Black History Month
Black History Month explored the theme “From Chaos Back to Community: Challenges for the Black Church Today.” At the opening worship service, Cain Hope Felder, professor of New Testament at Howard University School of Divinity, dared his listeners to search for the African presence in the Bible and examine its significance.
“Fit” for Ministry
Walking the labyrinth, having a massage,
eating a “healthy foods” dinner: these were just some of the experiences
PTSers had during the Seminary’s fourth annual Festival for Fitness in
Church musicians, pastors, Christian educators, and those interested in the intersection of theology and the arts gathered on campus in February for “Faces of Mary,” a two-day presentation of lectures, poetry, and music in celebration and remembrance of the mother of God.
Future of the Organ
Worship services and recitals by well-known artists formed the heart of “The Organ in Christian Worship,” a colloquium held at Princeton February 4-6 for organists, pastors, theologians, liturgists, and organ builders.
Youth Ministry Audio Journal
In January Princeton Seminary’s Institute for Youth Ministry published
Cloud of Witnesses, the first volume of an audio journal (on CD) on youth, church, and culture. The journal includes interviews, sermons, teaching ideas, and conversations with young people.
Faith-based Initiatives Debated at PTS
The hot topic of faith-based initiatives and charitable choice was the focus of an April panel and lectureship at PTS. James W.
Skillen, president of the
Center for Public Justice in Washington, D.C., an organization that advised President Bush on the establishment of the new White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives, delivered the annual Abraham Kuyper Lecture, titled “A Kuyperian Moment for the Church in God’s World.”
Faculty and Staff Publications
PTS Book Sale Helps Overseas Seminaries
The Seminary’s annual book sale raised $20,555, which will be donated to seminaries and Christian colleges around the world.
Seeking the Female Face of God
This year’s Women in Church and Ministry lecturer,
Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, distinguished professor of theology at Fordham
University, presented PTS with new ideas for how to speak about God in her lecture, “Women Imaging God.”
Rhee-Connecting in Korea and the U.S.
Syngman Rhee, the moderator of the 212th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), began his visit to the PTS campus in March by recalling the close relationship Princeton has had with the church in Korea.
Seventy pastors gathered in Princeton to hear four of preaching’s best talk about their art in the second biennial PTS Festival of Preaching in March.
Commemorating WW II
Japanese American Internment
More than 120,000 Japanese Americans (two-thirds of whom were U.S.-born American citizens) were imprisoned in American concentration camps between 1942 and 1946 as a result of Executive Order 9066, which was signed on February 19, 1942.
Faculty and Staff Accolades
Robert Boyd Munger, PTS M.Div.
graduate in 1936 and Seminary trustee from 1967 to 1970, died February 16 in
Pasadena, California. He was ninety years old.
PTS Corner of History: Princeton’s Children and Einstein
William Harris, librarian for archives and special collections
recounts stories of Albert Einstein's interaction with local children.
Palestinian poet Suheir Hammad visited the PTS campus under the sponsorship of the Association of Black Seminarians and the Women’s Center to read her poetry. This poem, “Land Holy,” concluded the evening.