Have you ever wished for an opportunity to experience the worship practices of other faith traditions? Longed for opportunities to have deep and honest conversations with individuals whose perspectives are just as sincere as yours, but significantly different? If you want to strengthen your own commitment to your faith without the need to dismiss the faith of others, ESR has an excellent opportunity for you.
“Religious experience at its core is not an experience of anything,” according to Peter Rollins. “It’s what transforms your experience of everything.” Rollins shared this during his opening lecture as part of the 2013 ESR Willson Lectures.
ESR is pleased to announce special scholarship recipients for the 2013-14 academic year. Both the Nancy Kortepeter Mullen Scholarship and the Thomas J. Mullen Scholarship provide each student with full tuition for 27-30 credits.
ESR Professor of Peace and Justice Studies Lonnie Valentine has been awarded the Elton Trueblood Chair of Christian Thought. The Chair was established in 1967 and rotates every five years between Earlham College and the School of Religion.
ESR is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Brazil as the new Assistant Professor and Director of the Ministry of Writing Program.
Ben comes to us from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is currently serving as both Assistant Director of the Youth Theological Initiative, a program of the Candler School of Theology at Emory, and also as an instructor of courses including "Contemporary Religious Experience: Spiritual but not Religious."
On Friday, March 1, Earlham School of Religion hosted prospective students at an Open House on campus.
ESR is excited to welcome Thom Jeavons to campus as Scholar-in-Residence. Thom is a 1978 alumnus of ESR (M.A.) and holds a Ph.D. from Union Institute.
Join us this spring for exciting Ministry of Writing courses, taught by our visiting adjunct writing professor, Amy Lyles Wilson.
“I’m the kind of person who started writing at eight years old, and from that moment on always wanted to be a writer,” began Sharman Apt Russell, keynote speaker for the 2012 ESR Ministry of Writing Colloquium. Russell, a nature and science writer from New Mexico, shared her message, The Scripture of Snail and Fern, with a full audience in the ESR Center gathering area on November 3rd.
On Friday, November 2, Earlham School of Religion hosted prospective students at an Open House on campus.