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Imagining the Future of Theological Education
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Imagining the Future of Theological Education

Six conversations with leading thinkers about the impact of theological education on the church and the world.

Co-hosts:


DAVID MELLOTT
Rev. Dr. David M. Mellott began his tenure as Christian Theological Seminary’s seventh president in July, 2019. He previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean, and Professor of Theological Formation at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, PA. An ordained minister with the United Church of Christ, Mellott also serves CTS as Professor of Theological Formation.
DEB MULLEN
Rev. Dr. Deborah F. Mullen served Columbia Theological Seminary until her retirement in 2018 as Executive Vice President, Dean of Faculty, and Associate Professor of American Christianity and Black Church Studies. Mullen is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with considerable leadership experience in both the church and the academy.

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Episodes:

 

Episode 1: Joanne Rodriquez and Stephen Lewis
A conversation with Rev. Joanne Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Hispanic Theological Initiative located at Princeton Theological Seminary, and Rev. Stephen Lewis, President of the Forum for Theological Exploration in Atlanta, bringing together diverse perspectives on theological education in America today.

 

Episode 2: Christian Scharen and Gregory Smith
A conversation with Dr. Christian Sharen, Interim Pastor at St. Lydia’s Dinner Church in Brooklyn, NY, and Dr. Gregory Smith, Vice President of Applied Research, Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. bringing together diverse perspectives on theological education in America today.

 

Episode 3: Frank Yamada and Rachel Mikva
A conversation with Rev. Dr. Frank Yamada, Executive Director of the Association of Theological Schools, located in Pittsburgh, and Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva, Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman Chair and Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, and Sr. Faculty Fellow of the InterReligious Institute, Chicago Theological Seminary, bringing together diverse perspectives on theological education in America today.

 

Episode 4: Fernando Cascante and Sarah Drummond
A conversation with Rev. Dr. Fernando Cascante, Executive Director of The Association for Hispanic Theological Education in Orlando & Rev. Dr. Sarah Drummond, Founding Dean of Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT, bringing together diverse perspectives on theological education in America today.

 

Episode 5: Michael Gilligan and Boyung Lee
A conversation with Dr. Michael Gilligan, President Emeritus of the Henry Luce Foundation in New York City & Dr. Boyung Lee, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Illiff School of Theology in Denver, bringing together diverse perspectives on theological education in America today.

 

Episode 6: Matthew Wesley Williams and Teresa Delgado
A conversation with Rev. Matthew Wesley Williams, President of Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, & Dr. Teresa Delgado, Professor of Religion and Ethics at Iona College, Chair of the Religious Studies Department, and Program Director of Peace and Justice Studies at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, bringing together diverse perspectives on theological education in America today.