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February 27

A Deeper Understanding of the Human Spirit

How one students culture and global travel led her to Princeton Theological Seminary

February 23

Living Out the Gospel

Eli Henry paying it forward through compassionate, inclusive ministry

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

February 6

Annah Kuriakose

A New Type of Seminarian

January 18

Yami Falinya on His Path to Ministry and Finding Community

How one international student found his way to Princeton Seminary

January 2

Fostering a Community That Makes Others Feel Right at Home

Emily Harris, MDiv ‘25 and MACEF ‘25, on how community drew her to Princeton Seminary

December 19, 2023

MDiv Student, Noa Bolmenäs Reflects on His Path to Ministry

Noa Bolmenäs, MDiv '25, on the curriculum Princeton Seminary offers him beyond the classroom

December 4, 2023

Faith Through a Culturally Aware Lens

PhD Student and teaching assistant, Dina Bishay on preparing to teach while reflecting on your own background

November 20, 2023

Global Impact Starts in Local Communities

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

November 15, 2023

A Classroom Where Food Insecurity and Faith Connect

Master's of Theology and Ecology Student, Madeline Harrell

September 29, 2023

Reaching People With Grace

Graduate Israel Gwatana on Finding Answers Through Ministry

August 21, 2023

Laphon Flood-Francis MDiv ’23, From Activist to Social Justice Pastor

Laphon Flood-Francis on how attending Princeton Seminary renewed his commitment to social justice

August 17, 2023

Radical Inclusion

Tanya Regli on Faith and Advocacy for Marginalized Communities

August 7, 2023

Jade Hage on Strengthening her Vocation for Teaching

How Princeton Seminary prepared one student to become a better teacher

July 11, 2023

Emma Worrall’s Heart for Youth Ministry

Emma Worrall on pushing past illness and guiding youth

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

July 3, 2023

Emily Sutphin Reflects on Faith, Community, and Working for Social Change

Recent graduate Emily Sutpnin recalls her journey to Princeton Seminary and her shift in future plans

June 26, 2023

Asking the Right Questions at the Right Time

How Ben Kreider's sense of curiosity led his calling to Princeton Seminary

June 12, 2023

A Heart for God and a Passion for People

Amanda Calderón, MDiv '23, Lives Out Her Calling to Empower Women of Color Through Ministry

June 5, 2023

Shifting Callings

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

June 1, 2023

Lacey Sanchez on How Math Brought Her to Seminary

Mdiv student, Lacey Sanchez tells us how she found her calling in Math and the Seminary

May 25, 2023

A Heart for People, Community, and Ensuring Others Feel Known

How Ethan Park, MDiv ’23, Leads with Inclusivity and Sincerity

May 10, 2023

A Joyful Noise! Princeton Seminary Hosts Its First Children’s Chapel, Led by Dean Huh

A voice for Princeton Seminary parents and their kids

April 21, 2023

Welcoming the World Church

Princeton Seminary Engages Students and Scholars Around the Globe

April 13, 2023

Josh Parks Studies the Parallels of Religion and Disney

MTS student explores pop culture through the lens of religion

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

March 1, 2023

Reflections on History, Culture, and Community

One of many travel courses at Princeton Seminary connects students with culture and community in Brazil

January 27, 2023

Wright Library Welcomes Two Significant Acquisitions

A Lunar Bible and four Ethiopic texts join the thousands of archival works in the library's Special Collections.

November 30, 2022

Connecting to the Word of God Through Music

MDiv candidate Otis Byrd shares his passions for music and ministry

October 27, 2022

New Arts Initiative Designed to Open Arms to Community, Area Artists, Arts Lovers

Inaugural exhibit features world-renowned artist Makoto Fujimura

October 5, 2022

Witnessing Ecumenism in Action at the World Council of Churches General Assembly

PhD student JY Lee shares a personal reflection after attending the 11th WCC General Assembly.

August 29, 2022

Deacon Program Offers a Ministry Sandbox

Students provide pastoral care and community-building for their on-campus neighbors

August 11, 2022

Recap: Mujerista Symposium - Spring 2022

Watch recordings featuring guest speakers Rt. Rev. Dr. Carol J. Gallagher and Dr. Cecilia Titizano

June 27, 2022

Trusting in God

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

June 15, 2022

Making Room for Many Voices

Carlos Acosta, MDiv ’22, on engaging with the diverse perspectives in the Bible — and the church

June 7, 2022

Finding Hope Through Art

Elizabeth Steel, MDiv/MACEF '22, connects theology, art, imagination, and education

May 31, 2022

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

View photos of and listen to the 2022 commencement ceremony

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

March 14, 2022

Grimke Scholarships Repent for Princeton Seminary’s Historical Relationship with Slavery

In 2019, Princeton Seminary created the Grimke Scholarship, which covers the full cost of tuition plus $15,000 per academic year for each recipient.

February 24, 2022

The 2022 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.

January 5, 2022

On the Air and Across the World

Byung Ho Choi on why world Christian history matters

December 8, 2021

Unpacking the Covenant Conundrum

As a Fulbright Scholar, PhD candidate Charles Guth will examine the ways in which covenants enrich — and complicate — the institution of marriage

November 22, 2021

Alumni Donate Robes, Stoles to Current Students

Clergy garment giveaway receives enthusiastic response

November 11, 2021

Bridging the Spiritual and Secular Divide in the Financial World

MDiv candidate Gregory Louis discusses his summer field education placement

October 26, 2021

Step by Step

MDiv candidate Denise Carrell shares her journey to seminary

September 9, 2021

Approaching Cultural Divisions with Empathy

MDiv candidate Amar Peterman on the radical act of the gospel of Jesus in our world today: loving our neighbors

August 25, 2021

A Space for Spiritual Practice and Reflection

Outdoor labyrinth provides opportunity to focus on spiritual well-being

August 17, 2021

Enter the Parlor

Doing Christian Theology is a new introductory course inviting students to get a small taste of four areas of theology

June 30, 2021

Planting the Seeds for Covenant Community

Newly expanded community garden a place to engage with theology and the land

May 14, 2021

2021 Commencement Set for May 15

Princeton Seminary will confer candidates at a virtual ceremony

May 6, 2021

Feeding the Spirit

MDiv candidate Ruth Mangual on answering her call to ministry

April 14, 2021

Exploring COVID-19 Through the Lens of Karl Barth

ThM candidate Reese Grosfeld delves into the meaning of freedom

March 29, 2021

Recap: The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Featuring Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Watch the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture

February 17, 2021

A Call to Something More

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

February 2, 2021

Sparking Difficult Conversations About Racial Injustice

Anti-Racism Design Lab participants create tools to help congregations address racism

October 26, 2020

Princeton Seminary Approves New Curriculum

Building on a tradition of intellectual excellence to include an expanded focus on holistic formation

October 23, 2020

Donors Help Students Navigate the Pandemic

Incredible generosity is helping ease Princeton Seminary students’ hardships

September 9, 2020

An Update from the Antiracism Task Force

September 3, 2020

Students Share: Why Seminary?

Princeton Seminary students reflect on their reasons for attending seminary

July 13, 2020

Princeton Seminary Files Amicus Brief

July 9, 2020

Our Commitment to International Students

June 15, 2020

Doing Justice

President Barnes outlines actions the Seminary is taking to build a more just way of life together under God.

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 23, 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

The Princeton Seminary community honors and celebrates the gifts and accomplishments of this year's graduates.

May 7, 2020

PhD Candidate on Home, Identity, and Community

Nigerian scholar explores the roles of African women in church and society

May 5, 2020

Storytelling in Disability Studies

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

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

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 6, 2020

Community, Curiosity, and Camaraderie

Princeton Seminary prepares MDiv student for ministry back home

March 27, 2020

Taking Nothing for Granted

Anna Gheen and ADSA, a voice for disabled seminarians

March 26, 2020

Worshiping in the Roastery

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

March 9, 2020

Hospitality in Ghana and Princeton

Welcoming Seminary Community Reminds Student of Home

February 25, 2020

PhD Candidate Researches Theology and Migration

Francisco Peláez-Díaz is a Hispanic Theological Initiative scholar

February 17, 2020

Faith and Art Intertwine

Student art explores the power of visual expression

February 11, 2020

Visiting PhD Candidate Finds Unique Resources in Seminary Library

Indian Scholar Researches Coping Mechanisms of Rape Survivors

February 4, 2020

Field Education Spotlight: Manna Christian Fellowship

Seminary students lead meaningful conversations that foster mutual respect

January 31, 2020

Peer to Peer: Words of Wisdom from Princeton Seminarians

Princeton Seminary students share advice for making the most of seminary

January 29, 2020

Learning Leadership

MACEF Student from Liberia prepares for ministry back home

January 27, 2020

The Case for Rest

Discovering the gifts of Sabbath

January 24, 2020

Field Education Spotlight: Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia

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

December 17, 2019

Preparing for Ministry in the Global South

MDiv student Stephen DiTrolio — from Buenos Aires to Princeton

December 9, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Pace Center for Civic Engagement

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

December 3, 2019

Moving Toward Peace and a Reunified Korea

ThM student Jieun Yoon focuses on peacemaking

October 29, 2019

Scholar Studies Latin America Christianities

Raimundo C. Barreto, Jr. studies active religious communities in the Global South

October 24, 2019

Redefining Youth Ministry

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

October 22, 2019

The Courage to Talk

A profile of the Rev. Dr. Victor Aloyo, Jr.

October 10, 2019

Reflections on History, Culture, and Ubuntu

One of many travel courses at Princeton Seminary connects students with culture and community in South Africa

September 30, 2019

Grounding Faith

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

September 26, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Center for Public Justice

A Christian think tank's tools for respectful discussion

September 20, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Ann Klein Forensic Center

Seminary interns provide patients with spiritual resources.

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 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

September 4, 2019

Advice for Incoming Seminarians

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

August 29, 2019

Faces of Princeton Seminary

Profiles of members of our Christian community

August 20, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Christina Seix Academy

Students bring skill, passion, and compassion to an innovative urban Pre K-8 school

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 23, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Monroe Village

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

July 9, 2019

Field Ed in "God's Country"

A photo gallery from Northern Ireland by Ryan Pearce

June 24, 2019

Fulbright Scholar Andrew Peterson – Photo Gallery

In Germany at the University of Tübingen

June 11, 2019

Liberation Theology Heightens Student's Awareness of Injustice

Hannah Hawkinson studies when to speak, when to listen.

June 7, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: Center for Public Justice

A 20-year partnership with this nonpartisan Christian think tank

June 3, 2019

Field Education: UrbanPromise Trenton

Seminary student interns are “vital educators” for Trenton-area youth.

May 31, 2019

Lydia Tembo's Clarity of Calling in Cape Cod

Field education helped discern her future.

May 28, 2019

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

Zachary Pearce Receives Excellence in Ecumenism Award

May 24, 2019

Recap: Commencement 2019

View photos and listen to an audio recording of Princeton Theological Seminary's 2019 commencement ceremony.

May 14, 2019

Emmie Arnold Chosen for FASPE Fellowship

Seminary Alum Joins Groundbreaking Program for Future Religious Leaders

May 6, 2019

Fulbright Scholar Andrew J. Peterson, MDiv ’15

Q&A on Christian Accounts of Sacrifice and Forgiveness

May 2, 2019

Pastor, Scholar Peláez-Díaz Studies Religion and Migration

Forum for Theological Exploration Doctoral Fellow hopes to change the public perception of immigration.

April 30, 2019

Anam Cara Program Creates Spiritual and Practical Friendships

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

April 19, 2019

Field Education Spotlight: NAMI Mercer

Seminary interns bring hope to an organization that serves people affected by mental illness.

April 15, 2019

Pastoral Resident Creates a Campus Community

Yedea H. Walker makes the CRW apartments -- and campus at large -- feel a little more like home

April 1, 2019

Travel Course to South Africa Reinforces Community

The 14-day travel course to South Africa took students on an academic, theological, and cultural journey.

March 28, 2019

A Student Reflects on His Field Education in Prison Ministry

Jonathan Burke’s interest in prison ministry began with a PTS course that addressed both trauma studies and one-on-one counseling.

March 25, 2019

VIDEO: Planning a Worship Service

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

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 11, 2018

Andrew J. Peterson Receives Fulbright Award

Peterson is conducting research in Tübingen, Germany for his dissertation on sacrifice and forgiveness.

October 19, 2018

PTS Students Respond to Kavanaugh Hearings, Ford’s Testimony

August 30, 2018

Reflections from Recent Grads

Seminarians from the Class of 2018 share their journeys to ministry

July 19, 2018

PTS Students Participate in Faith-Based Nonprofit Fellowship

June 15, 2018

Grad Shares His Commitment to Making Church a Welcoming Place for All

2018 graduate JJ Flag shares his story

June 6, 2018

Recent Grad Learned to Combine Social Justice and Theology at PTS

2018 graduate Sheena Rolle shares her story

June 1, 2018

Harmful Inclusion

Noah Buchholz discusses how churches can support the deaf community by supporting existing churches and ministries instead of forcing inclusion in their own.

May 25, 2018

Retired US Air Force Colonel Accepts Her New Assignment: Embrace Her Calling

2018 graduate Courtney Ducharme shares her story

May 21, 2018

Dreaming in the Dust

May 16, 2018

Andre A. Samuels Reaffirmed His Commitment to Prison Ministry After Field Education Experience

2018 graduate Andre A. Samuels shares his story

May 7, 2018

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

2018 graduate Latasha Milton shares her story

May 1, 2018

From Law to Theology: One Graduate's 20-Year Path to Ministry

2018 graduate Erik Khoobyarian shares his story

March 9, 2018

Confirming My Call to Ministry

​Mariana Thomas MDiv '19 on her international field education experience in Ghana

October 18, 2017

Faith on the Farm

The Farminary integrates theological education with small-scale agriculture

July 25, 2017

Tripped Up: Mzungu, Youth Ministry, and Short Term Missions

Jamie White offers guidance on how to redeem mission trips in order to help hurting communities and provide meaningful discipleship experiences for youth.

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