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Janet Ruffing’s Very Full and Satisfying Career

“…it’s important for me to give back…”

Janet Ruffing

 Ruffing (center) in Thailand, where she helped initiate a
spiritual direction program

(photo altered with Photoshop filter)

Getting to the Bottom of Politics and Religion

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Joel Schalit
 

“I felt the politics of religion
(in Israel) were out of our
control. I wanted to get to the
bottom of it.”

Who Should Organize the Economy?

“What would it be like if the purpose of the economy were to make provisions instead of to accumulate property?”

Teaching “Lower Ed”: Junior High, High School, and Community College

lower ed

Ask a GTU student what they hope to do when they graduate. Or ask some alums how they’re spending their days. If your guess is that their work, or their dream, is teaching in higher education, you may be surprised. Some have found their true calling — and true success — in helping to shape young minds in junior high through community college.

News

Eileen Chamberlain DonahoeEileen Chamberlain Donahoe nominated as ambassador to UN Human Rights Council

Freedom to Be Outrageous

An Interview with Heup Young Kim, 2009 Alum of the Year
I’m trying to construct a theology of the Tao or “Theo-Tao”. The current dualistic way of thinking of the West consists of theo-logos or theology, which is primarily doctrinal, and its counterpart theo-praxis, or action. I try and bring in the Tao, the embodiment of the cosmic way in our historical existence. If you know Tao, you cannot divide knowing and acting. Theo-Tao provides a new paradigm for this millennium characterized by dialogue.

Social Media and the Seminary

social media

“Social media is changing our culture in profound and dynamic ways.”

— ELIZABETH DRESCHER, Ph.D. ’08
assistant
professor of Christian Spiritualities
and director of the Center for
Anglican Learning & Leadership
at the Church Divinity School of the
Pacific (CDSP)

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