Sewanee Professor to Speak at Newman Canonization

September 20, 2019
As the Catholic Church's canonization of John Henry Newman approaches, a professor from the School of Theology, the Rev. Dr. Benjamin King, will be front and center.

Clay Matthews to Receive an Honorary Degree

September 12, 2019
The University of the South will celebrate Foundation Day on Friday, Sept. 20, and will bestow three honorary degrees.

Confederate Symbols & Episcopal Churches Workshop: Tools for Leading Change

August 30, 2019
"Confederate Symbols & Episcopal Churches: Tools for Leading Change," a pilot workshop developed to equip Episcopal clergy with tools for reconciling Confederate symbols in their parishes, will take place on the campus of the University of the South from Nov. 5–7, 2019.

2019 SUMMA Theological Debate Camp

July 17, 2019
The resolution that this year's campers will be debating is "Civil disobedience is morally justified."

Imitating History: Selective Memory in Ritual Practice

May 15, 2019
The Rev. Canon Lizette Larson-Miller will be giving a public lecture on Wed., June 19, at 7 p.m. in Hargrove Auditorium, Hamilton Hall. She will be in Sewanee teaching a course in the Advanced Degrees Program at the School of Theology. The lecture has been made possible by the Arrington Lecture Fund.

Sewanee Ministry Collaborative Moves Forward

May 15, 2019
The planning team of leaders in ministry met on March 18, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia, to design and plan the first phase of the Sewanee Ministry Collaborative program.

2019 Convocation and Conferring of Degrees

May 15, 2019
The School of Theology closed its 2018–19 academic year with a Convocation and Conferring of Degrees on May 10, 2019, in the University of the South’s All Saints’ Chapel. The seminary presented a variety of degrees to 31 students and conferred four honorary degrees.

Awards and Prizes for the 2019 Graduating Class

April 24, 2019
Each year near the end of the Easter term, the School of Theology community gathers for a luncheon to celebrate the year and recognize outstanding achievements by members of the graduating class.

The Rt. Rev. Nicholas Baines is Bishop-in-residence

February 26, 2019
The Rt. Rev. Nicholas (Nick) Baines, bishop of Leeds in the Church of England, will be bishop-in-residence at the School of Theology, March 3–28.

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February Brings Two Fellows-in-residence to Sewanee

January 14, 2019
The Easter term brings two fellows who will reside in Sewanee from Feb. 11–22—The Rev. Dr. Stanley Runnels and the Rev. Aaron Stauffer.

Winter Convocation Features Installation and Honorary Degrees

January 14, 2019
Robert Skirving and Brian Cole will be honored at the University's Winter Convocation on Jan. 18.

Kling to Deliver Message of Hope

January 10, 2019
Dr. Sheri D. Kling, executive director of the Beecken Center, will give two presentations this spring with messages of hope.

Beecken Center Welcomes New Leadership

November 13, 2018
Kling seeks to communicate in her role at the Beecken Center—the transformative power of the Gospel through an encounter with the living God.

ATR Moves Headquarters to Sewanee

October 25, 2018
After a century in Evanston and Chicago, the Anglican Theological Review (ATR) is moving its offices to Sewanee, Tennessee.

Maria Campbell Receives the 2018 DuBose Award for Service

October 18, 2018
On Sept. 26, the 2018 DuBose Award for Distinguished Service was presented to Maria Bouchelle Campbell of Birmingham, Alabama.

Charles Marsh on Racism, Reconciliation, and Redemption

October 15, 2018
Marsh ended his lecture series by playing Bernice Reagon’s version of “Come and Go with Me (to that Land),” a gospel song from 1930. The lyrics of the song—We’re all together in that land where I’m bound, There’s no more hatred in that land—served as a poignant reminder of the hope Marsh’s work encourages us to find in both the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and in the Civil Rights Movement: the revivification of the spirit that allows us to truly comprehend the shared humanity of all people on earth, and to believe in the possibility of both redemption and reconciliation.

The Rt. Rev. Robert Skirving Elected Chancellor

October 15, 2018
The Rt. Rev. Robert Skirving, bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina, was elected the 25th chancellor of the University of the South at a meeting today of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Seminarian Melissa Howell Receives Two Awards

October 10, 2018
This is the first time in nine years that a seminarian has received both the Woods Leadership Award and the Freeman Award for Merit.

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Lilly Grant Supports Thriving in Ministry Program

October 5, 2018
The School of Theology has received a grant of $999,976 to help establish the Thriving in Ministry Mentoring and Continuing Education Program.

Strange to Receive an Honorary Degree on Founders' Day

September 18, 2018
The Most Reverend Mark Strange is the Bishop of Moray, Ross, and Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. He will receive an honorary degree during the University's Founders' Day Convocation on Oct. 12.

Sewanee Welcomes Two Fellows-in-residence This Fall

August 24, 2018
Two fellows-in-residence will call Sewanee home from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2. Each will spend their time writing on two diverse topics.

Two Million Dollar Gift Supports New School of Theology Building

July 17, 2018
Mabel Hancock Holt left a bequest of approximately $2 million to the University of the South, a gift that, because of her many contributions to church life, will be designated for the School of Theology building project.

King and MacSwain Contribute Chapters in New Book on David Brown

June 18, 2018
The Rev. Dr. Robert MacSwain, associate professor of theology, and the Rev. Dr. Benjamin King, associate professor of Church history, have both published chapters in a festschrift for David Brown.

Kling Appointed to Lead the Beecken Center

June 8, 2018
Dr. Sheri D. Kling has been appointed as the new executive director of the Beecken Center and associate dean of the School of Theology.

Stark Joins Faculty as Homiletics Instructor

May 29, 2018
David Stark, currently a doctoral candidate focusing on homiletics and Old Testament, will be the new instructor in homiletics.

2018 Convocation and Conferring of Degrees

May 11, 2018
The University of the South's 2017–18 academic year came to a close May 11 with a Convocation for the Conferring of Degrees for the School of Theology in All Saints' Chapel.

Awards and Prizes for the 2018 Graduating Class

April 26, 2018
Each year at the end of the Easter term, the School of Theology community gathers for a luncheon to celebrate the year and recognize outstanding achievements by the graduating class.

Parks Gift Advances School's Move to Central Campus

April 19, 2018
A significant gift to the School of Theology relocation project was made in memory of the Rev. Dr. Robert Parks.

Holloway to Participate in Updated Version of NRSV

April 2, 2018
Paul Holloway has been invited to participate in the updated version of the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version of the Bible).

2018 Commencement

March 28, 2018
Twenty-nine students will graduate and six honorary degrees will be awarded during the 2018 Commencement events.

Alumni Support March For Our Lives

March 27, 2018
Many of the School of Theology's alumni participated in the March 24 March for Our Lives, whether it was assembling with community members or escorting the parish's youth to marches across the country.

Trinity Cathedral Contributes to the Stronger Truer Sewanee Campaign

February 13, 2018
Trinity Cathedral of Little Rock has committed $100,000 to the building fund of the Stronger Truer Sewanee campaign.

Upper South Carolina Makes Gift to Campaign

February 13, 2018
The Diocese of Upper South Carolina made a $100,000 commitment to the Stronger Truer Sewanee Campaign for the University of the South.

Search for an Exec Director of the Beecken Center

February 1, 2018
The School of Theology of the University of the South seeks applications for the position of Executive Director of the Beecken Center.

Position in Homiletics

January 31, 2018
The School of Theology of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, invites applications for a full-time position in Homiletics to begin by Aug. 1, 2018.

STR to Publish BCP Revision Conference Papers

January 22, 2018
The Sewanee Theological Review will publish the papers presented during the conferences on the possible revision of the Book of Common Prayer.

New Publications from Brosend and Holloway

January 16, 2018
Two of the School of Theology's faculty—the Rev. Dr. William Brosend, professor of homiletics and New Testament, and Dr. Paul Holloway, University professor of classics and ancient Christianity—have recently published books.

Sewanee Welcomes Ralph Hawkins and Marc Smith as Fellows-in-residence

January 16, 2018
The Sewanee community will welcome two fellows-in-residence from Feb. 12 through 23.

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Jackson Appointed Provincial Delegate to UNCSW

November 30, 2017
Presiding Bishop Curry has named the Rev. Dr. Deborah Jackson, dean of community life, admission, and recruiment for the School of Theology as the Episcopal provincial delegate to the Anglican Communion delegation.

Serving, Supporting, and Living Large

November 20, 2017
The Lodge family history has long been interwoven with Sewanee history. Richard (“Dick”) Lodge, C’71, and Gina Lodge recently made sure that the tradition will continue through their generous support and faithful leadership.

Pommersheim Receives the Freeman Award for Merit

November 14, 2017
The School of Theology awarded this year’s Freeman Award for Merit to Hannah Pommersheim, T’19, an M.Div. student from the Diocese of Texas.

Day Receives Woods Leadership Award

November 14, 2017
The Woods Leadership Award is presented annually to a middler seminarian at the School of Theology who has successfully assumed a leadership role in the class during their junior year.

"Invite*Welcome*Connect" Becomes a Program of the School's Beecken Center

May 25, 2017
Created by Mary Parmer and developed through the Episcopal Diocese of Texas Newcomer Ministry Project, IWC is a transformational ministry that equips and empowers congregations and individuals to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness

Baldovin to Lecture on the Sacramentality of the Word

May 25, 2017
John Baldovin will give a public lecture on "The Sacramentality of the Word: An Ecumenical Approach" on June 21 at 7 p.m. in Hamilton Hall

School of Theology Announces Recipients of the Senior Academic Prizes and Awards

May 5, 2017
On May 3, the School of Theology bestowed prizes and awards to selected students during the last community lunch of the academic year.

A Convocation and Conferring of Degrees

April 7, 2017
On May 12, The School of Theology will graduate 43 seminarians and confer three honorary degrees. The service will be live-streamed via the School's website.

Craddock Conference Focuses on Preaching

March 22, 2017
In lectures, workshops, and worship, participants will explore and celebrate the legacy of the most important homiletician of our time—Fred Craddock.

Eleonore Stump to Lecture on Guilt and Forgiveness

March 14, 2017
Stump will consider the conflicting views about forgiveness on the part of the respondents in Simon Wiesenthal’s book "The Sunflower."

Easter Term Fellows-in-Residence

January 23, 2017
The School welcomes two fellows-in-residence Feb. 13–24, 2017.

Seminary Offers May Term Courses

January 19, 2017
The May Term courses offered in 2017 will address topics that do not require a full course yet merit more attention than can be given in existing courses during the academic year.

Cobb Joins School of Theology Staff

July 7, 2016
A newly created position will provide support for Contextual Education and Advanced Degrees.

School of Theology Commencement Graduates 41 Students and Confers Three Honorary Degrees

May 9, 2016
The University of the South's 2015­–16 academic year came to a close May 6 with a Convocation for the Conferring of Degrees in All Saints' Chapel.

Reconciliation Service Raises Awareness and Creates Conversation

April 21, 2016
Speakers shared personal narratives surrounding their experiences with racial issues and prejudice.

School of Theology Announces Honorary Degree Recipients

April 5, 2016
The University of the South’s School of Theology has announced its honorary degree recipients for Commencement on May 6.

April Welcomes Three Fellows-in-residence to Sewanee

April 4, 2016
Three fellows-in-residence with very diverse projects will join the School of Theology community from April 4–15.

Lilly Endowment Supports High School Students’ Faith Exploration

December 7, 2015
The University of the South’s School of Theology has received a grant of $600,000 to support the Beecken Center’s SUMMA Theological Debate Camp, established to train high-school students in theological debate.

Santa on the Mountain

November 11, 2015
Donations are being collected for the Santa on the Mountain program.

Osborne Receives the 2015 Woods Leadership Award

October 27, 2015
The School of Theology's 2015 Woods leadership Award was given to M.Div. student Jamie Lee Osborne, T’17, from the Diocese of Alabama.

Sewanee Welcomes Fellows-in-residence

October 22, 2015
The Rev. Canon John Tumwine and the Rev. Tim True arrive on the Mountain on Oct. 26.

Ryan Mails Receives Freeman Award for Merit

October 5, 2015
The School of Theology awarded the 2015 Freeman Award for Merit to Ryan Fredrick Mails, T’16, a M.Div. student from the Diocese of North Carolina.

Orientation Launches New Year

August 14, 2015
The School of Theology welcomed its new residential students on Aug. 14 with 10 days of orientation activities.

Sewanee Defined as Place of Global Orientation

July 16, 2015
The Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga gave the keynote address at the dinner for alumni and friends of the University during The Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention.

EfM Celebrates 40 Years

July 1, 2015
On June 29, 175 people, graduates and participants of EfM, gathered in Salt Lake City to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the program, now the key education and formation program of the School’s Beecken Center.