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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.…

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

Seminary Students Address Challenges Facing Women in Church & Society

“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…

Doctor Bartholomew's Christian Ethics class meets at Saint Paul School of Theology

Uplifting the Least of These: A Christian Approach to Economic Justice

“Our current economic system does not follow the teachings of Christ…” That is a key understanding when drawing a connection between Christian ethics and economic justice, according to Corey Shirey. Shirey is Executive Director and Campus Minister for the Wesley Foundation at Southwest Oklahoma State University. He is also a student in the Master of…

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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…