Join us, January 22-24, 2024, for our annual lecture series, this year featuring Dr. Emilie Townes, Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes, Dr. Cheryl Bear, and The Reverend Dr. Chris Currie. Learn more and register here.
Follow your calling to Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, a vibrant community where dynamic learners and leaders from diverse Christian traditions are moved to connect with their calling, challenge their assumptions, and change the world as they become confidently equipped for Christian ministry and service.
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary has received a grant of $1,248,603 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish The Faithful Preaching Project, a new initiative designed to help preachers of small mainline congregations instill deeper faith in their listeners and empower them to live out their faith more fully in worship and in the community beyond their church walls.
Austin Seminary has acquired Progressive Youth Ministry (PYM), a conference and community of church-based youth workers from across North America.
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary welcomed thirty new students on August 28 for their orientation.
Austin Seminary has received a $4.3 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support the next phase of development of The Hispanic Summer Program (HSP). Through this grant, HSP will open a new office on the Austin Seminary campus.
Dr. Donghyun Jeong, assistant professor of New Testament, has published his first book, Pauline Baptism among the Mysteries: Ritual Message and the Promise of Initiation (De Gruyter, 2023).
Professor Song-Mi Suzie Park has written her fourth book, Love in the Hebrew Bible, published by Westminster John Knox Press (WJK) this May.
The Reverend Crystal Silva-McCormick will become visiting instructor of evangelism and missions on July 1
Patricia Bonilla to become instructor of Christian education, effective July 1, 2023.
What do you like about teaching at Austin Seminary?
Austin Seminary is a “heuristic” place (from Gk. heuriskō), as students are exploring and deepening their calling, gifts, trust in God, and love for others. Engaging with the diverse student body and faculty/staff, I also continue to grow every day. I feel honored to contribute to this nurturing community through my teaching and service.
What would be your superpower?
Well, if I could create one it would be a communication ray, that I would use in situations where people are not communicating clearly. It would create listening bubbles where people would be obliged to put themselves in another's shoes; and it would inject courage and clarity into those who need to speak their truths.
How did you choose your field?
To put it simply: I love theology. I came upon theology almost by chance in college and since then have been captivated by the way that theology, at its best, nurtures attentiveness: to the world, to beauty, to others, and to the mystery of God.