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.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 7:23pm
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.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:57pm
Church 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.
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.