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In the forward of the newly published book, Educating for Redemptive Community: Essays in Honor of Jack Seymour and Margaret Ann Crain (Wipf & Stock, 2015), longtime friend and United Methodist colleague, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Moore, dean of the School of Theology and professor of theology and education at Boston University, begins with a question: “Why do former students, who are also colleagues and friends, write a book to honor their teachers?” For each contributor the opportunity to honor Dr. Jack Seymour and Dr. Margaret Ann Crain, two key Garrett-Evangelical faculty members in the area of Christian education, was simply a labor of love.
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November 19, 2015 — Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary takes great pride in offering a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program that not only equips graduates to be exceptional scholars but also outstanding educators. Now, Garrett-Evangelical PhD students will have the opportunity to earn a PhD Teaching Certificate as a part of their degree program.
November 5, 2015 — In the spirit of Jesus the Christ, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks to be a servant seminary responsive to the needs of the church and the world. To that end, I am pleased to present our 2016-2021 Strategic Plan, which was approved by the Board of Trustees on October 22, 2015.
November 4, 2015 — Dr. Leah Gunning Francis (G-ETS 2009) has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Christian Theological Seminary. Dr. Gunning Francis is currently on the faculty at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, where she also serves as Associate Dean of Contextual Education. That unique vantage point on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, enabled her to write the well-received Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership & Awakening Community (Chalice Press, 2015).
October 16, 2015 — On September 26, 2015 the Young Clergy Initiative (YCI) at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary hosted a fellowship and mentoring session with Hispanic/Latino(a) high school students, pastors, and Garrett-Evangelical seminarians. With support from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church, the YCI at Garrett-Evangelical seeks to help Hispanic/Latino(a) high school youth and college young adults explore their call to ministry
September 29, 2015 — Dr. Phyllis A. Bird, Professor Emerita of Old Testament Interpretation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, will inaugurate the newly established McCarthy Chair in Biblical Studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (PBI) in Rome, beginning October 2015.