Theological Education

Needed: Courageous leadership

Speaking last week during a Facebook Live event on the topic “Courageous Leadership Matters,” the Rev. Stephen Lewis, president of the Forum for Theological Exploration, told host the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty that in many ways, “our future is rooted in the labors of those who came before us.”

Conference for Seminarians of Color helps participants connect with resources

The Conference for Seminarians Color was the first Presbyterian Young Women’s Leadership Development event Ekama Eni ever attended. Turns out the conference held each year at the Children Defense Fund’s Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee was just the experience she’d been looking for.

Both midwife and hospice chaplain

As a member of Generation X and the person who runs an organization helping seminaries provide great theological education, the Rev. Dr. Frank Yamada said he sees himself as someone who’s present during both the first and last breaths of ministry — as both midwife and hospice chaplain.

Gelling too soon

In Gail Godwin’s book “The Finishing School,” which features an older woman and a 14-year-old girl, the woman tells the girl she can tell by looking whether a person has congealed. That person will have no more surprises, the woman tells her young friend, and to avoid the trap she must constantly be on guard against gelling too soon. It’s a valued vignette in one of the Rev. Dr. Lib Caldwell’s favorite books.

New ‘Everyday God-Talk’ episode drops Wednesday

In the latest edition of “Everyday God-Talk,” So Jung Kim, associate for Theology in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s  Office of Theology & Worship, interviews Dr. Reggie Williams. 

No justice, no breath

“Can you breathe?” asked Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer of worshipers at the Just Worship conference at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. 

Seeking a pastoral call during a pandemic

When Teresa Larson first learned that her graduation from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary would be virtual, she did what she was trained to do.