Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon
In the next three weeks, Dr. Kinnamon will be presenting a paper, "Ecumenical Convergence on Issues of Peace and Justice," for the Northwest Association for Theological Discussion, as well as giving the address at Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry's Interfaith Harmony Week banquet, and speaking about his new book, Can a Renewal Movement Be Renewed: Questions for the Future of Ecumenism, due to be published by Eerdmans in March or April, also available at this year's Search for Meaning Book Festival.? His speech at the World Council of Churches' Tenth Assembly last November, "New Contours of Ecumenism in the Twenty-First Century," has been published in the latest issue of Ecumenical Trends.
Dr. Christie Eppler
Dr. Eppler was nominated by Dr. Callahan for the Association of Theological Schools' Mid-career Faculty Roundtable Seminar in March 2014. Dr. Eppler came to the school as an already seasoned faculty member and yet has engaged the process of discovering how to even more deeply integrate theological understanding, spiritual and ministerial formation within the therapeutic environment--given the diverse cultural, ecumenical and interreligious environment of the school.
Jennifer Daughtery, Alissa Newton & John Forman
All three Master of Divinity students were ordained on December 21st to the Transitional Diaconate within the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia by Bishop Greg Rickel.??
On November 24th, Master of Divinity student Alissa Newton presented a paper at the national Society of Biblical Literature conference in Baltimore. The paper was titled ?The Race Born Blind: Jesus? healing of the blind man in John as an anti-racist text of hope and promise.? The paper was well received and is being considered for publication. From January 15-26, Alissa has been on pilgrimage with Eliacin Rosario-Cruz and 2013 Master of Divinity Alumnus Alfredo Feregrino on a twelve-day journey to Israel with Episcopal Bishop Rickel and others.
Current Master of Arts in Relationship & Pastoral Therapy student, Rick Grant, has published an award-winning book entitled "Inspired: Churches of Seattle" with photography by Lara Swimmer. Elliott Bay Bookstore is hosting Rick at a booksigning this Friday evening, January 24 at 7:00pm.