The New York Theological Seminary on Riverside Drive will present a forum titled: A Season for Renewal: Engaging the Bible in Mainline Churches on Monday, June 18th at the American Bible Society Auditorium, 1865 Broadway, from 1:00 - 5:30 pm. Lunch will be provided but reservations are required. Our own Dr. Deirdre Good will be a panelist. Season for Renewal Flyer - Jun 2012
Journeys Unlimited New York Holy Land Travel Prize: awarded to one graduating M.Div. student. Responsibility: Professors Good and Owens GTS seniors may apply for the prize by writing a one page paper stating how the Journeys Unlimited prize for travel to the Holy Land will broaden and assist your future ministry.
Please email copies of your essay to Professors Good and Owens.
THE BISHOP OF NEWARK PREACHING PRIZE Congratulations to Sam Tallman who is the recipient of The Bishop of Newark Preaching Prize for the year 2012.
Sam will be the preacher at the Holy Eucharist on Commencement Day. We rejoice with him, and we give thanks for the most excellent gifts of all those who preached for us on May 1.
Professor Mitties DeChamplain Professor Deirdre Good
THE SEYMOUR PRIZE 2012 The Seymour Prize is given in recognition of the best extemporaneous preaching by a seminarian of any class. This particular competition will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2011 in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Professors DeChamplain and Good will hear five-minute homilies DELIVERED WITHOUT NOTES, and with 30 minutes preparation time. Details about preaching order and scripture text will be given to those who express interest. All will preach from the same text of scripture.
The sign-up sheet will be posted in the Mail Room on April 16th and remain there until May 2.
If you have questions, please contact Mother Mitties at email@example.com
The Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars, announces its sixth annual student paper competition. A prize of $250 and two years of free membership in the AABS will be awarded for the best paper in biblical exegesis written by a student attending a seminary of the ECUSA or AAC.
View announcement: AABS paper competition flyer for 2012
Deadline for submissions is April 2, 2012. Please submit papers electronically to Deirdre Good: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn, Reflect, Grow in Ministry
General Seminary offers courses to enrich your ministry and theological understanding, including day and evening courses designed for a full range of faith and knowledge seekers. This spring you can take a full-semester course or perhaps a three-day intensive class on
Pretending Bible Stories
. Whatever level of enrichment you are seeking, read on to find out some the offerings from General Seminary this spring. The Spring Term begins January 30. Or visit our catalog for complete descriptions of our courses of study at
New Professor Series
This term we are highlighting fascinating courses being taught by our three new faculty members. These distinguished scholars add to our respected Faculty and these courses highlight the contribution they are making to enrich General's already high standards of theological education.
Paul’s multiple letters to early Christ-followers in Corinth indelibly shaped Christian notions of authority, sexuality, and ethnicity. This course explores these themes in the letters to the early church in Corinth, with particular focus on the ethical legacies these letters leave for contemporary notions of authority, sexuality, and race/ethnicity.
Wednesdays, 1:30-3:20 p.m., Prof. Katherine Shaner
In an era of shifting theological planes and deep cultural anxiety, people of faith are increasingly seeking resources for spiritual discernment. This course considers ways and means of discerning spirits, sorting through motivations and impulses, weighing vocational possibilities, and finding peace and satisfaction in the contemplation of God. The accompanying practicum course invites students to experience and offer leadership for discernment practices.
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:20 p.m., Prof. Clair McPherson
with optional practicum, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Extraordinary times require extraordinary and effective leaders, persons equipped to manage change with grace and courage, skill and imagination. This seminar focuses on classic models of transformation and “cutting edge” leadership theories and explores issues of power and authority relating to the work and ministry of deep transformation.
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:20 p.m., Prof. Amy Lamborn
Evening and Short Courses
In many ways, parish leadership today remains a generalist vocation in the midst of an increasingly specialist culture. Leaders must be skilled in goal-setting, structural analysis, newcomer retention and recruitment, leadership development, community outreach, visionary budgeting, and financial stewardship. Taught by the Canon to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, this course uses the character of Barnabas from Acts as a model for exploring for innovative, holistic Church leadership.
Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Distinguished Visiting Prof. C. K. Robertson
Designed for students who can commit only a few days to the classroom, this course teaches a method of Bible study using basic improv techniques. After "playing the text" together, participants find new understanding and engagement with the text. This technique of Bible study can be used with any age group and across generations. Students also learn to interpret the Scriptural insights through mythic, mnemonic, and contemporary midrashic points of view.
, March 8-10, Adjunct Prof. Suzanne Guthrie
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or (212) 243-5250 ext. 280.
On Friday October 21st at 6pm Professors Good, Owens and Shaner invite all interested people to join them in a visit to the NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (15 E. 84th) in time for the free guided tour. This is the first visit to the exhibit Edge of Empires and there will be others. Meet at ISAW. For further information see http://isaw.nyu.edu/exhibitions/edge-of-empiresEdge of Empires vividly illustrates the international, pluralistic character of Dura-Europos, a city strategically located high above the Euphrates River, between Syria and Mesopotamia. The exhibition focuses on its final phase, in the third century CE, when Dura-Europos served as an important Roman stronghold on the empire’s eastern edge. Many of the objects on view demonstrate the coexistence of multiple religions—including polytheistic cults, Judaism, and Christianity—the great variety of languages employed by its population, and its role as an international military garrison. Professor Deirdre Good
On Friday, October 14th at 6:00 pm Professors Good, Owens and Shaner invite all interested people to join them in a visit to the NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (15 E. 84th) in time for the free guided tour. This is the first visit to the exhibit Edge of Empires and there will be others. Meet at ISAW. For further information see http://isaw.nyu.edu/exhibitions/edge-of-empires Edge of Empires vividly illustrates the international, pluralistic character of Dura-Europos, a city strategically located high above the Euphrates River, between Syria and Mesopotamia. The exhibition focuses on its final phase, in the third century CE, when Dura-Europos served as an important Roman stronghold on the empire’s eastern edge. Many of the objects on view demonstrate the coexistence of multiple religions—including polytheistic cults, Judaism, and Christianity—the great variety of languages employed by its population, and its role as an international military garrison. Professor Deirdre Good
Dr. Deirdre Good, Professor of New Testament, was invited to attend a conference, "Women, Religion and Politics" co-sponsored by the Heinrich Boell Stiftung and Shirkat Gah, Women's Resource Center in Lahore, Pakistan from March 17-18, 2011. She was the preacher for Holy Week at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, April 16-23, 2011. Dr. Good also served as the keynote speaker, and the Rev. K. Jeanne Person, Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality, as the preacher, for the first conference sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island’s new Women’s Commission. "Women and Girls: Created in the Image of God," on April 30th, compared ways in which Scripture and the secular world, especially the media, portray women and girls. The conference aimed at encouraging women and girls to see and speak of themselves as images of the divine.