Saint Paul Secures Transformational $1 Million Grant

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Saint Paul School of Theology has received a grant of $1,065,405 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish Pause/Play Center for Preachers.  The program is being funded through Lilly Endowment’s Compelling Preaching Initiative. The aim of the initiative is to foster and support preaching that inspires, encourages and guides people to come to know and…

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The Origins of “Chapel”

The origins of “chapel” are interesting, to say the least.  Do you know the origin story? “Chapel” came to describe a space for worship that is part of a larger church or set aside for special services in the early 13th century.  Some say the word chapel, which means “little cape” in Latin, refers to the…

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Simmons Appointed Next President of Saint Paul

The Board of Trustees at Saint Paul School of Theology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jay Simmons as the new president effective January 2, 2024. The board finds Dr. Simmons to have the depth of strategic planning, accreditation acumen, and capital campaign leadership necessary to move Saint Paul into its next phase. Dr.…

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Seminary Students Address Challenges Facing Women in Church & Society

Saint Paul students in the Women Society and Church Studies specialization acknowledge Thursdays in Black

“The challenges women face, although there have been improvements, are relatively the same as they have been for centuries.” That’s the observation of one student in the Women, Society and Church Studies concentration at Saint Paul School of Theology. Available to students in the Master of Divinity and Master of Christian Ministry programs, the specialization…

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Rev. Dr. Heesung Hwang Joins Saint Paul Faculty

Saint Paul School of Theology is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Heesung Hwang as Assistant Professor of Christian Religious Education. Dr. Hwang earned her Ph.D. in Christian Education and Congregational Studies from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2019. She holds a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary; a certificate in TESOL (Teaching…

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Bishop Delores Williamston to Make Keynote Address at Commencement

Saint Paul School of Theology is honored to share the news that Bishop Delores J. Williamston of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church will offer the keynote address during Commencement on Friday, May 12, 2023.  During Commencement, Bishop Williamston will also receive the 2023 Distinguished Graduate Award.  Following a twenty-two-year career in the…

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Dr. Jacob Randolph Joins Saint Paul Faculty as Assistant Professor of History of Christianity

Saint Paul School of Theology is pleased to announce that Dr. Jacob Randolph has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of History of Christianity. Dr. Randolph earned his Ph.D. in the History of Christianity (Reformation Studies) in 2022 from Baylor University. He holds a Master of Arts degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Church History…

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Spiritual Formation Deepens Our Connection to God

Participants holding hands during a spiritual formation retreat

Every aspect of our lives is spiritual, and so everything we do forms (or deforms) us spiritually. – Dr. Jim Brandt, Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology (Spiritual Formation Retreat syllabus, 2018)   Spiritual formation requires focused intentionality to conduct our lives, both personally and collectively, as the image and likeness of God.  According to Dr. Sharon…

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