2018 Advent Meditations Are Here

Each Advent season, Seminary of the Southwest collects meditations and prayers for each day of Advent. Click below to enjoy these reflections, as well as recordings of each author sharing their work. Have a joyous Advent and very Merry Christmas!

Blandy 2018 Welcomes Alumni Home

Against a background of crisp fall weather, the 2018 Blandy Lectures and Alumni Convocation convened on the campus of Seminary of the Southwest this November with a distinct feel of homecoming. Under the guidance of Blandy Chair The Rev. Kathy Pfister and Alumni Association President The Rev. Eric Hungerford, this year’s Blandy featured many new […]

On the Tragedy at Tree of Life Synagogue

Today, we grieve the deaths of 11 people who were shot during their sabbath prayers on Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We find ourselves dismayed, angry, and sorrowful. We are tired of such violence. We find that fresh words are difficult to summon as we respond to a shooting that is […]

‘Theologizing latinamente’ Conference Expands Latinx Studies Conversation

Seminary of the Southwest buzzed with activity October 11 and 12 as Southwest presented Theologizing latinamente: A conference on Latino Cultures, Liturgies, and Ethics. Established and emerging scholars convened on campus to present scholarship on Latino cultures, liturgies, and ethics in an Episcopal/Anglican context. Thursday night kicked off with a festive bilingual, bi-cultural Eucharist for […]

John Hines Day Celebrates the Vision of Our Founder

On October 9, members of the Southwest community, the Board of Trustees, members of the Hines family, and the John Hines Legacy Society gathered on campus to celebrate the legacy and vision of the founder of Seminary of the Southwest, Bishop John Elbridge Hines. Bishop Hines’ vision of a seminary “for the whole church” was […]

Southwest Receives Lilly Grant for Thriving in Bi-Vocational Ministry Program

Seminary of the Southwest Receives Lilly Endowment Grant for New Thriving in Bi-Vocational Ministry Program Initiative to provide continuing education resources and mentoring for newly ordained parish priests and deacons graduating from bi-vocational education programs Seminary of the Southwest has received a grant of nearly $1 million to help establish the Thriving in Bi-Vocational Ministry […]

Dean Kittredge statement on Supreme Court confirmation hearings

Dean’s Statement on Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings These last two weeks have been extremely painful. Power is at stake, and the country is dangerously polarized. I write from London where I have followed the proceedings and ridden the waves of emotion and conflict covered in the news and shared among my colleagues and friends within […]

New Class Welcomed; Jones, Tomlinson Installed as Faculty at Matriculation

On September 9, 2018, the incoming class at Seminary of the Southwest formally matriculated during an Evensong service at Christ Chapel. Dr. Scott Bader-Saye, acting dean and president, preached. Southwest also installed two new faculty members, the Rev. Melanie Jones and Dr. Steven Tomlinson in their newly created faculty roles. The Rev. Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski, acting […]

Kittredge Commissioned Canon Theologian in the Diocese of Southwark

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, dean and president, was commissioned as canon theologian at Southwark Cathedral in the Diocese of Southwark in London. In her new role, Kittredge will assist the clergy and people of the Diocese of Southwark in theological reflection, conversation, and decision-making through written materials, workshops, […]

Dean Kittredge Takes Fall Sabbatical

Dr. Scott Bader-Saye to serve as Acting Dean and President in fall The fall 2018 semester at Seminary of the Southwest will find the Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, dean and president, on sabbatical. Academic Dean Dr. Scott Bader-Saye will serve as acting dean and president in her absence. Filling Dr. Bader-Saye’s normal position of […]