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.
Most of us in the United States live in a bubble of comfortable ideas, concepts, and familiar faces and experiences. In and of itself, this is no great insight. Sociologists refer to people’s pattern of seeking out similarities in mates, friends, peer groups, professions, and neighborhoods, as “homophily,” the tendency to cluster around beliefs, values, attitudes, political preferences or socio-economic status. This tendency is particularly true in the United States. As Derek Thompson describes the social networks of our nation’s 326 million people: “America is bubbles, all the way down.”
Jun 30, 2018
For twenty years, Mark Lloyd Taylor has made his professional home at the School of Theology and Ministry. He has taught over a dozen different courses in the areas of systematic (or: “patternistic”) theology and worship. Mark enjoys journeying alongside students as they integrate their theological standpoints, ministerial identities, and spiritual practices. This happens, especially, in MDiv Synthesis and the DMin program where he co-teaches the project seminars with Dr. Sharon Henderson Callahan and chairs or has chaired six doctoral projects.
Jun 30, 2018
Missy Trull is a recent graduate from our Master of Divinity – Chaplaincy Program. She recently shared her reflective speech at the Disciples of Christ NW Regional Assembly on her experience at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute in Switzerland.
Jun 29, 2018
The Center’s Puget Sound Interfaith Network for Public Theology concluded its pilot year with a meeting on June 13th. The gathering focused on taking stock and consulting on the next iteration of the Center’s engagement with local FBOs working on homelessness and related social issues.
Jun 27, 2018
The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs invites applications for its new Practitioner-in-Residence program. Seasoned executives from local faith-based organizations working in the area of homelessness and related social issues are encouraged to apply.
Jun 26, 2018
On Saturday, June 17, a momentous academic year came to a close as more than 1,800 students walked across the stage during Seattle University’s 99th commencement ceremonies.
Jun 18, 2018
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