Seminaries

Partnership lifts seminarians’ experience to new heights at Montreat music conference

As the year draws to a close, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Financial Aid for Service are reflecting on a flourishing partnership that resulted in a half dozen seminarians being sent to the annual Worship and Music Conference in Montreat, North Carolina earlier this year.

Presbyterian scholar selected to lead Eden Theological Seminary

The Board of Trustees of Eden Theological Seminary announced last week the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Deborah Krause as president. Krause, an ordained clergywoman in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is the first female president in the seminary’s history.

Conference teaches seminarians the importance of self-care

In a session titled Caring for your Soul, the Rev. Gloria Mencer, interim associate pastor for pastoral care and outreach at New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville, Tennessee, reminded participants during last month’s Seminarians of Color Conference that it is important that as pastors they learn to care for their own souls.

Training leaders of color for 40 years

Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries kicked off the 40th anniversary of the Seminarians of Color Conference Thursday at the Children’s Defense Fund’s Haley Farm.

Holding onto hope through worship

During the closing plenary of Just Worship, the director of the event, the Rev. Dr. Kimberly Bracken Long, confessed that “in the face of so much injustice and suffering, it was hard to keep despair at bay and not be ruled by rage.”

James’ epistle and Eric Garner’s death

During the second day of the Just Worship conference at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, those gathered for the worship service were asked a poignant question by the Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer:  “Can you breathe?”