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The Changing Landscape of Theological Education

How Seminaries Are Adapting to New Realities

The handwriting is on the wall. As Americans distance themselves from the label of Christian, preferring “spiritual” or no affiliation, attendance continues to slip across mainline denominations. Schools for ministerial formation are struggling with lower enrollments and less denominational financial support. The composition of the Christian Church is changing and the seminaries must change with it.

Joint Faculty Appointments at CDSP and PLTS

Beginning July 1, Steed V. Davidson and Bradley B. Burroughs will hold joint appointments on the faculties of Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS); both are founding members of the GTU. Davidson already serves as a professor at PLTS, while Burroughs is new to both seminaries.

The Church and the Moral and Spiritual Future of America

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 2:00pm

Sr. Simone CampbellChurch Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) will present "The Church and the Moral and Spiritual Future of America," a public panel discussion with its three 2013 honorary degree recipients: Sr. Simone Campbell (pictured), Bishop Mark Hollingsworth and Bonnie Anderson. CDSP President Mark Richardson will moderate the panel.

The event is free and open to the public.

A Discussion and Celebration of Youth Ministry

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 2:00pm

Research suggests that a majority of Christian youth doubt their faith, but few ever talk about it. They are often left on their own struggling with religious doubt.

Youth ministers, clergy, seminarians and laity are invited to the first Youth Ministry Celebration Day, sponsored by CDSP and the Diocese of California. Well known  speaker, Andrew Zirschky, will present his research and offer suggestions for using doubt to engage youth, followed by a panel discussion of local youth ministry leaders.

That was Then, This is Now: A Moral and Spiritual Agenda for the Episcopal Church

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 7:30pm

The Church Divinity School of the Pacific invites your to "That was then, this is now: A Moral and Spiritual Agenda for the Episcopal Church" a Community Night Forum in the Tucson Common Room.

The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson will speak on changes in the moral and spiritual agenda of The Episcopal Church.

The Gospels and Liturgical Reform

Thursday, November 8, 2012 (All day)

The Rev. Dr. Gordon W. Lathrop

Formal response: The Rev. Dr. L. William Countryman, CDSP Sherman E. Johnson Professor Emeritus in Biblical Studies

Louis Weil

Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics Emeritus

At GTU since 1988

STD, Institut Catholique de Paris
STB, The General Theological Seminary
AM, Harvard University
BMus, Southern Methodist University
 

Susanna J. Singer

Susan J. SingerChurch Divinity School of the Pacific
Associate Professor of Ministry Development and Director, Doctor of Ministry Programs

At GTU since 2005

W. Mark Richardson

Church Divinity School of the PacificMark Richardson Pic
President and Dean

 
At GTU since 2010

PhD, Graduate Theological Union, 1991
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, University of Oregon

Phone: 510/204-0733
Email: mrichardson@cdsp.edu

Ruth Meyers

Church Divinity School of the PacificMeyers
Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics

Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2009

PhD, University of Notre Dame, 1992
MA, University of Notre Dame, 1989
MDiv, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, 1985

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