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The Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative (RCPI) at Harvard has named Taurean J. Webb a 2021-2022 Religion and Public Life Fellow. This is the second academic year he will hold the non-residential fellowship. Webb has served as the director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience (CBE) and instructor of religion and race at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary since 2019.
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Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh
July 29, 2021 — Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh, professor of theology and culture, has been named director of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s doctor of philosophy program. Joh will take over the position from Dr. Charles Cosgrove, professor emeritus of early Christian literature, who retired July 1, 2021.
Dr. Charles H. Cosgrove
July 21, 2021 — Dr. Charles H. Cosgrove, professor of early Christian literature and director of the PhD program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, retired on July 1, 2021. Upon his retirement he was officially named faculty emeritus and having mastered the “triple threat” of the classical education—language, rhetoric, and music—he received the title, “a true renaissance man,” from his faculty colleagues.
D. Scott Ostlund
July 13, 2021 — Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will welcome Rev. D. Scott Ostlund as vice president for enrollment management beginning July 26, 2021. A provisional elder in the Oregon-Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church, Ostlund comes to Garrett-Evangelical from Drew University Theological School where he served as associate director of theological admissions.
Book cover: Who Was Jesus and What Does It Mean to Follow Him?
June 16, 2021 — As I wrote it, I realized it was a chance to distill down in understandable language, in a brief book, what is most important to me about Christology, after more than 25 years of teaching it. The premise of the book is that Jesus is truly God with us -Emmanuel- while simultaneously deeply and entirely human.
A growing memorial to 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago
June 10, 2021 — We who are ATS Latinx Presidents and Deans have dedicated our professions to speak “from the margins” and to do theology from the perspective of the “least of these.” We have often claimed that we are shaped and formed as biblical scholars, ethicists, and theologians by the voices of the forgotten, the marginalized, the poor, and those whose lives are considered to be worthless by the powerful of society. To not speak out on behalf of Adam Toledo and Mario Gonzalez, of Antonio Valenzuela and Andrés Guardado, and the many others in our communities who have died needlessly and violently is to violate the mission and purpose of our calling in theological education.