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Jay Michaelson, Affiliated Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, considers the visceral reaction many–including himself–experienced while watching the burning of Notre Dame. Rooted in the practice of mindfulness, Michaelson consider why we experience such emotional reaction and what, if any, they […]
“To acquire the resilience necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing world, pastors need people, practices and purpose, says the director of the Resilient Leaders Project.” Check out the pdf attachment to learn more
Are you ordained UCC clergy? Or are you on an ordination track with the UCC? If so, CTS is hosting UCC national staff members Stephen Boyd and Malcolm Himschoot on April 10 and 11 to unpack the newly revised UCC […]
Sophy Hyde Park April 9, 2019 7:00 pm Join CTS alumni Dr. Cassie J.E.H. Trentaz (PhD ’10), Rev. Lisa Zook (MDiv ’11, STM, ‘12), and Tyler Tully (MDiv ’16) for an informal gathering at Sophy Hyde Park (1411 E 53rd […]
About the Resilience in Leadership Initiative Studies show that the first 3-5 years after seminary graduation are a crucial time for clergy across the nation. During these early years, ministers are more likely to drop out of their vocations than […]
White Privilege: Let’s Talk—A Resource for Transformational Dialogue is an adult curriculum from the United Church of Christ that’s designed to invite church members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race. Contents include the Curriculum and […]
The saying, “If she can’t see it, she can’t be it,” speaks to the importance of introducing girls to female role models, especially in areas where women’s accomplishments were often overlooked or minimized such as in science, mathematics, and technology. […]
Rev. Dr. Lori Baldwin (DMin ’18) will lead a series will examining the exclusionary and patriarchal attitudes of the church toward women in ministry and leadership positions. How do we affirm and encourage women’s growth in the ministry and the […]
It is hard to believe that a few weeks after ending the longest government shutdown in our country’s history, we are facing the possibility of yet another one this week. While we all watch and wait to see if our […]
What can DNA tell us about our “identity,” and – more significantly – what can’t it? This post reflects on the relationship between DNA testing, settler-colonial norms, and racial apartheid in the United States and beyond…
Stranger Things, the Netflix television series of the summer, has captivated audiences with its imaginative storytelling and nostalgic nods to the paranormal thrillers of the 1980’s. The show’s originators, the Duff brothers, originally envisioned the series under the title of […]
The study of trauma, memory, and affect has seen signiﬁcant growth across many academic disciplines in recent decades, as can be witnessed by a ﬂurry of recent publications. Rebecca Wittmann (2012) ex-amines the role of public trials and how they […]