Current News

ESR Adopts New Masters of Divinity Curriculum

Post date: Fri, 2019-01-25 10:31

Earlham School of Religion will be adopting a new 75-hour Master of Divinity curriculum beginning with the Fall 2019 semester. This curriculum revision is the result of a lengthy discernment and visioning process on the part of ESR's entire faculty. Jim Higginbotham, in his new interim role as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, will oversee and ensure successful implementation of the program. 

Hanshin Professor Reflects on Sabbatical at ESR

Post date: Wed, 2019-01-23 09:29

Living in Mindfulness
by Yeong Mee Lee (Professor of Old Testament Studies, Hanshin University)

Time flies. It has been over four months since I arrived at Earlham School of Religion, and now it it almost time to leave!

ESR Welcomes Director of Student and Alumni Engagement

Post date: Wed, 2018-12-19 11:47

Earlham School of Religion is pleased to announce our new Director of Student & Alumni Engagement, Brent Walsh. Brent is a 2013 graduate of ESR and will bring to the position a wealth of experience and a passion for supporting the ministry of our students and alumni.

This new administrative faculty position at ESR will support student retention, completion, and continue connection with our alumni after graduation.

ESR Welcomes Walters Young as Adjunct Instructor

Post date: Mon, 2018-12-10 10:49

ESR is pleased to welcome Laine Walters Young, who is currently completing her Doctorate in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, to our faculty as an adjunct instructor for the Spring 2019 semester. Walters Young will teach the online Introduction to Pastoral Care (PC 101-O) course in place of Jim Higginbotham, who will be serving as Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Earlham School of Religion Named to 2018-19 Seminaries that Change the World

Post date: Wed, 2018-11-14 16:21

For the fifth consecutive year Earlham School of Religion has been named as a Seminary that Changes the World by The Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Seminary (STCTW;

Jim Higginbotham Named Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Post date: Wed, 2018-11-07 09:40

Earlham School of Religion’s Associate Professor of Pastoral Care Jim Higginbotham will begin a one-year appointment as Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs beginning in January. The position is primarily intended to finalize and implement ESR’s newly-revised 75-credit hour Master of Divinity, which will launch in the fall of 2019.

Jay Marshall Named Earlham School of Religion Dean Emeritus

Post date: Tue, 2018-10-30 11:46

At its Fall 2018 meeting held October 11-13, the Earlham College Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to name recently retired Earlham School of Religion Dean Jay Marshall as Dean Emeritus.

Ryan Frame Named Director of Seminary Computing Services

Post date: Wed, 2018-10-24 11:54

Congratulations to Ryan Frame on being promoted to director of seminary computer services for both Bethany Theological Seminary and Earlham School of Religion. Frame was hired as computing services specialist for both schools in August 2014, having previously been the proprietor of an IT service and consulting company.

Tim Seid Concludes Employment with Earlham School of Religion

Post date: Mon, 2018-09-24 14:42

After 17 years of service to Earlham School of Religion, Tim Seid will conclude his employment as Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies on October 31, 2018, which is at the end of his current sabbatical.

Call for Applications - 2018-19 Mullen Writing Fellowship

Post date: Thu, 2018-09-20 09:43

Earlham School of Religion is currently accepting applications from those interested in the Tom Mullen Ministry of Writing Fellowship for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018