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Lessons from Garrett’s Delegation to South Korea “Rather than attempting to ‘convert’ the Ethiopian to his way of being, his […]

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Garrett Celebrates Three Faculty Achievements

On Friday, May 17, at the 168th Annual Commencement, it wasn’t just graduating students who took a bold step forward […]

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Unmasking White Preaching with Dr. Andrew Wymer

Professor Andrew Wymer is Garrett-Evangelical’s recently promoted and tenured associate professor of preaching and worship. To celebrate his appointment, writer Benjamin Perry sat down with him to talk about the book he co-edited: Unmasking White Preaching: Racial Hegemony, Resistance, and Possibilities in Homiletics, now available to pre-order in paperback.

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Reverend Dr. Kenneth Ngwa named Professor of Hebrew Bible and African Biblical Hermeneutics

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is thrilled to announce the hire of the Reverend Dr. Kenneth Ngwa as […]

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Dr. Dong Hyeon Jeong releases new book “Embracing the Nonhuman in the Gospel of Mark”

Congratulations to Dr. Dong Hyeon Jeong, assistant professor of New Testament interpretation and director of the Center for Asian/Asian American […]

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Rediscovering the Joy of Two Christmases  

On November 10, 2022, I had the pleasure and honor of welcoming Garrett’s alumni back to the classroom. As part […]

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Faculty Book Talks | Unmasking White Preaching

Join us in the Ott Lounge (or online) as we discuss our faculty members’ newest publications! The faculty authors will […]

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Faculty Book Talks: Choosing Us

Join us in the Ott Lounge (or online) as we discuss our faculty members’ newest publications! The faculty authors will […]

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Hearts Ablaze: Parables for the Queer Soul | An Interview with Dr. Rolf Nolasco, Jr.

Hearts Ablaze: Parables for the Queer Soul by Dr. Rolf Nolasco, Jr., Rueben P. Job Professor of spiritual formation and pastoral theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, is a devotional that creates queer space amongst the parables by offering new, inclusive interpretations of familiar texts by pairing them with the lived stories of queer clergy.

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Ritual Moments | 2022 Academic Convocation Reflections

As I begin a new faculty journey, I am reminded of the radical opportunity that is an education, the opportunity that is opened up through the pages of a book. When we read those pages together, we create community whether that is in a Freedom school program or a seminary classroom.  

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Dr. Hendrik Pieterse

Seminary Receives $15,000 Grant for Transcontinental Initiative in North American and African Wesleyan/Methodist Theological Education

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is excited to share it has received a $15,000 grant from the In Trust Center for Theological Schools for a transcontinental initiative focused on joint research, knowledge production, publication, and curricular innovation in North American and African Wesleyan/Methodist theological education.

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Reading the Church Fathers: An Interview with James Papandrea

In 2012, Dr. James Papandrea published his textbook introducing beginners to the writings of the early Church Fathers. Papandrea has just released a newly revised and expanded version of the text, which leads readers up through the year 1200 A.D.

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Mai-Anh Le Tran

A School that Learns: The Changing Landscape of Theological Education

For decades now, institutional researchers have portended seismic shifts in the contours of the theological landscape. We have heard that the pie is shrinking, the pipeline is rusting, the cost is skyrocketing, jobs are disappearing, ecclesiastical establishments are crumbling, religious leadership is losing civic credibility, and student debt will continue to be inhibiting. . . And yet, each time we cast our vision a little broader and draw our horizons a little wider, we see that the desire and curiosity for deeper theological study has not gone away.

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Rev. Dr. Brent P. Waters

Ethics Professor, Rev. Dr. Brent P. Waters, Retires After 21 Years of Service

The Reverend Dr. Brent P. Waters, Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics and director of the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Center for Ethics and Values at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, retired on July 1, 2022. At their meeting in May of this year, the Board of Trustees unanimously granted Waters the status of faculty emeritus upon the recommendation of the faculty.

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Queer Spiritual Spaces

The queer community is a gathering of individuals with intersecting identities that deepens our appreciation for our differences and expands our opportunities for solidarity. Pride events make this most visible. The celebratory atmosphere of colors, gender identities and expressions, sexualities, shows of affection and belonging, and allyship make manifest exultant pride in being queer.

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Dr. Jaeyeon Lucy Chung Promoted to Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care

Upon the recommendation of the Promotion Review Committee, the Board of Trustees of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary affirmed the promotion Dr. Jaeyeon Lucy Chung to associate professor of pastoral theology and care at their meeting on May 12, 2022.

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Dr. Dong Jeong

Reverend Dr. Dong Hyeon Jeong Receives GBHEM Exemplary Teaching Award

Reverend Dr. Dong Hyeon Jeong was awarded the 2021-2022 General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) Exemplary Teaching Award at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s 165th Commencement on May 13, 2022.

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Rev. Dr. Andrew Wymer

New Book Co-Edited by Reverend Dr. Andrew Wymer Examines the Impact of White Racialization in Homiletics

Published on April 3, 2022, Unmasking White Preaching: Racial Hegemony, Resistance, and Possibilities in Homiletics is the result of a three-year long workgroup focused both on examining the impact of white racialization on the field of homiletics and centering racially-minoritized perspectives.

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Reggie Blount

Reverend Dr. Reginald Blount Named Director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience

Reverend. Dr. Reginald Blount (G-ETS 2005), an esteemed colleague and longstanding faculty member of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, has been named director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience (CBE), effective July 1, 2022.

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Dr. Kate Ott Named Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics and Director of the Stead Center for Ethics and Values

Dr. Kate Ott has been named the next holder of the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics and director of the Stead Center for Ethics and Values, beginning July 1, 2022. Ott will be the second to hold this endowed chair following the upcoming retirement of the Reverend Dr. Brent Waters in June 2022.

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Esther Acolatse

The Reverend Dr. Esther E. Acolatse Appointed as Professor of Pastoral Theology and World Christianity

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Dr. Esther E. Acolatse as professor of pastoral theology and world Christianity, beginning July 1, 2022. Acolatse brings a wealth of teaching experience and academic scholarship at the intersection of psychology and Christian thought in aid of human flourishing, with interests in the gendered body, cultural anthropological dimensions of medicine, health, and healing, and their implications for suffering, death, dying, and care at the end of life.

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AHyun Lee

The Reverend Dr. AHyun Lee Appointed as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Psychotherapy

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Dr. AHyun Lee (G-ETS 2015) as assistant professor of pastoral theology, care, and psychotherapy, beginning July 1, 2022. A graduate of Garrett-Evangelical’s Doctor of Philosophy program, Lee’s pastoral and professional background will bring a rich variety of experiences to her position along with a particular specialization in intercultural pastoral counseling.

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NR22 Three Faculty Chairs Announced

Three Garrett-Evangelical Faculty Members Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Three members of the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary faculty have been appointed to endowed chairs, announced the Reverend Dr. Javier A. Viera, president of the seminary. 

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Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh

Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh Appointed to the Harry R. Kendall Endowed Chair in Christian Theology and Postcolonial Studies

Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh has been appointed by President Javier A. Viera to the Harry R. Kendall Endowed Chair in Christian Theology and Postcolonial Studies, effective January 1, 2022.

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