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Unexpected Healers: How the next generation of chaplains is changing the way we think about spiritual care

By | on 02, Sep 2020 |   social justice Chaplaincy ministry social transformation Vocation

Back when I was a CPE educator in a large, metropolitan hospital system, I often gave my students an interactive assignment for their first day of training. I asked them to place themselves in busy lo[...]

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THE THREE TRACKS OF SEMINARY: ALL THREE ARE NECESSARY

By | on 11, Nov 2019 |   ministry Formation Voice Vocation Innovation

 

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How Studying Medieval Women Mystics Makes Better Faith Leaders

By | on 28, May 2019 |   leadership Courses Vocation Church History Medieval Women

United offers a variety of courses, including introductory courses, such as Intro to Theology, and practical courses, such as Preaching. But how do some of the more esoteric-sounding courses prepare s[...]

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Why Now is the Time for the Religious Left to Pursue Faith Leadership Positions

By | on 16, May 2019 |   social justice ministry social transformation Voice Vocation Discernment New Students Progressive Christianity

Who gets to claim religious values? In recent debates about Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigeig, Franklin Graham ridiculed the religious left: “Using new terms like ‘Progressive Christianit[...]

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Why Being Marginalized Makes You a Better Faith Leader

By | on 09, May 2019 |   Voice Vocation New Students Marginalization

Being marginalized is often framed as a deficit, but when it comes to being a faith leader, experiences of marginalization can prove to be an asset, as can be attested by many in congregations around [...]

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Do You Want to Be a Professor of Religion or Theology?

By | on 03, May 2019 |   Theology Vocation Religion

At United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, one option of study is the concentration in Religion and Theology, available both for the MA and MDiv degrees. An MDiv can prepare students to become[...]

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