Events & News

Category: Spiritual Life


September 18

Travel to India: “Preaching the Gospel in a Global Context”

Students experience culture, history, and religion from an entirely different perspective.

September 13

The Stage as Pulpit

Khristi Adams' performing arts ministry

September 6

Field Education Spotlight: Young Life Beyond Malibu

Changing lives through adventure ministry

September 4

Advice for Incoming Seminarians

Princeton Seminary students share words of wisdom for first-year seminarians

September 2

Preparing for the Journey—Finding the Right Shoes

Author Sharon Garlough Brown offers spiritual direction in community

August 27

Soul Ninja

Author Danielle Shroyer's spiritual blog

August 15

Faith in Practice

Reflections on how field education shapes students for ministry

August 13

Spiritual But Without a Spiritual Home

Seminary alumna studies “spiritual but not religious” movement

July 23

Field Education Spotlight: Monroe Village

Seminary student interns learn how to minister in a community where different faiths are practiced.

July 16

Jacqueline Glass Campbell: Being the Change

How one alumna empowers teens to succeed

June 11

Liberation Theology Heightens Student's Awareness of Injustice

Hannah Hawkinson studies when to speak, when to listen.

May 6

Fulbright Scholar Andrew J. Peterson, MDiv ’15

Q&A on Christian Accounts of Sacrifice and Forgiveness

April 30

Anam Cara Program Creates Spiritual and Practical Friendships

Returning students find fellowship while helping new students transition to campus life.

April 26

Empowering Leaders at the Center for Theology, Women, and Gender

The Center addresses the intersections of race, class, gender identity, and sexuality in church and society.

April 23

Thomas: Apostle for a Secular Age

Ross Wagner | The Thread - Article

April 22

VIDEOS: Watch the latest sermons by President Barnes

April 18

Trust the Story

David Lose | The Thread - Sermon

April 15

Navigating Transition

Timothy Sloan | The Thread - Article

April 12

The Most Important Piece

Thomas Daniel | The Thread - Article

April 7

My Mother Was My First Theology Teacher

Read President Barnes' column in The Christian Century

April 6

There's More to Me Than What You See

Leslie Callahan | The Thread - Sermon

April 5

Let Go of the Brakes

Mark Elsdon | The Thread - Article

April 3

Where Do I Belong?

Eric Barreto | The Thread - Article

April 2

Inactivity as Spiritual Practice

Wesley Ellis | The Thread - Article

March 25

VIDEO: Planning a Worship Service

See the “behind-the-scenes” collaboration that takes place to foster daily worship.

March 25

Shaping a Generation of Preachers

The challenge and joy of teaching preaching to Princeton Seminary students has captivated Professor Sally Brown, PhD ’01, for 18 years.

March 7

Authenticity in Ashes

Abigail Visco Rusert | The Thread - Article

March 5

Hope in Congregations

Aqueelah Ligonde | The Thread - Interview

March 1

Don't Forget to Oil Your Chain

Mark Elsdon | The Thread - Article

February 28

The 2019 Lenten Devotional and App Available for Download

Everyone is welcome to download Princeton Seminary’s Lenten devotional that is filled with reflections and stories by members of the Seminary community.

February 11

Sabbath: It's Not About You

Shari Oosting | The Thread - Article

February 9

Look Ahead to Where You Want to Go

Mark Elsdon | The Thread - Article

January 15

Self Care and the Liberal Arts

Danjuma Gibson | The Thread - Article

January 15

Finding Affinity: Bridging Divides in Youth Ministry

Tamara Henry | The Thread - Article

January 10

Visually Speaking

Mark Barger Elliott | The Thread - Article

January 8

Just Like Riding a Bike

Mark Elsdon | The Thread - Article

January 4

Grateful Even at the Grave

Read President Barnes' latest article in The Christian Century

December 21, 2018

“If we can’t afford two boxes,” my grandmother said, “we can’t afford one.”

Austin Crenshaw Shelley, current PhD student and ’14 ThM and ’12 MDiv grad writes an advent reflection for The Christian Century.

December 15, 2018

The Case for an Early Christmas

Writing for Christianity Today, Courtney Ellis, MDiv '10, proposes churches blend Advent and Christmas so we can better keep the “sacred complexity of this season” in the forefront of our minds and commemorate the birth of Christ while awaiting his return.

December 12, 2018

The Smallest Thing

Katherine Douglass, ’13 PhD, ’07 MDiv/MA, shares how one small moment acted as a catalyst for putting her faith into action and participating in God’s reconciling work.

November 29, 2018

VIDEO: President Barnes preaches on Philippians 4:2–7

November 28, 2018

Karl Barth on What Makes Us Human

Cambria Kaltwasser, ’17 PhD, ’10 MDiv, explores nuances of Karl Barth’s doctrine of humanity.

November 15, 2018

VIDEO: President Barnes preaches on Philippians 3:4–16

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

November 8, 2018

VIDEO: President Barnes preaches on Philippians 2:1–11

October 29, 2018

A Letter in Response to the Synagogue Shootings

October 27, 2018

Church Buildings Aren’t Just Buildings

President Barnes discusses the spirituality of places where congregations gather

October 25, 2018

Matthew McNelly, ’04 MDiv/MA, Combines Christian Practices with Social Enterprise

GoFish! Ministries takes kids out on Washington’s Snake River to share life together and earn money through a state program.

October 19, 2018

PTS Students Respond to Kavanaugh Hearings, Ford’s Testimony

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

October 4, 2018

Princeton Seminary and Slavery

A Report of the Historical Audit Committee

October 2, 2018

Let Them Question

Brian Russo, ’09 MDiv, explores how encouraging youth to think critically about scripture, theology, and faith may be a way to help them connect with their Christian identities.

September 27, 2018

VIDEO: President Barnes preaches on Philippians 1:12-18a

September 18, 2018

Anna Carter Florence: "Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God's Word in Community"

Dr. Anna Carter Florence, PhD '00, MDiv '88, spoke with Faith & Leadership about her new book, Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God’s Word in Community.

September 13, 2018

VIDEO: President Barnes preaches on Philippians 1:1–11

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

September 10, 2018

Opening Communion Service for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Preacher: M. Craig Barnes, president and professor of pastoral ministry

September 7, 2018

“Choosing Joy”

President Barnes preaches on Ecclesiastes 9:7-10

September 3, 2018

Making Faithful Decisions at the End of Life

Dr. Nancy J. Duff explores the practical and theological nuances of death in her newest book

August 21, 2018

Conversations with Faculty

Faculty members share insights about their academic work, faith, and life at the Seminary

July 26, 2018

A Look at an Alum's Lifelong Commitment to Activism

July 23, 2018

Faith and Hope in the Storms' Aftermath

Seminaries in Puerto Rico rise up and rebuild

July 16, 2018

Eric D. Barreto: Reading the Bible in public

Writing for Faith & Leadership, Dr. Eric Barreto examines how we read the Bible in the midst of the political issues of our time

July 13, 2018

Having Faith in God is Better Than Being Certain About God

President Barnes discusses how living by faith can take us to holy grounds certainty can never reach

June 16, 2018

President Barnes on Romans 13 and the Biblical Ethic of Love

June 1, 2018

Church Signs

A whole new way to pass the peace

June 1, 2018

Voice lessons

Why women claiming their voice behind the pulpit is essential for the future of the church.

June 1, 2018

Hurricane Aid

“I just stepped back and watched God perform through every last one of us.”

June 1, 2018

A Vision for Covenant Community

Sharing life together changes the experience of everyone in our Seminary community.

May 22, 2018

Mary, Mother of God

Matthew Milliner | The Distillery Podcast, Season 2

May 21, 2018

Dreaming in the Dust

May 15, 2018

The Death of Race

Brian Bantum | The Distillery Postcast - Season 2

May 10, 2018

“You can be whatever you wish” and other myths

Read President Barnes' column in the May issue of The Christian Century

May 8, 2018

Exploring the Bible

Eric Barreto | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

May 7, 2018

Grad with “Greatest Promise” Credits Princeton Seminary for New Tools to Lead

2018 graduate Latasha Milton shares her story

May 5, 2018

We need a Pentecost

Dr. Keri Day writes about the miracle of community in The Christian Century

May 1, 2018

Mission History in the Arab Renaissance

Deanna Ferre Womack | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

April 24, 2018

Becoming Friends of Time

John Swinton | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

April 19, 2018

VIDEO: President Barnes preaches on Ephesians 6:10–17

April 17, 2018

(Dis)abling Mission, Enabling Witness

Benjamin Conner | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

April 10, 2018

The Holy No

Adam Hearlson | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

April 3, 2018

Redefining Perfect

Amy Jacober | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

March 29, 2018

VIDEO: President Barnes preaches on Ephesians 5:6–20

March 27, 2018

Gift and Social Enterprise

Mark Sampson | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

March 23, 2018

Hate, Heresy, and False Conslusions

Jonathan Merritt | The Thread - Interview

March 22, 2018

VIDEO: President Barnes preaches on Ephesians 4:14–16

March 20, 2018

House United

Allen Hilton | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

March 16, 2018

Listening all the way into the pulpit

Read President Barnes' column in the March issue of The Christian Century

March 15, 2018

VIDEO: President Barnes preaches on Ephesians 3:14–21

March 13, 2018

Science and Cognitive Dissonance

Andrew Root | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

March 6, 2018

History and Theological Friendship

Nicole Reibe | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

March 1, 2018

VIDEO: President Barnes preaches on Ephesians 2:11–22

February 28, 2018

Hip Hop Lecture: Art as Resistance

Video: Dr. Daniel White Hodge, associate professor of intercultural communication at North Park University

February 27, 2018


John Swinton | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

February 22, 2018

They Are Loved

Sophfronia Scott | The Thread - Interview

February 20, 2018

Religious Resistance

Keri Day | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

February 15, 2018

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture - 2018

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

February 15, 2018

VIDEO: President Barnes preaches on Ephesians 2:1–10

February 13, 2018

Lenten Devotional

Journey with us this Lent using our Lenten devotional website or app, prepared by the PTS community

February 9, 2018

VIDEO: President Barnes preaches on Ephesians 1:1–14

February 2, 2018

Lending a Hand in Puerto Rico

Members of the PTS community traveled to San Juan to restore and repair sister school

January 26, 2018

Theology, Ecology, and Faith Formation

The Farminary featured in Christianity Today

January 23, 2018

Looking Ahead

Shari Oosting | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

January 19, 2018

Opening Communion for the Spring Semester

Preacher: Dr. Keri L. Day

January 15, 2018

Values and Practices of Covenant Community

Read a working draft of our vision for community at Princeton Seminary

January 9, 2018

Bonus: Baseball Caps and Bowties

Gregory Ellison II | The Distillery Podcast - Bonus

December 26, 2017

The Gift of Difference

Erin Raffety | The Distillery Podcast - Season 2

December 18, 2017

2017 Princeton Ringers Holiday Handbell Concert

December 15, 2017

Carols of Many Nations Concert 2017

December 12, 2017

The Overwhelming Challenge of God

Valerie Bridgeman | The Distillery Podcast - Season 1

December 12, 2017

Discerning the Voice of God

Thomas Dearduff ’18 MATS reflects on his field education experience in Cape Town, South Africa

November 30, 2017

Faith in Practice

Students share how field education is shaping them for ministry

November 30, 2017

Communicating Across Cultures

Rebecca Gilmer ’19 MDiv shares about her international field education experience in India

November 28, 2017

Living the Call

Thomas Rusert ’10 MDiv talks about why he offers “free prayer” in a coffee shop

November 28, 2017

Youth Ministry and Disability

Michael Langford | The Distillery Podcast - Season 1

November 27, 2017

Shamar and Sustainability

A Farminary Photo Essay

November 14, 2017

Strangers to Family

Shively Smith | The Distillery Podcast - Season 1

November 10, 2017

Turning News into Hymns

Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette ’85 MDiv pens hymns in response to current events

November 9, 2017

Interfaith Ministry

Zoë Garry ’19 MDiv shares about her experience serving at The Chautauqua Institution

November 2, 2017

500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Highlights

October 31st - November 1st, 2017

November 1, 2017

Abundant Grace Dinner Church provides safe space for LGBTQ Christians

Mads Benishek ’17 MDiv creates a new worship space that is led by and seeks to serve the LGBTQ+ community

October 31, 2017

Faith Formation in a Secular Age

Andrew Root | The Distillery Podcast - Season 1

October 30, 2017

Empowering Children through the Arts

Kimberly Hyatt ’96 MDiv is president and CEO of the Cathedral Arts Program, a charity that serves over 2,000 children annually

October 18, 2017

Faith on the Farm

The Farminary integrates theological education with small-scale agriculture

October 17, 2017

A Foodie's Guide to Capitalism

Eric Holt-Giménez | The Distillery Podcast - Season 1

October 13, 2017

Ministry and Medicine

Tawainna Houston ’98 MDiv discusses her ministry as a naturopathic physician and the importance of self-care

October 6, 2017

The Center That Can Hold

Read President Barnes' latest column in The Christian Century

October 3, 2017

Saying is Believing

Amanda Drury | The Distillery Podcast - Season 1

September 28, 2017

Living the Call

Ryan Irmer ’16 MDiv/MA describes his journey from basketball coach and teacher to seminarian and pastor

September 19, 2017

Fearless Dialogues

Gregory Ellison II | The Distillery Podcast - Season 1

September 15, 2017

Students Welcomed to Campus with Events & Worship

President Barnes encourages students, “Restore the garden that you’ve let go to weeds”

September 5, 2017


Diana Butler Bass | The Distillery Podcast - Season 1

August 22, 2017

Testimony and John Calvin

Gordon Govens | The Distillery Podcast - Season 1

August 15, 2017

Women's Voices

Nancy Lammers Gross | The Distillery Podcast - Season 1

August 14, 2017

A Pastoral Response to Charlottesville

President Barnes addresses the Princeton Seminary community

August 8, 2017

The Grace of Dogs

Andrew Root | The Distillery Podcast - Season 1

July 8, 2017

Our Differences are Gifts of God

New Testament Professor Eric Barreto leads a Bible study on diversity in the book of Acts

July 5, 2017

Living the Call

Hayley Cohen ’16 MDiv describes her experience doing ecumenical ministry in the Holy Land

June 28, 2017

Prepared to Lead

Graduates in the class of 2017 reflect on how Princeton Seminary equipped them for Christian leadership

June 7, 2017

What I Didn’t Know

Graduates share the moment that changed everything

May 31, 2017

Living the Call

Alison VanBuskirk Philip ’15 MDiv discusses her journey to becoming a solo pastor

April 14, 2017

Life in the Spirit

Will Robinson ’96 talks about ministry, community action, and shares tips for students

April 3, 2017

Finding Faith on the Farm

Jeff Chu ’19 writes about his growing experience at the Farminary

March 22, 2017

Update on the 2017 Kuyper Lecture and Prize

President Barnes addresses concerns raised within the Princeton Seminary community

March 6, 2017

Why They Marched

Members of the Princeton Seminary Community Reflect on their Experience at the Women's March on Washington

February 14, 2017

The Healing Power of Gratitude

Author Laura Bratton ’10 on Appreciating Daily Graces

January 31, 2017

A Pastoral Letter on the Immigration Executive Order

President M. Craig Barnes Addresses the Seminary Community

January 17, 2017

Practicing Pilgrimage

An interview with PTS alumnus Brett Webb-Mitchell about ministry, advocacy, and the pilgrimage of faith

November 22, 2016

PTS Alumnus Walks a Thousand Miles in Luther’s Shoes

An interview with Andrew Wilson about his journey and his new book

November 9, 2016

What Waiting Reveals about our True Selves

Read President Barnes' latest article in The Christian Century

November 3, 2016

Watch the 2016 Students' Lectureship on Missions

Lecturer: Dr. Swee Hong Lim, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto

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.”