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...
Diving into the Deep End
The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle
Dean and President
The General Theological Seminary
For over a year now, I have done a lot of listening. Of all the constituencies, the one I have paid closest attention to is our customers. Yes, we have customers.
I hear from our customers – bishops, dioceses, our students, and significantly, our students’ future employers – that the greatest need they have in the 21st century Church is to have men and women graduate from seminary ready to “hit the ground running.” Frankly, I heard it so often that it’s almost like there is a conspiracy! Read more...