is not that the opportunities for ministry have dried up, but the resources to fund these positions have.  Read more...

Preparing for Real-World Ministry

The Rev. Scott White ’96
President, Alumni Executive Committee

When I graduated from General Seminary in 1996 I felt fully prepared for the ministry that lay before me. I could not have asked for better preparation to lead the worship life of the congregation I had been called to, or more properly prepared to study the Scriptures in a way that led to preaching with intellectual integrity and spiritual conviction.  Read more...

Student Perspectives on Curriculum Integration

by Mark S. Anderson ’16 and Anne Urinoski ’16

Having just moved to New York City, neither of us was sure of what to expect from our new lives at General Theological Seminary. Moreover, we had not seen the intricacies of how our courses would fit together.

However, immediately after Orientation, we began a course entitled “Introduction to Theological Education.” The faculty designed this class to demonstrate how the various theological disciplines cohesively fit together.  Read more...

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

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...

Professor David Hurd Receives Honorary Doctorate from Sewanee School of Theology

On May 9, 2014, The School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of the South, bestowed an Honorary Doctorate upon Dr. David J. Hurd, Professor of Church Music, Organist, and Director of Chapel Music at The General Theological Seminary.

As the bells rang out, students, faculty, and honorary degree recipients processed into Sewanee’s All Saint’s Chapel to hymns that included selections from Hurd’s work. The Rt.  Read more...

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...

General Seminary Holds 192nd Commencement [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

The General Theological Seminary
Class of 2014

The General Theological Seminary held its 192nd Commencement on May 14, 2014. Thirty-five women and men received degrees, diplomas, and certificates conferred by the Seminary’s Dean and President, the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle. The Seminary’s honorary doctorate was conferred on the Rt. Rev. Douglas Hahn ’96, the Rt. Rev. Chip Stokes ’90, and the Rev. Canon C. K.  Read more...