Spring 2002
Volume 6 Number 3
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Make Way…the British Are Coming!
On Sunday, December 30, 2001, the Princeton Seminary campus was invaded by troops of the British Crown Forces for the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Princeton. While the reenactment itself took place at nearby Princeton Battlefield State Park, these troops assembled on the grounds of the Seminary and marched one and a half miles to the battlefield, coinciding with the original routes traveled.
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Resilient Leaders Needed for Demanding Times
“Moses doesn’t always succeed as a leader, but he’s a great model because he tries different things…,” said Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg during the closing session of a recent two-day continuing education event titled “Resilient Leadership: What Clergy Need to Know to Lead Today.”
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Faculty Publications
Donald Capps wrote Giving Counsel: A Minister’s Guidebook (Chalice Press, 2001) and contributed a chapter to The Spirituality of Men: Sixteen Christians Write about Their Faith (Fortress Press, 2002), edited by P.L. Culbertson.
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Trustee News
Trustee emeritus Raymond I. Lindquist died on October 5, 2001. Lindquist earned a Bachelor of Theology from PTS in 1933, was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1934, and went on to serve in several congregations, including as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Hollywood, California, from 1953 to 1971.
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PTS Honors and Is Honored by Artist Jacob Landau
In a poignant tribute, surrounded by his friends and his forceful lithographs, Princeton Seminary honored artist Jacob Landau on December 7, 2001, in the Erdman Gallery. The gallery had mounted an exhibit of Landau’s art, titled “Unlimited Possibilities,” from October 29 through December 7.
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Theological Books Needed for Seminaries in Madagascar
The Reverend Deborah Brincivalli, an alum of the Seminary (Class of 1985 M.Div. and 1995 D.Min.), is on a mission to collect theological books on behalf of the Synod of the Northeast’s partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar.
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Upcoming Alumni/ae Events
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PTS Alum Carries Olympic Flame through Princeton
The Reverend Darrell Armstrong, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, New Jersey, was chosen by the U.S. Olympic Committee as one of 11,500 people to have the honor of carrying the three-pound Olympic torch as it made its way on a two-month journey to the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Dining Hall Staff Honored with “Moment of Appreciation”
When PTS’s cafeteria workers entered the Main Lounge for a “mandatory staff meeting” last December, they were certain they were in the wrong place. But, to their surprise, the decorations, the refreshments, and the crowd gathered in a standing ovation were all in their honor.
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Honoring Those Who Paved the Way:
PTS Celebrates Black History Month
Princeton Seminary celebrated Black History Month with song, worship, art, and food. A month-long series of events organized by the Association of Black Seminarians honored the contributions of African American preachers, musicians, and citizens.
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Valuable Print Collection Gift to PTS
“We’re going to have one of the largest collections in the country of prints of leading Christian figures,” said William Harris, librarian for archives and special collections, upon James R. Tanis’s gift of his print collection (which also includes woodcuts, etchings, and steel engravings) to the Seminary libraries.
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Consultation Inaugurates Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology
Princeton Seminary inaugurated its new Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology with a consultation on February 2.
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Alum Lectures
Obery Hendricks, president of Payne Theological Seminary and PTS Class of 1990, presented this year’s annual Frederick Neumann Memorial Lecture. His lecture was titled “Class, Counter-Hegemony, and the Jews: Reenvisioning the Gospel of John.”
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Faculty and Staff Accolades
Sheila and Steve Cardone (Steve is director of housing and auxiliary services) welcomed a new son, Andrew Stephen, into the world on January 20, 2002.
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New Lectionary Commentary Takes Theological Approach to Exegesis
A new commentary on selected texts from the common lectionary has just been published by Eerdmans and Continuum. The three-volume work, The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sundays Texts, edited by Roger E. Van Harn, includes the work of a number of PTS faculty and alumni/ae.
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Artistic Pathways
Ley Breuel exhibited her work in Princeton’s Erdman Gallery in December and January. Her show, titled “Making Paths,” expressed her interest in representing the paths of human life, “some replete with roots, fear, stumbling stones, steep climbs; others alive with peace, compassion, and comfort.”
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Rehabbing a House in Princeton
Not all ministry is about commentaries and communion cups. About 40 Princeton students and staff ministered with hammers and saws one Saturday a month from October through April as they helped rehab a house on Leigh Avenue in Princeton, in partnership with the Trenton-area Habitat for Humanity.
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Darrell Guder Joins PTS Faculty
Darrell L. Guder, recently appointed as PTS’s Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology, is teaching his first semester of classes at Princeton this spring. His two courses are “Foundations of Missional Theology” and “Ecumenical Approaches to Mission in the Twentieth Century.”
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Special Bible Exhibit on Display at Seminary’s Luce Library
A special Bible exhibit is currently on display, through May 1, at Princeton Seminary’s Luce Library Exhibit Hall. The display, “An Exhibit on the Making of the NRSV Bible,” contains materials from the National Council of Churches relating to work of the Standard Bible Committee.
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Flu Shots
In hopes of a healthy winter season, 115 PTS students, faculty, and staff went to Mackay Auditorium in December to get flu shots.  It's not clear whether all participants were as fearless before the needle as was John Gilmore, vice president for business affairs.


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