Academic Programs


Ben Brazil
Ben Brazil, Assistant Professor and Director of the Ministry of Writing Program, leading the Ministry of Writing Colloquium

The idea of “writing as ministry” is not common in seminary curricula, but has deep roots in Quaker history. At ESR, emphasis is placed upon developing students’ understanding of writing as public ministry and honing his or her skills in multiple genres. Courses in this area include: Writing as Ministry; Writing the Story; Literary Non-Fiction; Expository Non-Fiction; Writing for Publication, and rotating courses devoted to other genres.

Recent and Upcoming Courses

For up-to-date listings, see the Academic Services page.

2015 Aug WR 290-T Writing as Mindfulness two-week intensive
2015 Fall WR 101 Writing as Ministry residential
2015 Fall WR 230-O Creative Non-Fiction online
2016 Spring WR 350-B Writing Seminar blended
2016 Spring WR 2XX Peace Journalism residential
2016 May WR 240-T Writing Public Theology two-week intensive

Writing as Ministry Course Descriptions

Recent and Upcoming Conferences