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The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Board of Trustees unanimously approved the promotion of Dr. James L. Papandrea (G-ETS/NU 1998) from associate professor to full professor of church history and historical theology at their bi-annual meeting on May 10, 2018. His installation service will be held this fall on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
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Window with the words Forum for Theological Exploration
May 2, 2018 — Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is proud to announce doctoral students Christopher Hunt, Taurean J. Webb, and Bryson White have been selected to receive a 2018 Doctoral Fellowship from the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). Hunt, Webb, and White are studying in the theology and ethics field of Garrett-Evangelical’s doctor of philosophy program. This is the first time Garrett-Evangelical has had three fellows in the same field receive the FTE Doctoral Fellowship in the same year.
Rev. Dr. James Cone Speaking at the Rall Lectures in 1969
April 29, 2018 — Rev. Dr. James Hal Cone, the founder of Black Liberation Theology, professor of systematic theology at Union Theological Seminary, and distinguished alum of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, died on Saturday, April 28, 2018. He was 79.
Kelly Brown Douglas
March 20, 2018 — Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, will deliver the keynote address at the 8th Graduate Theological Conference on April 13, 2018. Her address is titled, “Claiming God’s Justice When Whiteness Stands Its Ground in a Diversifying Nation.”
Jim Winkler
February 15, 2018 — Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is delighted to announce Jim Winkler, president and general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC), will speak at the seminary's 161st Commencement on May 11, 2018. A Methodist "Preacher's Kid," Winkler has been a lifelong social justice advocate and has held a deep passion for ecumenical and interreligious work. The Commencement service will begin at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Evanston. All are welcome to attend and to hear Winkler's commencement address titled, "Today, We Have Hope."
New Partnership with Garrett-Evangelical and Sious Falls Seminary
February 12, 2018 — On January 26, 2018, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Sioux Falls Seminary received approval from the University Senate of The United Methodist Church to engage a pilot cohort of United Methodist students in the Kairos Project, which offers a competency-based master of divinity program, at Sioux Falls Seminary. Garrett-Evangelical will provide a portion of the Kairos Project curriculum including courses required for ordination in The United Methodist Church, as mandated in The Book of Discipline.