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News and Media

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary utilzes a variety of outlets to tell our story.  From Aware Magazine, news releases, monthly emails, and a variety of social networking sites and blogs there are many ways to stay connected. We also offer a faculty experts list, organized by subject matter, to help media outlets, researchers, and others connect with scholars who can share information on the topics they study.

Have questions or need further information? Contact Shane Nichols, Director of Communications, at 847.866.3866 or shane.nichols@garrett.edu.

Cutting Edges

Cutting Edges is an ongoing series published in AWARE, Garrett-Evangelical's quarterly magazine. In Cutting Edges, Garrett-Evangelical faculty share their latest research and expertise in their field of study. From issues of the undocumented worker in the United States to current trends and models in worship, each of these articles touch on current issues facing the Church and our world. To read the articles in their entirety and comment, click the "Read More" links below.

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Dr. Jack Seymour
Professor of Religious Education

Education for Redemptive Community
Published July 2014

The young Muslim scholar who had just completed his Ph.D. quietly rose and spoke to those of us—Christians, Muslims, and Jews—who had participated with him in an international conference at Cambridge University on Commitment, Character, and Citizenship: Religious Education in Liberal Democracy: “I thank you for including me. Here I have been able to share my passion both for my faith and the world we share. I have been free to talk about the communities I love and their needs.” Many of us nodded in assent. Together we were freed to share our differing religious traditions and build shared commitments. Truths were claimed, risked, and challenged in order to learn how to teach for both faith commitment and civic participation.

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Dr. Fred Schmidt
Rueben P. Job Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation

The Dave Test
Published May 2014

“It’s hard,” he went on to say, “when you’ve been told that you have a brain tumor to hear people tell you that ‘God has a plan,’ that ‘the best is yet to come,’ or that God is giving you ‘a blessing in disguise.’ When you say that to someone who has a tumor that claims the lives of all but three percent of those who have them within a year, the words are worse than useless.”

My brother’s language was pretty raw, but it is also fairly typical of people who find themselves at life’s ragged edges. In turn, those ragged places present some of the tougher and perennial challenges to Christian communities. Helping seminarians to nurture communities of faith that can walk with people in those places has long been a centerpiece of theological education, particularly in classes and internships devoted to the subject of pastoral care.

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Dr. Charles Cosgrove
Professor of Early Christian Literature

Woman of Pompeii
Published February 2014

Eliza Garrett, patron founder of Garrett Biblical Institute, lived and died before archeological excavations brought to light a certain nameless, but not faceless, woman of ancient Pompeii. Garrett would have found something to like about this baker’s wife, whose image, nearly two millennia old now, was preserved as a wall painting in a house she shared with her husband, Terentius Neo. The portrait is now at the Museum of Naples, but this year it made a journey, with many other Pompeiian artifacts, to the British Museum in London, where I viewed it in July.

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Dr. Anna Johnson
Assistant Professor of Reformation History

Crisis, Change, and Renewal in Historical Perspective
Published October 2013

Everything is changing for churches. They are losing their members, their vigor, and their respected place in the fabric of society. The laity’s formation in the faith is often superficial. Societal and economic conditions make effective ministry challenging. Old models do not seem sustainable, and the future seems unstable at best.

You might assume I am describing the situation of mainline Protestant churches in the United States, and the description certainly fits. But I wrote that description with a very different context in mind: sixteenth-century Germany. In that place and at that time, the church was facing its own challenges.

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Dr. Timothy Eberhart
Visiting Professor of Moral and Public Theology and Director of Course of Study

Remember You are Dust, and to Dust You Shall Return
Published February 2013

With sobering words and ashen smudges on our foreheads, Christians worldwide were ushered this month into the Lenten season.  In an age marked by increasingly dire signs that the earth itself is suffering from multiple afflictions, even unto death, we are challenged this Lent to consider the meaning of Jesus’ passion and resurrection for a stricken planet.   

Remember that to dust you shall return.  The wages of human sin is death (Rom. 6:23), as Paul declares, and not only our own degeneration, but the unnatural decay of the whole groaning creation (8:21-22).  Today, this unwelcome message comes to us from the scientific community, as we hear reports almost daily that the earth and every form of life it sustains is in grave peril and that the great ecological crises of our time are “anthropogenic” (i.e. caused by human activity)...

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Dr. Pam Holliman
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Psychotherapy

Listening Empathically
Published January 2012

Several years ago at a meeting with a Board of Ordained Ministry, a small group was interviewing a candidate for ordination who had recently graduated from seminary. One member asked the young man what he had learned in his field education experience that most surprised him. He answered, “I learned that ministry is primarily about relationships.” In a similar vein I have heard graduates return to Garrett-Evangelical and indicate they wished they had taken more pastoral care or Christian education courses. They appreciate the depth of the work they did in theology, Bible, and Church history as it grounds and enlivens their day to day ministry. At the same time many graduates have come to a greater appreciation of relationships with people as the heart of ministry...

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Dr. Stephen Ray
Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Professor of Systematic Theology

Be Ye Not Conformed
Published October 2011

These are difficult and troubling times in which we live. The lines between faith and public life are bending in ways that help neither. Perhaps it is time to remind ourselves, as each generation must, of both our calling and our vocation in the world. I find that Jeremiah and Paul help me to think through what vocation means in the world...

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Dr. Barry Bryant
Associate Professor of United Methodist and Wesleyan Studies

A Theology of Empty Shirts or Justice?
Published July 2011

Where were you at 6:00 p.m. on May 21, 2011? What were you thinking? That was the hour that Harold Camping, a radio preacher in California, predicted the rapture as a prelude to the return of Jesus, the battle of Armageddon, and the end of the world. While it provided many with a bonanza of easy material used in derision of Christianity, other Christians tried to distance themselves from an absurd theological caricature of what we regularly affirm through the Apostles’ Creed, “...and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.” Harold Camping reminds us that without serious and constant theological reflection we can lose sight of creedal significance, relevance, and meaning...

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Dr. E. Byron Anderson
Ernest and Bernice Styberg Professor of Worship and Director, Nellie B. Ebersole Program in Music Ministry

Worship - Mirrors and Models
Published April 2011

Contemporary discussions of the function of worship in the life of the church tend to focus on the ways in which worship serves as a means to reach out to the unchurched, as a tool for evangelism, as the central practice for church growth, and as a set of products shaped by consumer desires. (The recent Call to Action report in The United Methodist Church provides only one recent example of these tendencies.) But what if we began to think about worship from a different perspective? What if we began to think of worship as a kind of mirror and model for the Christian community? ...

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Dr. Nancy Bedford
Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology

Theology of the Undocumented Worker
Published January 2011

Each fall my family and I put the community garden plot we tend in Evanston to rest for the winter under its coverlet of straw; each spring we look forward to planting season and to the wonderful vegetables of the Midwestern summer. Our adventures in gardening are pleasurable, yet ultimately optional, as our food supply does not depend on their success. It is different for the migrant farm workers in the United States who care for the many crops, especially fruits and vegetables, that continue to be human-labor intensive. Such workers live precariously, anonymously, often exposed to toxic chemicals, moving from place to place. Without their backbreaking work, our food supply would be decimated...

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Experts Listing

 

AIDS/HIV  
Interfaith Studies
Art, Religion, and Spirituality   Israel/Palastinian Relations
Asian Theology and Issues   John Wesley
Biblical Interpretation - Hebrew Bible/Old Testament   LGBTQ and Gender Issues
Biblical Interpretation - New Testament   Liturgy
Black Church Studies   Marriage
Bio-Ethics   Methodist Studies
Christian Education   Mission
Christian Ethics   Music
Christian Theology   Pastoral Care and Counseling
Church Leadership   Pastoral Psychotherapy
Church and State   Preaching
Ecology/Sustainability   Sexual Ethics
Ecumenism   Sociology of Religion
Evangelism/Evangelicals   Spirituality
Feminism/Feminist Theology   Trinity
Films and Christianity   United Methodist Church
Global Christianity   United Methodist Deacon Studies
Hispanic/Latino/a Latin-American Theology and Issues   Wesleyan Studies
Historical Jesus   Womanist Theology
History of Christianity and the Church   Worship
Homiletics   Youth Ministry
Immigration - Hispanic    

 

 


 AIDS/HIV (To Top)

Anderson, Cheryl
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 Art, Religion, and Spirituality (To Top)

Duck, Ruth
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Judy, Dwight
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847.866.3935

Kincannon, Karla
karla.kincannon@garrett.edu
 


 Asian Theology and Issues (To Top)
Joh, Anne
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Pieterse, Hendrik
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Yeo, K.K.
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 Biblical Interpretation – Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (To Top)

Anderson, Cheryl
cheryl.anderson@garrett.edu

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Duncan, Julie
julie.duncan@garrett.edu

847.866.3934

Lester, G. Brooke
brooke.lester@garrett.edu

847.866.3949

Jack Lundbom
jack.lundbom@garrett.edu


 Biblical Interpretation – New Testament (To Top)

Cosgrove, Charles
charles.cosgrove@garrett.edu

847.866.3880

Vena, Osvaldo
osvaldo.vena@garrett.edu

847.866.3867

Yeo, K.K.
kkyeo@garrett.edu


 Black Church Studies (To Top)

Anderson, Cheryl
cheryl.anderson@garrett.edu

847.866.3979

Center for the Chruch and the Black Experience
847.866.3984

Blount, Reginold
rblount@garrett.edu

847.866.3962

Brooks, Gennifer
gennifer.brooks@garrett.edu

847.866.3888

Murphy, Larry
lmseminary@aol.com

847.866.3977

Ray, Stephen
stephen.ray@garrett.edu

847.866.3865


 Bio-Ethics (To Top)

Waters, Brent
brent.waters@garrett.edu

847.866.3933


 Christian Education (To Top)

Blount, Reginold
rblount@garrett.edu

847.866.3962

Crain, Margaret Ann
margaretann.crain@garrett.edu

847.866.3972

Lee, Virginia
virginia.lee@garrett.edu

Seymour, Jack
jack.seymour@garrett.edu

847.866.3891


 Christian Ethics (To Top)

Ray, Stephen
stephen.ray@garrett.edu

847.866.3865

Waters, Brent
brent.waters@garrett.edu
847.866.3933


 Christian Theology (To Top)

Bedford, Nancy
nancy.bedford@garrett.edu
847.866.3931

Joh, Anne
anne.joh@garrett.edu

847.866.3974

Pieterse, Hendrik
hendrik.pieterse@garrett.edu

847.866.3892

Ray, Stephen
stephen.ray@garrett.edu

847.866.3865


 Church Leadership (To Top)

Fowler, Mark
mark.fowler@garrett.edu

847.866.3863

Judy, Dwight
dwight.judy@garrett.edu
847.866.3935


 Church and State (To Top)

Anderson, Cheryl
cheryl.anderson@garrett.edu
847.866.3979

Johnson, Anna
anna.johnson@garrett.edu
847.866.3960

Papandrea, James
jim.papandrea@garrett.edu
847.866.3953

Waters, Brent
brent.waters@garrett.edu

847.866.3933


 Ecology/Sustainability (To Top)

Papandrea, James
jim.papandrea@garrett.edu
847.866.3953

Teasdale, Mark
mark.teasdale@garrett.edu

847.866.3954

Waters, Brent
brent.waters@garrett.edu
847.866.3933


 Ecumenism (To Top)

Pieterse, Hendrik
hendrik.pieterse@garrett.edu

847.866.3892


 Evangelism/Evangelicals (To Top)

Teasdale, Mark
mark.teasdale@garrett.edu

847.866.3954


 Feminism/Feminist Theology (To Top)

Bedford, Nancy
nancy.bedford@garrett.edu
847.866.3931

Joh, Anne
anne.joh@garrett.edu

847.866.3974

Rector, Lallene
ljr@garrett.edu
847.866.3904


 Films and Christianity (To Top)

Murphy, Larry
lmseminary@aol.com
847.866.3977


 Global Christianity (To Top)

Pieterse, Hendrik
hendrik.pieterse@garrett.edu
847.866.3892


 Hispanic/Latino/a Latin-American Theology and Issues (To Top)

Bedford, Nancy
nancy.bedford@garrett.edu

847.866.3931

Vena, Osvaldo
osvaldo.vena@garrett.edu

847.866.3867


 Historical Jesus (To Top)

Cosgrove, Charles
charles.cosgrove@garrett.edu

847.866.3880

Papandrea, James
jim.papandrea@garrett.edu
847.866.3953

Vena, Osvaldo
osvaldo.vena@garrett.edu
847.866.3867


 History of Christianity and the Church (To Top)

Johnson, Anna
anna.johnson@garrett.edu
847.866.3960

Murphy, Larry
lmseminary@aol.com

847.866.3977

Papandrea, James
jim.papandrea@garrett.edu
847.866.3953

Stein, K. James
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 Homiletics (To Top)

Brooks, Gennifer
gennifer.brooks@garrett.edu

847.866.3888


 Immigration – Hispanic (To Top)

Bedford, Nancy
nancy.bedford@garrett.edu
847.866.3931

Vena, Osvaldo
osvaldo.vena@garrett.edu
847.866.3867


 Interfaith Studies (To Top)

Pieterse, Hendrik
hendrik.pieterse@garrett.edu
847.866.3892

Duncan, Julie
julie.duncan@garrett.edu

847.866.3934

Anderson, Cheryl
cheryl.anderson@garrett.edu

847.866.3979


 Israeli/Palestinian Relations (To Top)

Bryant, Barry
barry.bryant@garrett.edu

847.866.3955


 John Wesley (To Top)

Bryant, Barry
barry.bryant@garrett.edu
847.866.3955

Teasdale, Mark
mark.teasdale@garrett.edu

847.866.3954


 LGBTQ and Gender Issues (To Top)

Holliman, Pam
pam.holliman@garrett.edu
847.866.3980

Hogue, David
david.hogue@garrett.edu
847.866.3983

Rector, Lallene
ljr@garrett.edu
847.866.3904


 Liturgy (To Top)

Anderson, Ron
ron.anderson@garrett.edu
847.866.3875

Brooks, Gennifer
gennifer.brooks@garrett.edu

847.866.3888

Duck, Ruth
ruth.duck@garrett.edu
847.866.3978


 Marriage (To Top)

Holliman, Pam
pam.holliman@garrett.edu
847.866.3980

Hogue, David
david.hogue@garrett.edu

847.866.3983


 Methodist Studies (To Top)

Bryant, Barry
barry.bryant@garrett.edu

847.866.3955

Teasdale, Mark
mark.teasdale@garrett.edu

847.866.3954


 Mission (To Top)

Pieterse, Hendrik
hendrik.pieterse@garrett.edu
847.866.3892

Teasdale, Mark
mark.teasdale@garrett.edu

847.866.3954

Yeo, K.K.
kkyeo@garrett.edu


 Music (To Top)

Anderson, Ron
ron.anderson@garrett.edu
847.866.3875


 Pastoral Care and Counseling (To Top)

Holliman, Pam
pam.holliman@garrett.edu

847.866.3980

Hogue, David
david.hogue@garrett.edu

847.866.3983

Rector, Lallene
ljr@garrett.edu
847.866.3904


 Pastoral Psychotherapy (To Top)

Holliman, Pam
pam.holliman@garrett.edu

847.866.3980

Hogue, David
david.hogue@garrett.edu

847.866.3983

Rector, Lallene
ljr@garrett.edu
847.866.3904


 Preaching (To Top)

Brooks, Gennifer
gennifer.brooks@garrett.edu
847.866.3888


 Sexual Ethics (To Top)

Holliman, Pam
pam.holliman@garrett.edu

847.866.3980

Waters, Brent
brent.waters@garrett.edu

847.866.3933


 Sociology of Religion (To Top)

Amerson, Phil
philip.amerson@garrett.edu

847.866.3901


 Spirituality (To Top)

Duck, Ruth
ruth.duck@garrett.edu

847.866.3978

Dwight, Judy
dwight.judy@garrett.edu

847.866.3935


 Trinity (To Top)

Papandrea, James
jim.papandrea@garrett.edu

847.866.3953

Pieterse, Hendrik
hendrik.pieterse@garrett.edu

847.866.3892

Ray, Stephen
stephen.ray@garrett.edu

847.866.3865

Waters, Brent
brent.waters@garrett.edu

847.866.3933


 United Methodist Church (To Top)

Bryant, Barry
barry.bryant@garrett.edu

847.866.3955

Fowler, Mark
mark.fowler@garrett.edu

847.866.3863

Teasdale, Mark
mark.teasdale@garrett.edu

847.866.3954


 United Methodist Deacon Studies (To Top)

Crain, Margaret Ann
margaretann.crain@garrett.edu

847.866.3972

Lee, Virginia
virigina.lee@garrett.edu


 Wesleyan Studies (To Top)

Bryant, Barry
barry.bryant@garrett.edu

847.866.3955


 Womanist Theology (To Top)

Anderson, Cheryl
cheryl.anderson@garrett.edu

847.866.3979

Ray, Stephen
stephen.ray@garrett.edu

847.866.3865


 Worship (To Top)

Anderson, Ron
ron.anderson@garrett.edu
847.866.3875

Brooks, Gennifer
gennifer.brooks@garrett.edu
847.866.3888

Duck, Ruth
ruth.duck@garrett.edu

847.866.3978


 Youth Ministry (To Top)

Blount, Reginold
rblount@garrett.edu
847.866.3962

Crain, Margaret Ann
margaretann.crain@garrett.edu

847.866.3972

Lee, Virginia
virigina.lee@garrett.edu

Seymour, Jack
jack.seymour@garrett.edu

847.866.3891

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*Affiliated pages and blogs are often maintained by student groups, centers, individual faculty or staff of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Any views or opinions presented are solely the views, opinions, positions or policies of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.  Questions should be directed to Shane Nichols, Manager of Communications & Events, at shane.nichols@garrett.edu or 847.866.3866 or to the respective writer or coordinator of each page or blog.

 

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