The Seminary Blog

Category: Theology

Hay and Straw

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Advent Lament: The Falwell Threat and the Apostolic Mission (Power and Suffering in the Acts of the Apostles)

My heart has been very heavy for the past few days, especially after hearing Jerry Falwell Jr.’s remarks recently in an address to the Liberty University students where he promoted the carrying of concealed weapons especially to “end muslims” if they pose a threat on campus. My immediate instinct was to say – this is […]

“A Church Reimagined for a World Recreated”

Really??? The above statement is something of a motto or even perhaps a sort of mission statement for this movement of which I am a part and in which I am engaged in a hopeful way. However, in an effort for full disclosure, there are times when I don’t really know what is so compelling to […]

Surprise Festschrift for Telford and Barton!

by Nijay Gupta This SBL was a very special one for me – my co-editor (Kristian Bendoraitis) and I presented a surprise Festschrift (a “writing in celebration”) to my doktorvater Dr. Stephen C. Barton (University of Durham). The FS offers essays jointly in honor of Dr. Barton and Dr. William R. Telford (also retired Durham faculty).

Empty Tombs

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Learn Your Living

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Emptying and Filling

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Preaching as Story DMin PDX Fall ’15 Advance

Students joined lead mentor Leonard Sweet for an advance in Portland, Oregon this week to begin our one-time Preaching as Story Doctor of Ministry Program. These leaders spent the week developing communication skills that connect with 21st century audiences. Click through the above Flickr photo album to see images from the advance.