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Theological Education

The Execution of a Graduate: Struggles From Candler School of Theology

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 03.03.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The Candler School of Theology taught me that I was learning in order to give life to others. Today, I am struggling with the value of such education when the state is preparing to kill one of the graduates. How could this happen? Where were we? Maybe we were in prison when she was there.

How to Get Away With Murder: The State of Capital Punishment

Trey Lyon | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion
Trey Lyon

Every tweet, interview, Facebook post and letter speaks to Kelly's willingness to not only pursue peace but to minister to other inmates, sharing hope and light from a place of internal resilience.

Tattoos and Theological Education: In Common Cause to Change the World

Wayne Meisel | Posted 02.24.2015 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Traditionally, someone thinking about seminary would go talk to his or her college chaplain or his or her local pastor. But what happens when you're out of school and you don't go to church and you have no access to anyone who might help you discern what to do in your life? Not much.

British Priesthood Uptick

Martin Marty | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

This post originally appeared in Sightings, an online publication of the Martin Marty Center of the University of Chicago Divinity School. Do you kno...

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.

Changing Theological Education: Reforming From The Bottom Up

Wayne Meisel | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

I have spent the past several years visiting seminaries and divinity schools around the country in an effort to better understand them and find ways to strengthen them. What I have discovered is a contrast of great challenges and powerful hope.

The Importance Of A Theological Education

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Pierre R. Berastaín

We harbor our own evil-doers in the United States: those who picket little girls' funerals, those who incite anger by promoting Qur'an-burning events, and those who use hatred and bigotry rather than love and reason.

Finding The Spiritual Paths Of Rhythm In New Orleans

Michael W. Waters | Posted 09.17.2011 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

What better place to engage in theological reflection than along well-worn paths trod by previous generations of travelers who undoubtedly did the same?