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June 24

Princeton Seminary Launches Program to Empower Youth to Lead Ministries

The Institute for Youth Ministry provides tools and mentorship to intergenerational teams

May 27

Bedside Ministry

As a hospice chaplain, Emily Phillips Davis journeys with patients and their families during a holy and vulnerable time

May 4

Welcome to Season 5

The Distillery Season Five

April 12

Recap: Spring Choral Concert

Watch In the Garden, a Concert of Readings and Anthems on the Octave of Easter

March 17

Our Commitment to Asians and Asian Americans

February 19

Disrupting Ministry: Bonus Episode: Staff Meeting

Listen to a bonus episode of Disrupting Ministry, a podcast from the Institute for Youth Ministry

February 12

The 2021 Lenten Devotional Available for Download

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

February 10

Disrupting Ministry: Still Abiding

Listen to episode six of Disrupting Ministry, a podcast from the Institute for Youth Ministry

February 3

Disrupting Ministry: Viva la Iglesia!

Listen to episode five of Disrupting Ministry, a podcast from the Institute for Youth Ministry

January 29

Disrupting Ministry: The Church at the Hospital

Listen to episode four of Disrupting Ministry, a podcast from the Institute for Youth Ministry

January 20

Disrupting Ministry: Central Avenue, Middletown

Listen to episode three of Disrupting Ministry, a podcast from the Institute for Youth Ministry

January 13

Disrupting Ministry: Coppin is Poppin'

Listen to episode two of Disrupting Ministry, a podcast from the Institute for Youth Ministry

January 6

Disrupting Ministry: Everything Is Youth Ministry

Listen to episode one of Disrupting Ministry, a podcast from the Institute for Youth Ministry

December 2, 2020

Maintaining Spiritual Life on Campus in Our New Normal

The Chapel Office provides spiritual caretaking in a multitude of ways

November 9, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: Practicing Self Compassion

Wanda Sevey on reclaiming a place of safety through God's presence

October 13, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: Letting Go of Painful Emotion

Wanda Sevey on using The Sedona Method to release negative emotion

September 18, 2020

The Artful Entrepreneur

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

September 10, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: Contemplative Practice and Mindfulness

Sarah Yang Mumma shares practices to support emotional healing and health

September 3, 2020

Students Share: Why Seminary?

Princeton Seminary students reflect on their reasons for attending seminary

August 13, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: Dealing With Grief and Loss

Rev. Dr. Melinda Contreras-Byrd reflects on grieving in the time of COVID-19

August 4, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: Protest and Pastoral Identity

Listen to episode two of Being Church in the Time of COVID, a podcast from the Office of Continuing Education

July 30, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: A Senior Pastor's Perspective

A Q&A with Rev. Maria Crompton of Elmwood United Presbyterian Church

July 20, 2020

Supporting Others as a Spiritual Midwife

Cancer. Mental Illness. Addiction. He helps people through their darkest moments from his wheelchair.

July 16, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: Racial Trauma

Ryan McMillian shares tools for recognizing and coping with racial trauma

June 29, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: The Importance of Routines

Julie Collins on creating new routines in unusual circumstances

June 22, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: Creating a Safe, Calm Place

Wanda Sevey offers a new self-care strategy to manage anxiety

June 11, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: Square Breathing

Wanda Sevey on how square breathing can help manage anxiety and stress

June 4, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: Ensuring Accessibility for the Deaf

A Q&A with Noah Buchholz on interpreting for the governor’s press conferences

May 26, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: The Importance of Saying Goodbye

Maggie Furniss shares methods to gain closure in a season of change

May 11, 2020

COPING WITH COVID-19: Slow, Deep Breathing

Wanda Sevey on how deep breathing can help reduce stress

April 3, 2020

From Humility to Humility | The Spirituality of Quarantine

How do we best fulfill our mission to be Christ’s “witnesses to the ends of the earth” by cloistering ourselves at home?

March 13, 2020

Social Distancing and the Love of Neighbor

A theological perspective on taking proactive measures to combat a public health crisis

March 2, 2020

More Than a Mission

Erin Raffety's guide to welcoming and including disabled voices in the church

February 21, 2020

The 2020 Lenten Devotional and App Available for Download

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

February 17, 2020

Faith and Art Intertwine

Student art explores the power of visual expression

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

January 31, 2020

Peer to Peer: Words of Wisdom from Princeton Seminarians

Princeton Seminary students share advice for making the most of seminary

January 27, 2020

The Case for Rest

Discovering the gifts of Sabbath

January 21, 2020

Building Bridges

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

January 13, 2020

Giving from the Heart

A small community in New York helps build a school in Liberia

December 12, 2019

Out-of-the-Box Ministry

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

December 9, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Pace Center for Civic Engagement

Seminary students partner with Princeton University students in community service and civic engagement

November 28, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Mayfield Presbyterian Church

Leveraging the unconventional faith journey

November 21, 2019

The Intersection of Science and Faith

Margarita Mooney’s classes apply theological knowledge to practical issues

November 6, 2019

Certificate Program Grad Leads Youth Ministry Initiative

Tualatin Presbyterian youth create "Dreamer-sicles"

October 18, 2019

Princeton Theological Seminary Announces Plan to Repent for Ties to Slavery

October 8, 2019

Professor Connects Art and Theology

Reaching out through public art

October 4, 2019

Preparing for Missions in Japan

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

September 30, 2019

Grounding Faith

Seminary students and Princeton University undergrads explore how faith relates to the land and those who work it

September 24, 2019

Being Woke

Karen Hernandez-Granzen’s intercultural urban ministry

September 22, 2019

Recap: Opening Communion 2019

View photos and watch the 2019 opening communion sermon

September 18, 2019

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

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

September 12, 2019

Applying Biblical Texts to Modern Day Issues

George Hunsinger: Author of "Karl Barth and Radical Politics"

September 6, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Young Life Beyond Malibu

Changing lives through adventure ministry

September 4, 2019

Advice for Incoming Seminarians

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

September 2, 2019

Preparing for the Journey—Finding the Right Shoes

Author Sharon Garlough Brown offers spiritual direction in community

August 27, 2019

Soul Ninja

Author Danielle Shroyer's spiritual blog

August 15, 2019

Faith in Practice

Reflections on how field education shapes students for ministry

August 13, 2019

Spiritual But Without a Spiritual Home

Seminary alumna studies “spiritual but not religious” movement

July 23, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Monroe Village

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

July 16, 2019

Jacqueline Glass Campbell: Being the Change

How one alumna empowers teens to succeed

June 11, 2019

Liberation Theology Heightens Student's Awareness of Injustice

Hannah Hawkinson studies when to speak, when to listen.

May 6, 2019

Fulbright Scholar Andrew J. Peterson, MDiv ’15

Q&A on Christian Accounts of Sacrifice and Forgiveness

April 30, 2019

Anam Cara Program Creates Spiritual and Practical Friendships

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

April 26, 2019

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, 2019

Thomas: Apostle for a Secular Age

Ross Wagner | The Thread - Article

April 22, 2019

VIDEOS: Watch the latest sermons by President Barnes

April 18, 2019

Trust the Story

David Lose | The Thread - Sermon

April 12, 2019

The Most Important Piece

Thomas Daniel | The Thread - Article

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 25, 2019

VIDEO: Planning a Worship Service

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

March 25, 2019

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 5, 2019

Hope in Congregations

Aqueelah Ligonde | The Thread - Interview

January 10, 2019

Visually Speaking

Mark Barger Elliott | The Thread - Article

January 4, 2019

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.

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

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

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 21, 2018

Dreaming in the Dust

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 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

April 19, 2018

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

March 29, 2018

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

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 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 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 22, 2018

They Are Loved

Sophfronia Scott | The Thread - Interview

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 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

December 18, 2017

2017 Princeton Ringers Holiday Handbell Concert

December 15, 2017

Carols of Many Nations Concert 2017

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 27, 2017

Shamar and Sustainability

A Farminary Photo Essay

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 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 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

September 28, 2017

Living the Call

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

September 15, 2017

Students Welcomed to Campus with Events & Worship

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

August 14, 2017

A Pastoral Response to Charlottesville

President Barnes addresses the Princeton Seminary community

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 Rector at Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jersey

Nancy Hagner, Class of 2013

“Preaching is one of the most important things we do as pastors. You get to challenge people’s minds and hearts, as the gospel challenges all of us.”