Caring for the Caregiver

Posted by United Seminary on Mar 7, 2017 2:29:37 PM

Today's guest post is by United adjunct faculty member, Russell Myers. Russ is a Lutheran pastor and board-certified chaplain who serves EMS personnel, helping them manage the stress and trauma they experience in the line of work. His post, originally published at EMS Strong, explores what caring for the caregiver looks like from a pastoral care perspective.

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Topics: chaplaincy, guest posts, united faculty, pastoral care

Meet United's 2017 Distinguished Alums

Posted by United Seminary on Feb 27, 2017 11:54:04 AM

Congratulations to the 2017 Distinguished Alums: Craig Wright ’01 and Gretchen Thompson ’93, ’14!

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Topics: news, announcements, alums

In Loving Memory of Rev. Dr. Mary "Molly" Allison Bigelow McMillan

Posted by Dr. Lewis P. Zeidner on Feb 22, 2017 4:31:51 PM

Many of you may be aware that Rev. Dr. Mary "Molly" Allison Bigelow McMillan died last Thursday at age 97. The naming of our Administrative building and beautiful chapel in her family’s honor is reflective of her great generosity and support for United.

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Topics: announcements, memory

How to Make Writing a Meaningful Spiritual Practice

Posted by United Seminary on Feb 13, 2017 1:04:00 PM

Every morning, Pam Wynn sets a timer for 20 minutes, pulls out her journal and her favorite pen, lights a candle, and writes.

"It's a ritual," she says. Pam is a poet and Adjunct Professor of Writing, Poetry, and Theological Interpretation at United. "Like liturgy, ritual is an ancient way to connect to the divine. Writing as a ritual reduces anxiety, promotes self-confidence, and increases one's sense of empowerment."

Pam teaches online workshops about writing--specifically journal writing--as a spiritual practice (including one that is being offered this spring through United). Below, she shares some of her best tips for getting started with a regular writing practice.

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Topics: Arts, workshops, writing, practice, spiritual practice

Music Makes Community

Posted by United Seminary on Feb 8, 2017 4:57:30 PM

 If you happened to be walking down the halls of United on Saturday, January 21st, you probably heard a lot of singing. That's because more than 40 people from around the Twin Cities and across the upper Midwest gathered for a day-long interfaith "Music That Makes Community" workshop. Facilitated by director Paul Vasile and local musician Conie Borchardt, the event explored the practice of teaching paperless singing. The group learned new skills for leading community songs to enrich their communities' worship life, and reflected on strategies for cultivating participatory singing and liturgy.

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Topics: Arts, workshops, Theology, music

Explore Theology and the Arts This Spring

Posted by United Seminary on Feb 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This semester, United is offering some engaging opportunities to explore the intersection between theology and the arts! Perfect for pastors, artists, and community members alike, this is your chance to bring artistic expression and learning to your ministry and spiritual practice.

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Topics: campus news, Arts

United's Academic Council Releases Statement on President Trump's Ban on Muslim Immigrants

Posted by United Seminary on Feb 3, 2017 5:00:00 PM

The Academic Council at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities released this statement about President Trump's recent Executive Order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries:

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Topics: announcements, scripture, hospitality, social justice, resistance, Theology, justice, immigration, faith

A History of Arts and Spirituality in Christianity with Wilson Yates

Posted by United Seminary on Jan 17, 2017 5:07:06 PM
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Topics: campus news, announcements, Arts

United Closed for the Holidays December 22-January 2

Posted by United Seminary on Dec 9, 2016 11:43:17 AM

A friendly reminder that United will be closed for the holidays from December 22-January 2. We reopen January 3.

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Topics: news, announcements, calendar

Voting in MN on November 8? Here's How!

Posted by Emily Werdal on Nov 7, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If you retain a residence in another place, we hope you have voted or will vote by absentee ballot. If you have moved to Minnesota (or to the Twin Cities from elsewhere in MN) to attend or work at the seminary, you can vote in the election on November 8 if you have been a Minnesota resident for at least 20 days before the election.

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