Tag: seminary


    Some seminary graduates are finding it increasingly difficult to secure paid, full-time jobs as pastors. Many turn to other ways to serve or to make ends meet while they look for work. “These students genuinely feel that existentially they have been challenged by God to serve people.” says Greg Sterling, dean of Yale Divinity School. “How are they going to do that if they can’t be supported” by a financially viable congregation? More

    May 29, 2015 | Comments

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    Most millennials, says Rev. Wayne Meisel, “do not believe the church cares about them or the causes they care about. There’s this bubbling fervor and energy and possibility that we just have to figure out how to both tap and how to support, and then get out of the way.” More

    May 14, 2015 | Comments

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    “If our earth is not the only inhabitable world, what does that imply?” asks Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “That’s an exciting question and the kind of thing I hope will be discussed with joy in these institutions.” More

    January 30, 2015 | Comments

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    “We are confident that someday this school will reopen, and we have to prepare ourselves for that day,” says Metropolitan Elpidophoros, the abbot of Halki. He has reestablished a monastery at the site of the distinguished Eastern Orthodox seminary closed by the Turkish government for 43 years. More

    January 23, 2015 | Comments

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    “Just plant the seeds in hope and faith, and you see early fruits that are terribly encouraging.” More

    June 29, 2012 | Comments

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    “There is a whole historical world of women who have risen as leaders in religious communities because they were called to do it, not because someone said they could,” according to the first woman president of Union Theological Seminary. More

    May 25, 2012 | Comments

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    “What’s amazing to me,” says Rev. Lillian Daniel, “is the way people are still willing to sit and be quiet and thoughtful and sing together in a space that is transcendent and old and has meaning…and just listen to the human voice.” More

    April 13, 2012 | Comments

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    The Claremont School of Theology, the Islamic Center of Southern California, and the Academy for Jewish Religion California are partners in a new effort to educate leaders for churches, synagogues, and mosques in shared classes. More

    October 21, 2011 | Comments

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    “Most of our faith traditions believe God gave us the gift of sexuality, so it has deep theological meaning for us. I don’t think we can say sexuality isn’t a religious issue. It deeply is a religious issue.” More

    March 5, 2010 | Comments

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    The notoriously tough maximum security Sing Sing Prison in New York State is a forbidding place, not where you would expect to find a program offering an accredited master’s degree in professional studies in religion. The course is sponsored by the New York Theological Seminary, and it’s been at Sing Sing for a quarter of a century. More

    January 8, 2009 | Comments

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