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Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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DATES for the Pilgrimage of Conscience

A spiritual journey for the seminary community to the new Lynching Memorial & Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, and to Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, will be led by Maria Erling, Professor of Modern Church History, and John Largen, Adjunct Professor of Christian Spirituality, on Monday-Thursday, January 7-10, 2019.
In a time of renewed debate over racism, these two unique sites are powerful reminders to us of both the depth of human sin and the height of God’s grace, of the ugliness of hate and the beauty of the church’s determination to demonstrate God’s love. Introductions can be found at and
Our plans are economical and simple: pilgrims will rendezvous at the Atlanta airport on Monday, drive by rental vans to Montgomery and Americus, and stay at retreat centers. Returning to Atlanta on Thursday, we will visit the MLK Jr. Center, before departing for home.
Students, faculty, staff, board members and alumni/ae are invited to become pilgrims. The sign-up deadline is October 15th.
If you’re interested, please contact Dr. Erling ( or Dr. Largen (

Jobs link

Check the jobs link on the right for new employment opportunities.

Mailroom Hours

The mailroom on the Gettysburg Campus will be operating with limited hours during the week of July 2nd – 6th, and closed on July 4th.
Mail will be sorted and distributed to mailboxes as normal and parcels may be picked up between 10:00am – Noon
Please have all outgoing mail in the outgoing box by 3:30pm for processing.

Help needed for Brewfest

Help is needed for the Brewfest to be held on the Gettysburg campus on August 18. Pay is $10/hour.
Areas where help is needed:
*Set-up Crew; setting up of signs, chairs, tables, etc.
*Admission entrance – scanning tickets, giving wrist bands and handing out glasses
* Working at the Merchandise tent, selling t-shirts, etc.
Contact Wendy Mizenko at

Graduating Students and Students leaving Campus for the Summer

Gettysburg Campus students, before you leave campus please be sure to stop by the mailroom to return your mailbox key. Please also submit your new address by e-mail to so that your first class mail may be forwarded on to your new location.
Graduating and non-returning students should also return their ID cards so that they may be cleaned and reused. Interns and returning students should keep their ID’s.

A Word about Registering for Bible Courses

As a reminder and clarification to MDiv students: Among the required courses in Bible in the current curriculum, there is a Bible Elective and a Bible at the Crossroads (=BibleX) elective. The Bible elective attends closely to a biblical or Bible-related text with primary attention to its original context. (E.g., Romans; Hebrew; Dead Sea Scrolls; OT in the NT.) The BibleX elective uses a biblical text as a basis for study but extends beyond the biblical context and integrates it with modern or practical concerns. (E.g., Job and Human Suffering; Acts: The Early Church and the Church Today; Paul, Women and the Authority of Scripture.) The academic catalog notes: “As this [BibleX] is a signature biblical course, normally students would take this course after they have successfully completed their other biblical course requirements.” This would usually mean that the BibleX course is taken during the last year of study. Note, however, that any BibleX course can be used to satisfy the general Bible Elective at any time.

Upcoming Events

Sat 21

Theological Education with Youth

July 21 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Sun 22

Theological Education with Adults

July 22 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Oct 19

The Weekend – Gettysburg Campus

October 19 - October 20

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