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Escaping the Ivory Tower: Practical Theological Scholarship

The motto of the Graduate Theological Union is “where religion meets the world,” but what does it mean? It’s easy to draw a line between what is “sacred” and “secular” (often whatever is not “sacred”), but that’s not quite it either since religion is part of the world we know and the world interacts with religion. Rather, our motto emphasizes where faith traditions purposefully encounter people and events, sometimes in unique ways — describing this encounter as crossroads, bridges, and dialogue.

Passion and Courage: Loving Your Faith, Learning Another's

Kristin Johnston Largen, Ph.D. ‘02
2012 Alumna of the Year

Steven T. Georgiou lectures at Inaugural Robert Lax Week

Steven T. Georgiou (M.A. '98, Ph.D. '04) delivered the core lectures at St. Bonaventure University's inaugural Robert Lax Week, held March 4-8. Georgiou served as the "Lax Lecture Scholar" for the event due to his expertise on the hermit-sage of Patmos.

Diocese pulls the plug on speech by Michael Crosby, O.F.M.Cap. (Ph.D. '89)

Rev. Michael Crosby, O.F.M.Cap. (Ph.D. '89)Rev. Michael Crosby, O.F.M.Cap. (Ph.D. '89) was scheduled to address Catholic educators at Canadian Forum on Theology and Education in Toronto, but the archdiocese rescinded their approval of Crosby.

Exploring Mormon Studies at the GTU and in the Academy

At an upcoming symposium, Sunstone West, sponsored by the Mormon publication Sunstone Magazine, the first plenary session will be dedicated to the topic of Mormon Studies at the GTU and the Academy. Included among the plenary speakers are GTU Dean and Professor of Christian Sprituality Arthur Holder, doctoral student Michael Reed, and alumna Sheila Taylor (Ph.D. '11) with Adjunct Professor Robert Rees moderating. Rees and Taylor are featured speakers throughout the symposium.

Debra Mumford on Preparing for the Classroom (and Everything Else)

Debra Mumford (Ph.D. '05) lauds her experience at the GTU for preparing her extensively for the classroom, but then discovered everything else that comes with being a professor.

David Henson on SNL's "DJesus Uncrossed" and the Violent Use of Jesus in America

DJesus Uncrossed, Saturday Night LiveDavid R. Henson (M.A. '09) responds to the controversial "DJesus Uncrossed" sketch on Saturday Night Live on February 16, taking aim at the way Jesus has been used for violence.

Being Good Without (Much) God: Ethical Practices of the Religiously Unaffiliated

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 12:00pm

Elizabeth Drescher (GTU Ph.D. '09), Santa Clara University

UC Berkeley Religion, Politics and Globalization Program Spring 2013 Lecture Series

223 Moses, UC Berkeley

The Gospel of Art

by Pierre R. Berastain, Student, Harvard Divinity School; Co-Chair, Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Domestic Violence Coalition; Director of Media Relations, Hispanic Black Gay Coalition

Original post: "The Gospel of Art," HuffingtonPost, December 27, 2012

Nelson (Ph.D ‘06) named Director of Pastoral Program at Wabash College

Derek NelsonWabash College President Patrick White has announced the appointment of Derek Nelson as the new director of the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program. Nelson, who is a member of the Wabash College Religion Department, succeeds the founding director and his appointment is effective January 1.

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