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Dr. Jim Smylie, a beloved professor at Union Presbyterian Seminary, died peacefully Jan. 5, 2019, at the age of 93, a seminary release stated.
It sounded like a good idea, at the time.
Raj Nadella, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Director of the Master of Arts (Theological Studies) Program at Columbia Theological Seminary, was presenting at a May 2017 conference in Bangkok, and immigration was a huge topic.
That got him thinking: “There had been conversations on the topic of immigration at the time, but a lot of them have been taking place in a piecemeal fashion,” Nadella says.
“There hasn’t been a real comprehensive, multidisciplinary conference that explores the issue of immigration not only from a theological perspective, but from a legal and historical perspective.”
Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., has announced that author, scholar and renowned preacher Dr. Frank A. Thomas, the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, will be the 2019 Smyth lecturer.
In her 15th year of teaching Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Va., Karen-Marie Yust had never received an invitation to be part of a conversation like this.
She, along with faculty and staff representing seven of the 10 PC(USA) seminaries, gathered around a table last week to offer input on Christian formation — that is shifting its focus from age and stages ministry to intergenerational faith formation.
White Protestantism has dominated U.S. politics and culture for much of the nation’s history, but demographic change and an exodus from churches by the young are bringing the era to a close.
That prediction comes from Robert P. Jones, founder and chief executive officer of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), who has won the 2019 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his book, “The End of White Christian America.” Simon & Schuster published the work in 2016.
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary has received a $936,102 grant to support its Clergy Coaching in Community and Context initiative, which will launch in 2019.
Work on the Princeton Seminary and Slavery report began in the spring of 2016.
Having participated in Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Miller Summer Youth Institute in 2012, Hunter Steinitz started her master’s studies at the seminary this fall.
Researching her book on college hookup culture required Dr. Jennifer Beste to do what all good professors do — listen to their students.
Women’s equality issues specific to the church are at the heart of a Nov. 9 panel discussion from 2:30 p.m. through 4 p.m. PST at Scott Hall on the campus of San Francisco Theological Seminary, 105 Seminary Road in San Anselmo, Calif.