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The global COVID-19 pandemic forced many institutions to rethink how they communicate and collaborate given various lockdowns and requirements for social distancing to mitigate its spread. Education was especially affected as models of in-person instruction shifted in a matter of weeks to an exclusively virtual and online pedagogy.
Womanist, religious educator and play facilitator Dr. Lakisha R. Lockhart has been appointed Assistant Professor of Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary, beginning July 1.
The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC) on Thursday announced the Rev. Dr. Bridgett A. Green as the new Vice President of Publishing for PPC and Editorial Director of Westminster John Knox Press.
During a Festival of Homiletics lecture delivered last week, the Rev. Dr. Jana Childers said there’s “no dearth of issues on how the future of preaching will be shaped.” Subjects will include racial strife, gun violence, climate change, access to health care, the crisis at the Southern border, hunger and food insecurity, mental health trends, questions about the existence of God, suffering — and, of course, right and wrong.
“As great as it would be to have precise blueprints for preaching and the future church, I’m kind of glad we don’t,” Dr. Anna Carter Florence told more than 1,300 people listening to her preach last week during the Festival of Homiletics. “Especially after a passage like this.”
The Rev. Susan Pierson Blanchard has accepted a call to lead a new initiative for Cooperative Baptists beginning this fall at Union Presbyterian Seminary’s Richmond campus.
Old Testament scholar Dr. Walter Brueggemann drew parallels between the book of Jeremiah and today’s world during a podcast that was incorporated into the 2021 Festival of Homiletics on Thursday.
One night when the Rev. Dr. Craig Barnes was a boy, his father woke him up and introduced him to his new brother, Roger.
Three weeks ago, the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins’ 17-year-old daughter announced to her father she wouldn’t be attending seminary.
“Every time I ask you a question,” she told her father the seminary graduate, “you don’t have the answer.”
The Rev. Dr. David Latimore has been appointed the first full-time director of Princeton Theological Seminary’s Betsey Stockton Center for Black Church Studies, effective June 1.