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Gratitude Give Day Was A Huge Success!

Posted by United Seminary on Nov 21, 2017 8:00:17 AM

#GratitudeGiveDay, Tuesday, November 14, 2017, was a wonderful success! Through the generous on-line support of many of United’s alumni, friends, faculty and staff we raised $21,975 in actual gifts. As this amount exceeded our $20,000 goal of individual gifts, it activated the $20,000 match. For the day, you helped us raise $41,975.

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Topics: campus news, events, seminary, fundraising, gratitude

Luther for the Rest of Us

Posted by Phil Romine on Oct 31, 2017 3:18:41 PM

15 years ago, I wasn’t dressed in a Halloween costume. My German host family found the idea of Halloween preposterous, particularly as it fell on Reformation Day. So instead of going door to door asking for candy from neighbors, I spent the evening attending a quiet, somber service at our small German town’s Lutheran church.

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Topics: hospitality, reformation, welcome, grace

Panel on the Art of Jimmy Reagan Video

Posted by United Seminary on Oct 17, 2017 9:55:11 AM

On October 9, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities hosted a panel about the artist Jimmy Reagan. Jimmy Reagan is internationally recognized as an Outsider Artist. Diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, he creates in a way that isn't impeded by the rules of mainstream art. Monday's panel included Jimmy's mother Peg Reagan, Associate Professor Emerita of Theology & the Arts at United Jann Cather Weaver, and artist Jeff Anderson. You can view the video of the whole panel below. The exhibit Conversations with Jimmy will be up at United until November 30, 2017.

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Topics: campus news, Arts, theological education, events, local arts, theology and the arts, gallery, outsider artist, exhibit

Interview with Dr. Ayo Yetunde on the Theology of Prince

Posted by Max Brumberg-Kraus on Sep 29, 2017 1:02:00 PM

"The Theology of Prince" is a project at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities headed by Dr. Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Assistant Professor of Pastural and Spiritual Care and Counseling and Director of Interfaith Chaplaincy. The project includes a call for essays, poetry, video, or visual art from the United Community in response to the theme. On September 27, 2017 I interviewed Dr. Yetunde about the project and her connection to Prince.

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Topics: Arts, social justice, music, chaplaincy, united faculty, ministry, interfaith, social transformation, local artist, theology and the arts, Theology of Prince, Prince, interreligious chaplaincy, interview

Religious Naturalism: A Theology for UU Humanists Part III

Posted by Dr. Demian Wheeler on Sep 27, 2017 9:44:35 AM

 

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Topics: Theology, faith, united faculty, ministry, seminary, interfaith, sermon, humanism, United Universalism, naturalism, religious naturalism

Religious Naturalism: A Theology for UU Humanists Part II

Posted by Dr. Demian Wheeler on Sep 27, 2017 9:42:02 AM

 

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Topics: Theology, faith, united faculty, ministry, seminary, interfaith, sermon, humanism, United Universalism, naturalism, religious naturalism

Religious Naturalism: A Theology for UU Humanists Part I

Posted by Dr. Demian Wheeler on Sep 27, 2017 9:38:15 AM

 

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Topics: Theology, faith, united faculty, ministry, seminary, interfaith, sermon, humanism, United Universalism, naturalism, religious naturalism

Theology of Prince Playlist

Posted by Dr. Pamela Ayo Yetunde on Sep 22, 2017 11:43:31 AM

Here at United, we love exploring the intersection of theology, culture, and art--so we're kicking off the new school year with a special community engagement opportunity for United students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Introducing Theology of Prince.

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Topics: Arts, Pop Culture

Readings on Rosh Hashana: Hagar, Abraham, and the Wilderness

Posted by Max Brumberg-Kraus on Sep 20, 2017 3:36:52 PM

This semester I am taking Interpretation as Resistance: Womanist, Feminist, and Queer Approaches to the Bible taught by Professors Alika Galloway and Carolyn Pressler. This week’s reading concerns the story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar. Sarah is unable to bear children, which is unfortunate since her husband Abraham is supposed to father “a great nation” (Gen. 12.2). Sarah comes up with a plan to have Abraham use a surrogate: her Egyptian slave Hagar. Abraham agrees, lays with Hagar, and Hagar conceives. The Bible then tells us that Hagar “saw that she had conceived [and] looked with contempt on her mistress”(Gen. 16.4). Sarah responds by being so cruel to Hagar that she runs away to the desert. Upon finding a spring of water, Hagar meets an angel of God who gives her an ambivalent message: go back and submit to a life of cruelty but also your son Ishmael will be the father of nations. A mixed bag, for sure.

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Topics: social justice, Theology, justice, faith, feminism, social transformation, theology and the arts, injustice

Don’t Leave Your Trumpet at the Door: A Guide to Theological Education at United Seminary

Posted by United Seminary on Sep 12, 2017 8:58:36 AM
Don’t Leave Your Trumpet at the Door:  A Guide to Theological Education at United Seminary
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Topics: Arts, Theology, practice, chaplaincy, guest posts, united faculty, ministry, theological education, seminary, theology and the arts

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