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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

Get excited for Conversations with Jimmy: Art by Jimmy Reagan

Posted by Max Brumberg-Kraus on Aug 2, 2017 10:55:04 AM

This fall, United Theological Seminary is delighted to host a retrospective of Jimmy Reagan’s early works and artwork from his most recent exploration of other materials.  We invite you to come be part of the conversation!

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Topics: Campus News, news, Announcements, Arts, Events, twin cities, local artist, local arts, theology and the arts, wilson yates, panel

Video of In Conversation with Craig wright and Dominic Papatola

Posted by United Theological Seminary on Jun 15, 2017 9:30:10 AM

On June 5 and 6, 2017 , United hosted In Conversation with Craig Wright and Dominic Papatola, both alumni of the seminary, who have gone on to incorporate their ministry into the arts, particularly theatre.  Below is the full video of the conversation with Wright from June 5.   

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Topics: Arts, writing, spiritual practice, Alums, videos, Events, theatre, graduates

Days of Counting

Posted by Max Brumberg-Kraus on Jun 5, 2017 10:17:08 AM

Miss Kitka scans the living room. She lifts her head and dampens the edges of the coach with her nose. She hesitates. There are so many hands at her eye level! Caught in a sort of trance, the entirety of her vision is overwhelmed with fingers folding, unfolding, aligning, re-folding, flattening, and finally cutting various hues of origami paper. Thankfully, my cat is more curious about the people than in tasting the paper scraps falling to the floor.

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Topics: Arts, Faith, practice, spiritual practice, Easter, interfaith

Lessons from May Day

Posted by Max Brumberg-Kraus on May 11, 2017 9:07:24 AM

2017 has been especially rife with protests, rallies, and marches. Nor has the call to action quieted in the last few weeks. There was the March for Science on April 22, and Tuesday, May 9 is the Medicare for All Rally. There are events popping up across the Twin Cities gearing up for Pride, and Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc) has been fundraising and hosting trainings consistently over the last month. Indeed with the coming of spring, there is a sense of renewal, of hope in troubling times, and the timeless recognition that in this season- life returns to the world in abundance.

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Topics: Arts, social justice, resistance, justice, immigration, spiritual practice, peace, Events

Press Release: Prominent Playwright/Screenwriter/Producer Joins Local Arts Writer in Conversation

Posted by United Theological Seminary on May 9, 2017 3:35:01 PM

Craig Wright and Dominic Papatola discuss the intersection of art and spirituality June 5 at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

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Topics: Announcements, Arts, news releases

Reflecting on Theatre, Rhythm, and Worship during Holy Week

Posted by Max Brumberg-Kraus on May 2, 2017 5:39:28 PM

“The stage is a place where the invisible can appear”

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Topics: Arts, Faith, music, spiritual practice, Easter, theatre

Pretty Looking Road: Arts Practicum Showcase

Posted by United Theological Seminary on Apr 21, 2017 11:16:25 AM

Art by Sarah Amalia Holst created during a class meditation let by Amoke Kubat.

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Topics: Announcements, Arts, Theology, showcase, Events

How to Make Writing a Meaningful Spiritual Practice

Posted by United Theological 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 Theological 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

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