Date: January 25, 2021
Last night, the faculty started to gather for their annual January retreat. The agenda of our two-day meeting includes deep reflection on our shared life together. We had agreed to read After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging by Willie James Jennings. This reflection on “belonging” ran parallel with a need to explore some of the possibilities that are emerging with the proposed venture with General Theological Seminary.
We are a faculty that enjoys each other’s company. We share a faith in the triune God and a passion for theological education. We know that our work is the work of eternity. There is an appropriate seriousness in our approach to the work.
This is also a distinguished faculty. Every leader of every educational institution aspires to have a faculty of excellence. As I look at the Lilly grants, the publication records, and the attention so many of our faculty are getting, I am pleased to report that this really is a faculty of excellence.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President