Current News

ESR Launches Master of Arts: Theopoetics & Writing

Post date: Fri, 2019-03-15 15:45

Earlham School of Religion provides a unique educational experience with its new graduate degree in theopoetics and writing (MATW). The first of its kind at a seminary, this degree enables students to focus study in ways that celebrate mystery, metaphor, and meaning in texts and contexts for expansive reflection, critical engagement, and various forms of writing.

Matthew Hisrich Named Dean of Earlham School of Religion

Post date: Thu, 2019-03-07 14:51

Matthew Hisrich, D.M. has been named Dean of the Earlham School of Religion and Vice President of Earlham by Interim President Avis Stewart. The appointment of Hisrich, who has been serving as Interim Vice President and Dean since July 1, 2018, is effective immediately.

ESR Takes Contextual Theology Trip to India

Post date: Wed, 2019-03-06 15:18

This past January, students, faculty, alumni and friends traveled to India for a contextual theology trip.

Join ESR for 2019 Willson Lectures

Post date: Tue, 2019-03-05 16:09

You are invited to join Earlham School of Religion April 13, 2019 for the annual Willson Lectures. This year we welcome Dr. Anthony Bradley as our keynote speaker for Finding a Solution to the Mass Incarceration Crisis.

ESR Launches Bivocational Ministry Certificate

Post date: Wed, 2019-02-20 12:28

Earlham School of Religion is excited to announce the launch of a new Bivocational Ministry Certificate. This program is intended to provide pastors who find themselves working outside of their ministerial roles, either by choice or necessity, with the resources to do so successfully.

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;