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How A Failed Attempt At Divinity School Inspired 'The Fault In Our Stars'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.21.2015 | Religion

The author of the wildly popular novel The Fault In Our Stars came incredibly close to having a different profession altogether. In a HuffPost Live...

Less Fear, More Courage

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbie Vorhaus

It takes courage after 25 years of procrastination to begin writing your first children's book. It takes courage after 10 years of building a food company, and with sales down and funding drying up, to walk away because you recognize it's just not going to work.

An Open Letter to Presidents and Deans of Theological Schools in the United States

Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2015 | Religion
Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D.

We invite our colleagues -- presidents, deans and leaders of all divinity and theological schools -- to arise from the embers of silence and speak up and speak out as the prophet of old, "let justice run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream" (Amos 5:24).

Feel Pain. Love Deeply.

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 08.09.2014 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

I can abide an abbreviated rendering of a book. I understand that there are just two hours that a moviegoer is willing to contribute to the cause of art. But there were some disappointments in The Fault in Our Stars.

Eleven Myths About Going to Seminary

Wayne Meisel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Law school? Don't like to read that much. Business school? Not very good with numbers. I kept coming back to the idea of seminary. I knew that I needed to find a way to sustain my commitment to the service and justice work I had done all of my life.

Seminaries that Change the World: A Growing List of Transitioning Institutions for Transformational Times

Wayne Meisel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Question: Where do you go to graduate school if you want to change the world? Answer: Yale Law School, Harvard School of Education, Stanford School of Business, the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU, Wesley Seminary or Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Students Cross Country To Share What's Possible Through Seminary Education

Wayne Meisel | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Increasingly, seminaries and divinity schools are connecting the dots between faith and service, and encouraging students to grow as faith leaders who will take on important issues in local and global communities after they graduate. This summer, a group of students are sharing the exciting news.

Building A Seminary Student Movement: A Missing Voice In The Cause For Change

Wayne Meisel | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

We need a seminary student movement that leads the church and the nation into deep engagement that combines service, advocacy and social justice. We seek to create a culture of service whereby everyone is challenged every day to engage in the world.

Baby Boomers: Turning To Serve God

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.14.2012 | Fifty

Annie Wells will be 58 when she graduates in May from the Claremont School of Theology. She hopes to land a paid internship and ultimately a job as a ...