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February 23

Living Out the Gospel

Eli Henry paying it forward through compassionate, inclusive ministry

February 20

A Passion for Sharing God With Others

Jamie Neal on discerning her path to Princeton Seminary and beyond

February 16

A Call to Minister to Those Often Forgotten

Student Ben Willans on ministering to those that are overlooked

February 13

Fulfillment Through Prison Ministry

Senior Aubrey Lewis, reaching the marginalized with compassion and empathy

February 9

All in God’s Time

Brandon Bradley on his call to ministry and finding his pastoral voice

November 20, 2023

Global Impact Starts in Local Communities

Ben Immanuel, ThM ‘24, on the Church’s Role in Society

September 5, 2023

Ministry Collaboratory Works to Center Young Adult Voices

Ruth Perkins Lee talks about her role in Ministry Collaboratory helping churches engage young adults in their local communities

July 5, 2023

Emily Zinsitz on Developing a Personal Vision for Ministry

Emily Zinsitz tells us of their journey from the business of software to theology

June 5, 2023

Shifting Callings

One MDiv Graduate's Change From Full-Time Pastor to Bi-Vocational Ministry

March 23, 2023

Wesley Rowell on His Journey to Ministry, and Being the Change You Wish to See

Graduating student Wesley Rowell on what brought him to PTS and future plans

February 3, 2023

Recap | Safe Harbor Conference: Ministering in the Midst of Storms

Watch or listen to keynote addresses by Rev. Martha Simmons, Esq. and Rev. Dr. Kimberly Wagner

February 2, 2023

Princeton Theological Seminary Launches Young Adult Leadership Network

Princeton Theological Seminary is thrilled to announce the 2023 launch of a Young Adult Leadership Network.

January 19, 2023

A Ministry of Transformation in Guatemala

Rev. Betsey Moe on her work as a mission co-worker

January 11, 2023

Princeton Theological Seminary Receives Grant to Support Christian Social Innovation and Spiritual Entrepreneurship

Princeton Seminary has launched a new project which aims to help theological education prepare faith leaders as “spiritual entrepreneurs.”

November 30, 2022

Connecting to the Word of God Through Music

MDiv candidate Otis Byrd shares his passions for music and ministry

November 15, 2022

Welcoming Dean John Huh

Rev. Dr. Huh has been called to serve as Princeton Seminary’s inaugural Bryant M. Kirkland Dean of the Chapel and Vice President for Student Life

July 28, 2022

God and Ice Cream: Princeton Seminary Alums Foster Conversation with Ice Cream Theology

Encouraging growth through conversation and community

July 22, 2022

Recap: The Forum on Youth Ministry

Watch or listen to recordings from this year’s Forum on Youth Ministry

July 5, 2022

The Education of Betsey Stockton: An Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

Dr. Gregory Nobles in conversation with Rev. Dr. David Latimore

June 27, 2022

Trusting in God

Rev. Tamesha Mills, MDiv ’22, on embracing God’s will and leading with faith

June 11, 2022

Recap: Spring Choral Concert

Watch A Spring Choral Bouquet in Honor of Jan Ammon

May 26, 2022

A Daily Calling

Graduating dual degree student Ron Dukes shares his views on ministry and service

May 18, 2022

Widening the Church’s Work

MDiv candidate Wing Yin Li on resistance, diversity, and the kingdom of God

May 11, 2022

Rev. Janice Smith Ammon Retires

As minister of the chapel, Ammon created a welcoming environment for all

May 3, 2022

Celebrating the Overseas Ministries Study Center’s Centenary Anniversary

With a focus on scholarship and research, OMSC amplifies the voices of the global church

April 13, 2022

Adding Value to the Lives of Others

2022 AAEC Service Award recipient Dr. Dharius Daniels helps others unleash their untapped potential

April 6, 2022

Reshaping the Narrative About the Role of Faith in Politics

Faith in Public Life founder and CEO Jennifer Butler shares her ministry

March 25, 2022

Navigating Uncertainty with Young People

The Distillery Season Six

March 18, 2022

Journeying with a Death Doula

The Distillery Season Six

March 11, 2022

Theology and Mental Health

The Distillery Season Six

March 4, 2022

Money and Mission

The Distillery Season Six

March 2, 2022

There is hope for youth ministries, but they must innovate to survive

Gen Z is no longer engaging with religious institutions in prototypical ways, though majorities say they’re religious or spiritual.

March 1, 2022

Meeting People Where They Are

A minister in an increasingly secular city, Rola Al Ashkar reflects on building a new worshipping community

February 25, 2022

A Vision for Disability and Ministry

The Distillery Season Six

February 14, 2022

Princeton Seminary Receives $1.25 Million Grant for Young Adult Ministry “Collaboratory”

Princeton Theological Seminary has received $1.25 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to fund The Ministry Collaboratory @ Princeton.

February 11, 2022

Radical Love

The Distillery Season Six

February 4, 2022

Welcome to Season 6

The Distillery Season Six

January 12, 2022

Growing Christians Today for the Church of Tomorrow

Asylum Hill Congregational Church is pursuing its mission and nurturing its community with boldness, passion, and tenacity

December 14, 2021

Princeton Seminary Receives $1 Million Grant to Innovate New Models of Christian Leadership

November 30, 2021

Call Waiting

Rhonda Britton put her call on the back burner until she couldn’t ignore it any longer. Today, she helps others discern God’s will for their lives.

November 24, 2021

Recap: Asian American Theology and Ministry Colloquium

Watch Rev. Dr. Al Tizon's talk, "Identity Crisis: My Missionary Journey as a Filipino-American in Postcolonial Philippines"

October 26, 2021

Step by Step

MDiv candidate Denise Carrell shares her journey to seminary

October 19, 2021

The Overseas Ministries Study Center Joins Princeton Seminary

OMSC brings many benefits to the Seminary community, from rich programming to increased engagement with scholars and church leaders across the globe

October 7, 2021

Recap: Asian American Theology and Ministry Colloquium

Watch Rev. Dr. Mia Chang's talk, "Cultivating a Multicultural Community"

September 3, 2021

Iron Sharpening Iron Empowers Women Clergy to Lead

Through a two-year program, participants take part in executive leadership seminars, workshops, and more

August 10, 2021

Breaking Barriers

A leader in the global church, Najla Kassab says churches must reimagine their role in the world

July 12, 2021

Extending a Welcome

Hagar’s Community Church is an inclusive worshipping community for the incarcerated individuals of the Washington Correction Center for Women

July 9, 2021

Overshadowed by the Spirit of God

The Distillery Season Five

June 8, 2021

Reimagining Faith in Community

Through the Trenton Design Incubator, congregations created programs to more deeply engage their young people

June 4, 2021

Agents of Redemptive Interruption

The Distillery Season Five

May 28, 2021

Finding Joy in Sorrow

The Distillery Season Five

May 10, 2021

The Ministry of New City Kids

Revs. Linda and Trevor Rubingh have created a holistic platform of development that combines spirituality, leadership, academics, and music

May 6, 2021

Feeding the Spirit

MDiv candidate Ruth Mangual on answering her call to ministry

May 4, 2021

Welcome to Season 5

The Distillery Season Five

April 28, 2021

Community Building with Student Life Resident Daniel Heath

In a season of social distancing, Daniel Heath brings a joyful, creative spirit to community engagement

March 10, 2021

Princeton Seminary Alums Build Student Housing to Fund Campus Ministry

Mark Elsdon and Erica Liu share their innovative approach to creating a thriving campus ministry.

February 17, 2021

A Call to Something More

From theatre to fatherhood, real estate, and fashion, Peter Manning shares his path to seminary

January 27, 2021

Musical Ministry

How one pastor bridges a cultural divide with the power of song

January 21, 2021

A Veteran Youth Pastor Reimagines His Ministry

Through apprenticeships and classes, Matt Overton helps teens forge their own identities

December 7, 2020

Leading by Example

Angela Ying bridges ministry with social justice

October 29, 2020

Connecting Communities in Northern Ireland and Beyond

As community leader of Corrymeela, Alexander Wimberly fosters curiosity, understanding, and reconciliation

September 28, 2020

Keeping Faith Alive at Home

Pastor takes multidisciplinary approach to ministry

September 18, 2020

The Artful Entrepreneur

Adam Walker Cleaveland combines art and children’s ministry to create theologically rich resources

July 6, 2020

Along the Snake River in the Pacific Northwest, a Ministry Is Thriving

How one innovative youth ministry program combines fishing and the gospel

June 25, 2020

Seeing the Church in a New Light

Katie Helen Hays on connecting with spiritual refugees

June 18, 2020

An Alternative Ministry Powered by Coffee, Community, and Connection

Mike Baughman on reaching those on the margins of Christianity

May 20, 2020

A Pastor Walks Into a Brewery

One Princeton Seminary alum has a fresh and edgy take on ministry, involving a pint of beer and a healthy pour of community.

May 15, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: Hospital Chaplaincy

A Q&A with Jonathan Burke on being a chaplain resident during the coronavirus pandemic

May 5, 2020

Storytelling in Disability Studies

PhD student Kevin Vollrath, MDiv '17, researches disability in Palestine

April 30, 2020

Called to Be a Bridge

Born near a bridge that joins two nations, Alexandra Zareth promotes connection at the Presbyterian Mission

April 28, 2020

One Goal, Many Voices

Reflections from Princeton Seminary's Puerto Rico solidarity team

April 24, 2020

Pulling the Threads Together

Australian MDiv student Rory Chambers on track for ordination

April 22, 2020

Weekly Remarks on COVID-19 from President M. Craig Barnes

April 22, 2020

Flipping the Script

The Zoe Project's online storytelling

April 20, 2020

Lessons From a Sleepy Northern Irish Village

Field ed took Ryan Pearce out of his comfort zone

April 16, 2020

A Bold New Theology of the Border

Juan-Daniel Espitia's powerful voice on immigration

April 13, 2020

Sharing With Hope

How Princeton Seminary community members are supporting Trenton’s children during the COVID-19 crisis

April 9, 2020

RECORDING: Conversations with Faculty on the COVID-19 Crisis

On April 2, Princeton Theological Seminary's Office of Continuing Education hosted a digital panel conversation with Seminary faculty on the COVID-19 crisis.

April 4, 2020

Responding to the Refugee Crisis

How one alumna and her congregation are rising to the challenge

April 1, 2020

RECORDING: Conversations with Leaders on the COVID-19 Crisis

Princeton Theological Seminary's Office of Continuing Education hosted a digital panel conversation with Christian leaders on the COVID-19 crisis.

March 26, 2020

Worshiping in the Roastery

Brett, MDiv ’19, and Laura Foote on ministry and worship with people with disabilities

March 25, 2020

Alum Publishes Editorial in New York Times

What Men Can Learn From Mary, Mother of Jesus

February 25, 2020

PhD Candidate Researches Theology and Migration

Francisco Peláez-Díaz is a Hispanic Theological Initiative scholar

February 13, 2020

The Stage as Pulpit

Khristi Adams' performing arts ministry

February 6, 2020

A Community Remembers a Homegrown Civil Rights Activist

Casper, Wyoming, honors Rev. James Reeb, BD ‘53

February 1, 2020

A Mission to Help Young People Leads to a Historic, Prominent Church

Field study introduced Barbara Florvil to Alfred Street Baptist Church and her calling

January 29, 2020

Learning Leadership

MACEF Student from Liberia prepares for ministry back home

January 24, 2020

Field Education Spotlight: Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia

Seminary interns take on a high level of responsibility, planning, and executing projects

January 21, 2020

Building Bridges

Ruth Santana-Grace brings people together even in a climate that seeks to divide

December 17, 2019

Preparing for Ministry in the Global South

MDiv student Stephen DiTrolio — from Buenos Aires to Princeton

December 12, 2019

Out-of-the-Box Ministry

Deanna Morgan’s job is sales – her role is minister

November 14, 2019

An Art Ministry Awakened

Carmelle Beaugelin's call to provide opportunity for artistic expression in Christian spiritual practice and worship

October 24, 2019

Redefining Youth Ministry

Sunday school doesn’t cut it for today’s youth, says Professor Kenda Dean

October 15, 2019

Improving Preaching Through Peer Learning

Preachers learn from one another in a new continuing education course

October 4, 2019

Preparing for Missions in Japan

Seminary and international studies clarified Thomas Wong's calling to Japan

September 26, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Center for Public Justice

A Christian think tank's tools for respectful discussion

September 24, 2019

Being Woke

Karen Hernandez-Granzen’s intercultural urban ministry

September 20, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Ann Klein Forensic Center

Seminary interns provide patients with spiritual resources.

September 10, 2019

Creating Dynamic Christian Communities

Seminary students discover ministry with an innovative travel course

September 6, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Young Life Beyond Malibu

Changing lives through adventure ministry

August 22, 2019

Lectures on Campus

Listen to a sampling of lectures from campus events during the 2018-2019 academic year

August 15, 2019

Faith in Practice

Reflections on how field education shapes students for ministry

August 6, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

“Students are a crucial part of our programming.” Chaplain Liaison Rev. Miriam Diephouse-McMillan

July 2, 2019

“Liberty Bell” Church Shelters History and the Homeless

Pastor Bob Stevens finds inspiration in his church's historical ties.

June 11, 2019

Liberation Theology Heightens Student's Awareness of Injustice

Hannah Hawkinson studies when to speak, when to listen.

May 28, 2019

N.Y. State Council of Churches Honors Seminary MDiv Candidate

Zachary Pearce Receives Excellence in Ecumenism Award

May 22, 2019

The Divine Deployed

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...” First Amendment, U.S. Constitution

April 23, 2019

Thomas: Apostle for a Secular Age

Ross Wagner | The Thread - Article

April 18, 2019

Trust the Story

David Lose | The Thread - Sermon

April 12, 2019

The Most Important Piece

Thomas Daniel | The Thread - Article

April 10, 2019

12 Churches Awarded $15,000 to Design Youth Ministry Programs

Teens, Adults Work Together on Princeton Theological Seminary Initiative

April 7, 2019

My Mother Was My First Theology Teacher

Read President Barnes' column in The Christian Century

April 6, 2019

There's More to Me Than What You See

Leslie Callahan | The Thread - Sermon

March 5, 2019

Hope in Congregations

Aqueelah Ligonde | The Thread - Interview

January 10, 2019

Visually Speaking

Mark Barger Elliott | The Thread - Article

November 30, 2018

When Our Church Started Receiving Offerings Through Venmo

Katie Hays ’10 DMin on establishing a Venmo account for her church at the request of a young congregation member.

November 14, 2018

The Loving Work of Welcome: A Biblical Response to Immigrants and Refugees

Kent Annan, MDiv ’99, explores how to be a people of welcome in The Presbyterian Outlook

October 13, 2018

The Kingdom of God and the Common Good

VIDEO: Rev. Dr. Shane Berg delivered the keynote address at the Presbytery of Philadelphia’s first annual Fall Fest

September 10, 2018

Funerals Make Me Miss Being a Parish Minister

President Barnes shares the purest form of pastoral ministry he experienced as a parish minister

May 21, 2018

Dreaming in the Dust

April 27, 2018

2018 Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry

Bridging theological and practical exploration of ministry with young people

March 29, 2018

Living the Call

Claire Berry, MDiv '17, shares about her journey to PTS and how her seminary experience equipped her for parish ministry

March 23, 2018

Hate, Heresy, and False Conslusions

Jonathan Merritt | The Thread - Interview

February 22, 2018

They Are Loved

Sophfronia Scott | The Thread - Interview

February 9, 2018

Alumni Co-Pastors Extend Open Arms to Immigrants in Uncertain Times

Stephanie Kaper-Dale MDiv '01 and Seth Kaper-Dale MDiv '01 provide shelter for immigrants facing deportation

January 5, 2018

Engaging the Community

Alan Froggatt MDiv '80 talks about how he ministers outside the walls of the church

August 10, 2016

You Are What You Eat

Sera Chung | The Thread - Sermon

July 23, 2016

Here I Am to Worship

Neichelle Guidry | The Thread - Sermon

July 21, 2016

Jesus is Still at the Table

Neichelle Guidry | The Thread - Sermon

July 26, 2015

From Top to Bottom

Luke Powery | The Thread - Sermon

July 18, 2015

Let Wisdom Have Her Way

Kenneth Samuel | The Thread - Sermon

July 17, 2015

Jesus, I Shrunk the Gospel

Kenneth Samuel | The Thread - Sermon

July 16, 2015

Outside the Gate

Kenneth Samuel | The Thread - Sermon

May 1, 2015

We've Read it Wrong

David Lose | The Thread - Sermon

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Associate Pastor, Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck, ND

Sylvia Bull, Class of 2015

“My field education placements lifted up my gifts for ordained ministry, and the dual-degree program helped me develop the skills for ministry.”