Disciples News Service

Category: Higher Education

Woodruff takes larger role with HELM

Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) welcomed Rev. Hollie Woodruff as director of HELM undergraduate student programs August 1. As director of undergraduate programs, Woodruff will resource the HELM Leadership Fellows and develop a revised program for the 2012-2013 academic year. “We are thrilled that Hollie is willing to expand her work with our ministry,” […]

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Posted on August 7, 2012
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, People, Young Adult, Youth
National Convocation rejoices at 22nd Biennial Session

Following in the steps of Habakkuk through valleys to high places, the theme of the 22nd Biennial Session was “…Yet I will Rejoice”.  From the opening by President Rev. Dale Braxton to the address by Rev. Dr. Timothy James, associate general minister and administrative secretary of the National Convocation, to the closing worship, the theme […]

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Disciple joins Builders of Beloved Community group

Chapman University senior Alyxandra “Aly” Gideon attended the annual Leaders in Ministry conference in Nashville in June as an Undergraduate Fellowship recipient. The conference is sponsored by the Fund for Theological Education. The only recipient affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Gideon was joined by more than 75 other participants who discussed and […]

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Posted on July 16, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Higher Education, People, Young Adult, Youth
New resources now available to advance theological thinking about new media

The New Media Project at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York has published six theological essays and four sets of recommendations about using social media in ministerial, congregational, and institutional settings. The material—located under the Findings tab on the project website —provides a resource for religious leaders seeking to interpret new media in creative and theological ways. In the midst […]

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Posted on June 19, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Higher Education, Resources, Young Adult, Youth
Christian Theological Seminary names vice president and dean

Edwin David Aponte, Ph.D., has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Christianity and Culture at Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) in Indianapolis. Dr. Aponte brings to CTS a background that blends scholarship, service and vision with a focus on multiculturalism and the church. He most recently served […]

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Posted on June 5, 2012
Filed under: Higher Education, People
Michael Kinnamon joins Seattle school

Michael Kinnamon will be joining Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry (STM) for the next three years as the Spehar-Halligan Visiting Professor of Ecumenical Collaboration in Interreligious Dialogue, beginning August 2012. Dr. Kinnamon has long been a friend of the School of Theology and Ministry, as one of its consultants for the school’s intentional […]

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Posted on May 16, 2012
Filed under: Higher Education, People
Disciples Divinity House receives Renewal Grant from Lilly Endowment

Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt has received a five-year, $456,000 renewal grant from Lilly Endowment for the “Congregational Immersion Project.” The program, part of the Endowment’s Transition-into-Ministry initiative, is designed to enhance graduates’ long-term success in congregations by focusing on the critical transition from School to first full-time ministry. The first project began in 2006. […]

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Posted on May 1, 2012
Filed under: Higher Education
Dean Daisy Machado, Union Theological Seminary, receives El Diario Destacadas Award

Each year El Diario/La Prensa honors some of the New York City area’s most successful and influential Latinas making great strides in corporate, business, entertainment, sports and community arenas. This year the publication honored Rev. Dr. Daisy Machado, dean of academic affairs and professor of church history at Union Theological Seminary. The El Diario article […]

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Posted on April 17, 2012
Filed under: Higher Education, People