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Postponement of Commencement Ceremony

Postponement of Commencement Ceremony

March 27, 2020 | In light of travel and health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, United Theological Seminary will postpone its 2020 Commencement ceremony. ...
Preaching in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

Preaching in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

March 20, 2020 | Dr. Joni Sancken | In times of uncertainty, churches can support healing when they step into the space where others retreat. ...
Meditation on Healing

Meditation on Healing

March 16, 2020 | President Kent Millard | I imagined the Risen Christ in space looking down on the 7.6 billion people on earth...breathing on all of us and saying, “Receive God's healing Holy Spirit into your lives.” ...
Trust God No Matter What

Trust God No Matter What

Feb. 21, 2020 | President Kent Millard | "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight." (Proverbs 3:5) ...
Mike Lowry Named Bishop-in-Residence

Mike Lowry Named Bishop-in-Residence

Following retirement from Central Texas Conference, Bishop Mike Lowry will become the first bishop-in-residence at United Theological Seminary. ...
Message from Dean of the Chapel: Prayer and Action

Message from Dean of the Chapel: Prayer and Action

Prayer and Action August 8, 2019 My heart is heavy as I reflect on the adversity the city of Dayton has faced in recent months. Home to United Theological Seminary and many students, faculty and staff, Dayton, Ohio, has been the source of endless media coverage these last ten weeks, from a KKK rally in ...
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted”

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted”

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted   August 5, 2019 In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 4, 2019, 24-year-old Connor Betts of Bellbrook, Ohio, opened fire on thousands of people outside bars and restaurants in the Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio. Within a minute, 9 people had been killed and 27 injured. ...
Seminary Honors Bishop J. Michael Lowry at Spring Commencement

Seminary Honors Bishop J. Michael Lowry at Spring Commencement

Seminary Honors Bishop J. Michael Lowry at Spring Commencement DAYTON, OHIO, May 21, 2019 — United Theological Seminary held its Spring Commencement on May 18, 2019, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio. The Seminary celebrated 92 women and men who have completed their theological education and are going out to serve as faithful, fruitful leaders ...
Remembering Dr. Kendall McCabe

Remembering Dr. Kendall McCabe

Remembering Dr. Kendall K. McCabe April 11, 2019 It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Dr. Kendall K. McCabe (Dec. 2, 1939 – April 11, 2019), who passed away in the early hours of April 11, 2019. For more than 30 years, Dr. McCabe served United Theological Seminary, first as Professor ...
President’s Reflections on UMC General Conference

President’s Reflections on UMC General Conference

Reflections on UMC General Conference   March 1, 2019 The Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church met in St. Louis, MO, on Feb. 23-26, 2019. This General Conference revealed how deeply divided United Methodists are over issues regarding the ordination and marriage of homosexual persons in our congregations. Consistently, 53% ...
Statement on UMC General Conference

Statement on UMC General Conference

Statement on UMC General Conference February 28, 2019 The General Conference of The United Methodist Church has concluded. It was a grueling, painful three days that demonstrated more than ever before the deep divides that inhere within The UMC. Those who attended went away with a sense of pain and loss, as did many others ...
Changes Ahead for The United Methodist Church?

Changes Ahead for The United Methodist Church?

Changes Ahead for The United Methodist Church? Many United Methodists feel like we are wandering in the wilderness as we seek to resolve our conflict over the authority of scripture and the inclusion of homosexual persons in the life and leadership of The United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Council of Bishops has called a ...
One step closer to becoming debt free

One step closer to becoming debt free

United announces sale of excess property, proceeds of which will go toward reducing the mortgage on the Seminary's campus. ...
Seminary Honors Bishop Tracy S. Malone at Spring Commencement

Seminary Honors Bishop Tracy S. Malone at Spring Commencement

United awards Bishop Malone the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree and graduates 61 students during 2018 Spring Commencement. ...
Burn the Mortgage: Working Together to Become a Debt-Free Seminary

Burn the Mortgage: Working Together to Become a Debt-Free Seminary

The Seminary continues to strive toward becoming a debt-free institution. ...
Pioneering New Legacies through Church Planting

Pioneering New Legacies through Church Planting

United alumni/ae are extending the legacy of the Church through innovative ministries in church planting. ...
Student Spotlight: Rudy Rasmus

Student Spotlight: Rudy Rasmus

Rev. Rudy Rasmus is leaving a legacy of faith to the next generation and using United's Doctor of Ministry program to help him. ...
United Honors Bishop Julius C. Trimble with Honorary Doctorate

United Honors Bishop Julius C. Trimble with Honorary Doctorate

During 2017 Advent Commencement, the Seminary graduates 45 students and awards Bishop Trimble the honorary Doctor of Divinity.
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Enrollment at United Increases for Fall 2017

Student aid opportunities and personal referrals lead to dramatic increase in new students. ...

United partners with Seminario Metodista Juan Wesley to advance Hispanic-Latino education

Seminario Metodista Juan Wesley in Mexico and United Theological Seminary are cooperating to further Hispanic-Latino theological education. ...
United to Recognize Jorge Ochoa with Honorary Doctor of Divinity

United to Recognize Jorge Ochoa with Honorary Doctor of Divinity

The Seminary celebrates Ochoa’s work with United’s Hispanic Christian Academy and his leadership in the Northwest Texas Conference. ...
United Recognizes Bishop Gregory V. Palmer with Honorary Doctor of Divinity

United Recognizes Bishop Gregory V. Palmer with Honorary Doctor of Divinity

During the 2017 Spring Commencement, the Seminary graduates 55 students and honors Bishop Gregory V. Palmer. ...
United Faculty Author Statement of Solidarity with Jewish Neighbors

United Faculty Author Statement of Solidarity with Jewish Neighbors

In light of the demonstrable uptick in anti-Semitic incidents since November, we the Christian faculty at United Theological Seminary offer this statement of solidarity with our Jewish neighbors. ...

Jesus and the Neighbor Question

In both Jesus’ teachings and the teachings of his earliest followers, care for neighbors, strangers, and enemies is fundamental. ...
Ministering in Crisis: Ferguson, MO F. Willis Johnson, D.Min. ’11

Ministering in Crisis: Ferguson, MO F. Willis Johnson, D.Min. ’11

“The best that I do, the least that I can do is to hold up my corner.” ...
Ministering in Crisis: Flint, MIDaniel Moore, M.Div. ’15

Ministering in Crisis: Flint, MIDaniel Moore, M.Div. ’15

How do you take the church outside of the four walls of its building? ...

Dr. Rob McCorkle Featured at 5th Annual Holy Spirit Seminar

The 2016 seminar offers a time of refreshing and renewal, focused on theme of "Activating Gifts of the Holy Spirit for Ministry." ...
United Dedicates Richard A. and Nancy Zimmerman Chapel

United Dedicates Richard A. and Nancy Zimmerman Chapel

The Seminary celebrated the completion of the new chapel with a special service on October 11, 2016. ...
United Theological Seminary Announces Dedication of New Chapel

United Theological Seminary Announces Dedication of New Chapel

The seminary invites public to attend dedication of the Zimmerman Chapel on October 11.
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Dr. Kent Millard Elected President

Dr. Kent Millard Elected President

United’s Board of Trustees announced on Aug. 22, 2016, the election of Dr. Kent Millard as president of the Seminary. ...

Marvin McMickle Featured at 2016 Summer Preaching Seminar

United’s Summer Preaching Seminar features President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Aug. 16-18, 2016. ...
Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Two students share how the Hispanic Christian Academy builds connections with Hispanic/Latino ministries around the US. ...

Response to Shootings in Dallas, Baton Rouge and St. Paul

A prayer of lament for all who are grieving violence and evil.
Krueger Teaching Chapel open for prayer Friday, July 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. ...
United Honors Rev. Dr. Mike Slaughter at Spring Commencement

United Honors Rev. Dr. Mike Slaughter at Spring Commencement

The Dayton, OH, seminary graduates 75 students and awards alumnus Mike Slaughter the honorary Doctor of Divinity. ...
Dr. Luther Oconer Receives Exemplary Teacher Award

Dr. Luther Oconer Receives Exemplary Teacher Award

Assistant Professor of United Methodist Studies honored as one of GBHEM's Exemplary Teachers of 2015-2016. ...
Alumni/ae on the Frontlines

Alumni/ae on the Frontlines

Working toward transformation and liberation in response to social turmoil
By Rev. Dr. Robert C. Scott '97, special contributor ...
Hispanic Christian Academy Expands Partnerships

Hispanic Christian Academy Expands Partnerships

Growing program partners with North Georgia and West Michigan conferences of The UMC to equip Hispanic/Latino lay leaders. ...
United Alumnus a Candidate for Bishop in the AME Zion Church

United Alumnus a Candidate for Bishop in the AME Zion Church

Rev. Dr. Lester A. McCorn, D.Min. alumnus of United Theological Seminary, is a candidate for Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. ...
United Theological Seminary Ranks among Fastest-Growing Seminaries in North America

United Theological Seminary Ranks among Fastest-Growing Seminaries in North America

A recent report from the Association of Theological Schools shows the Ohio seminary to be one of the 12 fastest-growing in the last five years. ...

Seminary Students and Staff Visit Selma to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Protest

Seminary students gain new appreciation for civil rights struggles of the past and progress that continues to be made in the present. ...
United Students Travel to Cuba, Israel and Palestine

United Students Travel to Cuba, Israel and Palestine

Master’s degree students from United Theological Seminary travelled internationally this month as part of the Seminary’s Contextual Theology and Immersion Program. ...
United Alumna Named Chief Strategist for Vital Congregations

United Alumna Named Chief Strategist for Vital Congregations

Congratulations to Rev. Sara B. Thomas ’04, who joined the staff of Discipleship Ministries on Dec. 1 as Chief Strategist for Vital Congregations. ...
2014 Alumni/ae Awards

2014 Alumni/ae Awards

United Theological Seminary alumni/ae, guests and staff gathered on October 14, 2014 at the Annual Alumni/ae Awards Banquet for the presentation of Alumni/ae Awards and induction of new members into the Eckels Society. ...

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

As many churches nationwide are working to improve their ministries with people with disabilities, United Theological Seminary student Zach Holler is leading the way in Dayton, OH. ...
Step by Step

Step by Step

Stepping Stones Ranch helps at-risk youth take steps toward a brighter future
By Rachel Hurley, Special Contributor ...
United Methodist Denominational Courses Now Offered in Spanish

United Methodist Denominational Courses Now Offered in Spanish

United is now offering United Methodist denominational requirements in the Spanish language in a fully online format.
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“But O! Who Shall Convert Me?”

Last June I was blessed to travel to Mozambique ...
UMC Ruling for Online Courses

UMC Ruling for Online Courses

UMC Ruling for Online Courses United celebrates the forward step taken by the UM University Senate on January 27, 2011, with regard to United Methodist Distance Learning. The Senate has ruled: 1. That UM candidates for ordination may take up to two-thirds of their required degree work online at a United Methodist seminary that offers ...
Rebounding from Crisis, United is Among Fastest-Growing Theological Schools in U.S.

Rebounding from Crisis, United is Among Fastest-Growing Theological Schools in U.S.

People have to respond to God’s call in their lives in their own way ...
United Launches Hispanic Christian Academy

United Launches Hispanic Christian Academy

President Wendy Deichmann and Dean David Watson signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Global Empowerment Ministries ...

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