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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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Why You Should Consider a Christian Seminary -- Even If You’re Not a Christian

By | on 26, Apr 2019 |   Theology interfaith social transformation Voice Vocation

As a queer, Jewish artist, when I told my friends and family that I would studying at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, many were confused. “So like, are you becoming a priest?” some wou[...]

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Awaiting the Results: A United Student Reflects on the General Conference

By | on 23, Feb 2019 |   social justice Voice lgbtq Civil Rights Dialogue Community Vocation Methodist Studies

“The special called 2019 General Conference [of the United Methodist Church], set for Feb. 23–26 in St. Louis, will focus on moving the denomination past its decades-long struggle with issues around h[...]

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