Theology

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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Pictured L to R: From Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, Rev. Dr. Manhong Lin (Dean), and Rev. Dr.Chen Yilu (Executive Vice President); and Rev. Dr. Limuel Equina, Executive Director of FTESEA. They were accompanied by Rev. Dr. H.S. Wilson.

Naming White Theology and Claiming African, Latino, Asian Inclusivity

By Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana, President, SCUPE A delegation of Asian theological Educators visited SCUPE last week. Representing the Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia (FTESEA), these theologians from China, Philippines and India shared with us some of the questions and struggles of their context. They also wanted […]

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NFL and Domestic Violence – Lessons from Jimmy Carter

NFL and Domestic Violence – Lessons from Jimmy Carter

Suddenly last week, everyone in the media was talking about domestic violence. The video of Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice beating his fiancée unconscious and dragging her out of the elevator was followed by questions swirling in the media on whether the NFL saw the video before it gave him a slap-on-the-wrist two-game suspension… Our task at SCUPE is to educate Christian seminarians, pastors, and lay leaders, to interpret our religious text properly and with integrity. If we were to take President Carter’s call seriously, we would be doing that with Muslims, Jews and members of other faiths as well.