The Summer | Fall 2021 issue of Windows introduces readers to the new Austin Seminary Post-Graduate Pastoral Residency program.
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.
New Testament Professor Bridgett Green reflects on language choices in our faith talk.
The Austin Seminary Board of Trustees at its May meeting approved a proposal to establish De Puertas Abiertas, a program to create nine full fellowships and offer 100% tuition discounts exclusively for students from the Global Majority (Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/LatinX, and Asian/Pacific Islander).
Education Beyond the Walls and Professor Gregory Cuéllar given grants for ongoing projects
Professor Bill Greenway has published his fifth book, Reasonable Faith for a Post-Secular Age
Join us on a quick tour of the new Mary and Robert J. Wright Learning and Information Center!
What have you learned about yourself as a teacher during the Covid-19 crisis? In helping prepare online worship, I’ve learned some things about technology and how difficult it can be, at times, for an online meeting platform to be expressive and poetic; but I’ve also learned fresh things about paying attention to a given medium and allowing it to reveal what it’s capable of.
What have you learned while teaching during the Covid-19 crisis? In transitioning to digital learning, I have to transition my pedagogy to help students learn under highly stressful and chaotic conditions.
What do you look forward to once we’re back on campus? Worship in Shelton Chapel is a sacred space, so I look forward to worshipping there with the Seminary community.
Why did you choose your field? The Hebrew Bible has to best stories! And I had lots of questions about them when I encountered them at church. But as happens so often, my questions were not taken very seriously or were deemed annoying and it was only when I started taking academic classes on the Bible as an undergrad, that my questions were finally addressed. And that's, in part, why I became a Biblicist!
What have you learned about yourself as a teacher during Covid-19? That my assumption that technology is evil is not wholly correct, and that, at times, it can be used for good. And that I can indeed teach online, and even enjoy it! Amazing!