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Drew Theological School

Greetings from the Dean

Jeffrey Kuan

Jeffrey Kuan
It's the start of the spring semester here at Drew Theological School. As I celebrate my first year as Dean, I am grateful to be a part of this welcoming community, in which students, faculty, staff, and alumni incarnate what it means to be Christian leaders, pastors, teacher-scholars, and servants to the community at home and across the globe. (more)
Fund for DREW

Did you know that 99% of all Drew Theological School students receive financial aid? Our students are the recipients of nearly $6.5 million in scholarships, grants, and other forms of support. Our ability to meet their needs -- and ensure that they have the opportunity to cultivate their gifts as our future pastors, teachers, scholars, and leaders -- is made possible, in large measure, by the generous philanthropic support of our alumni and friends. Make a gift today and help us continue to give the gift of ministry and theology.

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Report from the Center for Christianities in Global Contexts

The Center for Christianities in Global Contexts supports research, reflection, and engagement of Christianity in its vastly diverse expressions around the globe. Shaping our mission is the conviction that there is an urgent need to better understand the forces of both globalization and pluralism that shape Christianity today. Now in its fifth year, the Center is abuzz with activity. (more)


Alumni News

  LyghtDecember 31, 2011, marked the official retirement of the Rev. Dr. Ernest Shaw Lyght, a graduate of Drew Theological School's class of 1968, as a bishop of the United Methodist Church. Growing up in a Methodist parsonage, Bishop Lyght has dedicated his life to the church and serves as a shining example for all alumni and students. (more)  
  Student Update
Gaius Charles T'11
 Gaius Charles

The storyline seems too implausible, even for Hollywood: Promising young actor, his star on the rise after three seasons on a hit TV show, puts his career on hold to enroll in a seminary in Madison, N.J. Yeah, right. (more)

  Student Update
Kelly Lee C'08, T'12

Kelly Lee's life is about to come full circle. Born in Korea, raised and educated in New Jersey, the 26-year-old Master of Divinity student is about to return to Korea for a semester of study at Methodist Theological University in Seoul. She's also replaying her own father's personal history - in reverse. (more)

  Faculty Update
Otto Maduro

Our own Otto Maduro 2012 President of the American Academy of Religion! (more)

  Alumni Update
Charles Aye-Addo G'02, T'08, T'11

An epiphany set the course of Charles Aye-Addo's life as a scholar, minister, educator and now --after earning his PhD in Theology at Drew this year-- founder of a higher education institute in his homeland of Ghana.



Special News: The Fire at Seminary Hall

Tipple-Vosburgh 2011

Each year, the Tipple-Vosburgh Lectures feature distinguished scholars and theologians who energize the shared community of the Drew Theological School and the Graduate Division of Religion (GDR). (more)

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TTC XI: Divinanimality: Creaturely Theology

Drew's Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium began in 2001. The formula was simple but effective: settle on a topic that pushes the envelope of contemporary theological discourse; invite a dozen or so scholars associated with that topic to Drew; seat them around a table with Drew faculty who pursue related research; and discuss pre-circulated papers in a public forum with opportunities for audience participation. (more)


Prisons and P.R.E.P. Unite University

In summer of 2007, when Deans Beach and Yardley decided to take a chance on piloting the Partnership for Religion and Education in Prisons (PREP) concept as presented by recent graduate Margaret Atkins (T '07), they had no idea what they were setting in motion. Recently one student commented, "PREP is one of the best programs we have here at the Theo School." (more)


TSA Update

This fall the Theological Student Association welcomed two new caucuses to our community: SPECTRUM provides support for LGBTQQIA students while encouraging and challenging the school to be open and welcoming of all people, and MA focuses on the needs of students in the Masters of Art program. How blessed and enriched our community will continue to be with the additions of these caucuses. (more)

Upcoming Events


Lifelong Learning

Don't miss the Spring 2012 Lifelong Learning Series: Classes without Quizzes and Seminary Saturdays.


Nouwen Lecture

The Henri J. M. Nouwen Lecture in Classical Christian Spirituality: Featuring Enuma Okoro


Morton Lecture

Nelle K. Morton Lecture and the Women's & Gender Studies Visiting Scholar: Featuring Dr. Bettye Collier-Thomas


Korean Caucus Lecture

Featuring Dr. Joonki Kin


Inaugural Bard Thompson Lecture

Hymns Making Sense: Learning from Charles Wesley


An Evening of Shalom

Newark, NJ
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Hispanic Lecture in Religion and Theology

Featuring Mayra Rivera


Holy Land Trip

Professors Herbert Huffmon and Carl Savage invite you to join us in a 12-day visit/study course under the auspices of the Jerusalem Institute for Biblical Exploration.


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