Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Offices reopen today, senior M.Div. students return in order to take General Ordination Exams this week and next, cross-culture immersions are ready to go, taking students to St. George’s College in Jerusalem, to the Dominican Republic, and to Myanmar, Doctor of Ministry students will soon begin in-residence studies, and M.Div. and M.A courses are about to begin.

Everything moves ahead full speed with all the services of a full-time resident community. Dorms and guest housing open, the refectory and 1823 Café are in service, buildings and grounds continue work on many projects, including preparing faculty housing for new faculty members to come next year. Business and finance, institutional advancement, academic affairs and student life, present operations and future planning, we are up and running again.

I sometimes hear about how good it is for the Seminary to have lengths of time between terms, especially in January and summer. We do have our rhythms, but they are not the rhythm of terms and between terms. One term leads directly into the next: August, fall, January, spring, and summer terms. This makes possible the variety of programs and program schedules. The one constant is daily worship. I am glad to see us gather again and look forward to working together for this new year.

Timothy F. Sedgwick, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Clinton S. Quin Professor of Christian Ethics