Institutional News Updates

  • Hardin-Simmons University Trustees Vote to Close Logsdon Seminary

    February 16, 2020 From Baptist Standard: ABILENE—Hardin-Simmons University’s board of trustees voted to close Logsdon Seminary. President Eric Bruntmyer announced the board’s action in a letter released about 9 p.m. on Feb. 7. “The board approved new programs, and it closed other programs at the undergraduate and graduate level including Logsdon Seminary and its programs,” Bruntmyer stated. “In the next week, ...
  • St John’s College, Nottingham, to close after 156 years

    December 19, 2019 Theological college in Nottingham ‘no longer financially viable in the long term’   After 156 years, St John’s College, Nottingham, is to close, it was announced this week. The majority of the 28 employees at the former theological college, including tutors, will transfer to new posts in institutions that have agreed to continue the college’s distance-learning and youth-ministry work; but ...
  • St. Andrews Encyclopedia of Theology

    December 15, 2019 Press Release: The School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews has secured its largest ever research grant of £3.4 million from the John Templeton Foundation to support the creation and launch of a free, online encyclopaedia of theology. The Encyclopaedia will grow to include material from the world’s major religions, beginning with Christianity and expanding to Judaism, Islam, Buddhism ...
  • Fuller Seminary Won’t Leave Pasadena After All

    November 4, 2019 Citing restrictions on selling its current Pasadena property and unexpectedly high construction costs, Fuller Theological Seminary officials announced it won’t be moving to Pomona, California, in 2021 as planned. Fuller president Mark Labberton said Southern California’s high construction costs—higher than the school’s conservative estimates—and “differences with the City of Pasadena” over the sale of the land ...
  • Dallas Theological Seminary Names Dr. Mark M. Yarbrough as Next President

    October 28, 2019 Oct 25, 2019 Dallas—The Board of Incorporate Members of Dallas Theological Seminary has named current vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Mark M. Yarbrough, as the sixth president in the institution’s 95-year history. Dr. Yarbrough, who will assume the presidency on July 1, 2020, will succeed Dr. Mark L. Bailey who announced his retirement last year and ...
  • Gordon College Receives Record $75.5 Million Donation

    October 5, 2019 From Christianity Today: A record-setting $75.5 million donation stands to change the trajectory of Gordon College by boosting scholarship funds to make the school more affordable and expanding opportunities for non-traditional students. The anonymous gift—the largest in the school’s history and among the largest ever given to a Christian college—is an answered prayer. And it comes just ...
  • We are now @theologynews on Twitter!

    September 30, 2019 Good news. Our Twitter handle is now @theologynews. Be sure to direct all responses there. At the start of this project Theology News was working with the Twitter handle @theology_news. The more natural @theologynews handle had belonged to a certain Adam Kendry way back in 2011 or 2012. After an email to Adam about our ...
  • Yale Divinity School – $3 million McDonald Agape gift supports creation of endowed professorship

    September 20, 2019 With support from the McDonald Agape Foundation, Yale Divinity School has established a new endowed professorship: the McDonald Agape Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity. Its inaugural holder will be Teresa Morgan, who is joining YDS from the University of Oxford in 2022. See the full announcement here: https://divinity.yale.edu/news/3-million-mcdonald-agape-gift-supports-creation-endowed-professorship
  • New Principal at the London School of Theology – Reverend Professor Mark J. Cartledge

    September 12, 2019 London School of Theology is delighted to announce the appointment of Reverend Professor Mark J. Cartledge as its new Principal. Mark is currently Professor of Practical Theology at Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, USA. He will take up the position on 1st January, 2020. Mark is an ordained minister in the Church of ...
  • Anthony Reddie becomes Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture

    September 10, 2019 From Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford: We are delighted to announce that the new Director of the College’s ‘Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture’ will be Professor Anthony Reddie, currently Extraordinary Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of South Africa. Professor Reddie is a leading scholar in the field of Black Theology; editor of Black Theology journal, ...
  • St Mellitus College (London) Appoints a New Director

    September 6, 2019 From: https://www.stmellitus.ac.uk/about-us/news/director-st-mellitus-college-london-monday St Mellitus College is delighted to announce that Revd Dr Hannah Steele has been appointed as the Director of St Mellitus College, London (Monday). St Mellitus College was founded in 2007 by the Bishops of London and Chelmsford in partnership with HTB. From September 2019, the College will have five centres across the UK – London, ...
  • Update: The Sale of Fuller Seminary’s Pasadena Campus

    August 23, 2019 An update on Fuller Theological Seminary’s status regarding the sale of its Pasadena property… Dear Fuller Community, Earlier today the board met in an urgent session to discuss the surprising turn of events last week when the buyer for the Pasadena property withdrew. As promised, we are updating you with new developments, knowing that not all questions ...
  • Dwight Radcliff Named Assistant Professor of Mission, Theology, and Culture and Director of the William Pannell Center for African American Church Studies

    August 22, 2019 Fuller Theological Seminary is excited to announce the appointment of Dwight Radcliff Jr. as director of the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies and assistant professor of mission, theology, and culture, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Radcliff will work alongside Assistant Provost Clifton Clarke in Southern California and in collaboration with Vince ...
  • New MACT With Classical Theology Focus Starts This Fall at Talbot.

    August 21, 2019 This blog was reposted in its entirity from https://www.biola.edu/blogs/talbot-magazine/2019/master-s-program-with-classical-theology-focus-starts-this-fall  This fall, Talbot will launch a new program: the Master of Arts with a focus in Classical Theology (MACT). The MACT is a 36-credit, residential, great-books program integrated around the interpretation of Holy Scripture. Applications are coming in, and we’ve begun interviewing candidates for the inaugural class. Would ...
  • St Andrews University given £2.3m grant for science-engaged theology

    August 16, 2019 Tue 13 Aug 2019By Marcus Jones “The School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews has been given a major grant to invest in the research and teaching of science-engaged theology. The John Templeton Foundation has awarded the Scottish university £2.3m.The money will also go into an open online resource and two scholarships for undergraduates ...