The School of Theology and Ministry

 

The School of Theology and Ministry is a part of Seattle University, a Jesuit Catholic University built on spirituality and social justice, an inclusively Christian school, with dedication to interreligious relationship for the common good. The School of Theology and Ministry offers 6 graduate degrees, 3 professional certificates and professional development courses. When you attend the School of Theology and Ministry you choose to earn more than just a degree, it becomes fulfillment within your community, the confidence to break through barriers and the ability to step out and make a change.

 

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From the Dean: Rocking the Royals With the Power of Love

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The Royal Wedding between Prince Henry and American actress, Meghan Markle, is over. The pageantry is completed; the ladies’ hats returned to their boxes, and the horses from the drawn carriages secure in their stables. Unexpectedly, it appears the deepest post-wedding memory for the globe is less the afterglow of a happy couple holding hands and more the sermon of an African-American minister who took many by surprise with a barn-storming message about the power of love.
May 31, 2018

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Faculty Profile: Christie Eppler, Ph.D., LMFT

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Christie Eppler is the program director and professor in Couples and Family Therapy. Dr. Eppler’s teaching, scholarship, and service contribute to the growing field of multifaith, resiliency-based, spiritually integrated therapy. Her passion is to work with future therapists who desire to integrate life’s ultimate mysteries with the practice of couples and family therapy.
May 31, 2018

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Piloting the Digital World for Theological Education

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Theological higher education is in a sea of change. Among other aspects, this change includes a move towards bi-vocation, distance learning, and public theology. Is there a way to educate students that is true to formation while also with consideration of different needs in our contemporary times?
May 31, 2018

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Creating a Space For Students and Practitioners to Grapple With Faith-Based Responses to Homelessness

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This academic year, the Center rolled out a series of courses around faith-based responses to homelessness and the affordable housing crisis. Taught by Center Director Dr. Manuel Mejido, with support from Center Community Engagement Manager, Rev. Maggie Breen, the courses draw on on-going research by Center scholars and the work of the Puget Sound Interfaith Network for Public Theology. The registration deadline for the summer course is Monday, July 2nd. Space is limited.
May 29, 2018

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Here Is The Map, But We Are The Terrain

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“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words,” said Rumi, the famous 13th century Persian Islamic scholar and poet. This is sage wisdom, as A World of Languages (2015) map is useful, but it is not identical with the terrain of the lives of people living in the bonds of community around the world.
May 21, 2018

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From the Dean: Sacrificing Character So We Can Keep Fighting

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It will take decades to understand the impact our 24/7 bingeing on polarized thinking and talking is having on us. In the past few weeks, however, we can see at least one outcome – our institutions are losing the ability to tolerate someone who tries to change the subject from our right-left, conservative-liberal, red-blue noxious conversation. This is particularly true for people possessing the kind of character that has been shaped by religious values, worldviews, and ideas.
May 1, 2018

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Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Successfully Wraps Up Second Symposium on Homelessness

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The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs hosted its second Symposium on Homelessness on April 25-27, 2018, bringing together Center scholars, executive leadership from local faith-based organizations, and members of the wider Seattle University community.
May 1, 2018

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