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“You may not know it,” the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty of the Presbyterian Foundation told “Leading Theologically” viewers during his Friday interview with the Rev. Dr. Victor Aloyo, the 11th president of Columbia Theological Seminary, “but you’re just received a mini seminar on what it means to be a seminary president.”
In a nifty bit of role reversal, the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty of the Presbyterian Foundation, who has hosted 75 editions of the “Leading Theologically” broadcast, sat for an interview Thursday with the Rev. Teri Ott, editor and publisher of The Presbyterian Outlook. Listen to their half-hour conversation here or here.
On Saturday the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to confirm the Rev. Dr. Tom Taylor’s re-election as President and CEO of the Presbyterian Foundation.
The Rev. Dr. Gayraud S. Wilmore and the Rev. Dr. Frank Yamada will receive Excellence in Theological Education awards at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s 225th General Assembly this summer.
The numbers put up by The Pittsburgh Promise over the last 13 years are astounding: to date, the organization has funded higher education for 10,635 students, helping them attend 142 institutions by raising more than $160 million in scholarships. Students are awarded $5,000 in scholarships annually for their four years of post-secondary education, with a series of support systems in place to make sure they’re grounded even as they study toward securing a credential.
The Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis sums up why theological education matters in a video we released in 2020.
The journey that led the Rev. Dr. Rose Niles to become the Presbyterian Foundation’s newest Ministry Relations Officer began when she was asked to become a ruling elder at the age of 14.
The bequests of two sisters recently contributed a total of more than $500,000 to the Theological Schools Endowment Fund. But that’s only part of the story.
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.
At the end of every Facebook Live event aired most Wednesdays by the Presbyterian Foundation’s Theological Education Fund, the host, the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty, asks his guest to deliver a benediction or a charge.