Theology

I’m Going to the Parliament – Taking the SCUPE Course!

I’m Going to the Parliament – Taking the SCUPE Course!

   Nikki Blanks is a third year seminary student at McCormick Theological Seminary. She recently took a SCUPE course and is currently interning at the SCUPE office to raise money for other students to join her at the Parliament 2015 Course.      With great anticipation, I am preparing for an […]

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Religious Conversion: Religion Scholars Thinking Together

Religious Conversion: Religion Scholars Thinking Together

I am very pleased to announce the publication of Religious Conversion: Religion Scholars Thinking Together (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), a book of essays by several eminent religion scholars, which I edited. For a period of ten years, a group of 15-18 these religion scholars from around the world representing five major religions […]

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Dr. Shanta Premawardhana with Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land, and Rev. Barbara Rudolph of the Church of Rhineland in Germany.

Contextual Theology in Israel and Palestine

Photo: Dr. Shanta Premawardhana with Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land, and Rev. Barbara Rudolph of the Church of Rhineland in Germany. About 30 Jewish and Christian leaders from Israel, Palestine, Germany and the USA met last week in Beit-Jala in the West […]

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Solidarity Partnerships and Religious Hybridity

Solidarity Partnerships and Religious Hybridity

The Alliance of Baptists, at its Annual Gathering in Atlanta, April 17-19, 2015 celebrated 25 years of solidarity partnership with the Fraternidad Iglesias Bautistas de Cuba.  Rev. Paco Rodas, eminent church leader from Cuba, suggested that the Alliance should take credit for the new relationship between the US and Cuba, which […]

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Rev. Dr. Shanta Premwardhana with Ms. Irma Cornier at SCUPEs 2014 Graduation

Potential Chicago Alderman turns to SCUPE for education on serving in an urban community

Irma Cornier has always felt the call to serve others. When asked of this vocation, she will say, simply “I have a heart to serve… it’s part of my character, embedded in my DNA.” As Irma began to seek further education on how to best serve in an urban setting, […]

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