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: Autobiographies That Save Our Soul

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Throughout history, autobiographies have inspired the dreams of readers, fueled their public awareness of issues, and shaped their values, virtues, ideals and social, political and religious commitments. One of the most remarkable moral conversion resources in U.S. history has been the autobiography. Personal stories have saved our national soul (and personal souls) more than once.
Mar 6, 2019

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Doing Theology in a Living Laboratory

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In the learning experiences of the hard sciences, laboratories are created where students work alongside faculty to test hypotheses in the lab. The humanities and even theology can sometimes become a data download of information about a religious tradition without any real efforts to test out the theology with others. In constructive theology, a faculty member and students attempt to articulate an understandable theology for this day and time and for a particular context. Welcome to the concept of Religica, an interdisciplinary lab designed for students to engage the world with their theological understandings in new ways.
Mar 1, 2019

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Search For Meaning Empowerment Series: An Evening with Barbara Brown Taylor, In conversation with Mark S. Markuly, Ph.D.

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Barbara Brown Taylor, beloved spiritual teacher and New York Times bestselling author, specializes in helping us find the sacred in unexpected places. In Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, she continues her spiritual journey, contemplating the many ways she encountered God while teaching a college course on the world’s religions to students in rural Georgia.
Mar 1, 2019

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From the Dean: The Crisis of Our Knee-Jerk #MoralOutrage

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Two different protest marches, a favorite Civil Rights strategy for awakening the conscience of Americans, collided with a third public demonstration and set in motion an example of the very racial, ethnic, religious and political prejudice and hate that Dr. King spent his life fighting.
Jan 31, 2019

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Faculty Profile: Rebecca Cobb, Ph.D., LMFT

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Rebecca Cobb, Ph.D., LMFT, is Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator in Seattle University’s Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy program. Since she began teaching at SU in 2014, Dr. Cobb has published on topics such as intimate partner violence, spirituality, and ethics in couples and family therapy.
Jan 31, 2019

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Gathering First Fruits Summit

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The School of Theology and Ministry was invited to a large national Lilly Endowment Inc. gathering on January 16-18, 2019, that discussed a raft of funded projects dealing with the economic issues facing seminaries, congregations, denominations, seminary student debt, and ministerial retirement plans. The School’s new Leadership in Faith and Economics (LIFE) was prominently showcased in the 700-person gathering, which was called the Gathering First Fruits Summit.
Jan 30, 2019

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In Remembrance: Rev. Dr. Gláucia Vasconcelos Wilkey

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School of Theology and Ministry beloved liturgical faculty member and theologian, Rev. Dr. Gláucia Vasconcelos Wilkey, passed away last month after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Gláucia helped promote STM’s worship policy and practice, and assisted with the establishment of the Ecumenical Chapel in Campion Hall.
Jan 30, 2019

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