Friday, April 19, 2013

When we appointed our Associate Professor of Theology of Liturgy, we knew we were getting a very impressive and interesting teacher and scholar.  The Rev. Dr. James Farwell was clear throughout the search process.  He wanted to teach and write in Liturgy, but he was also eager to bring his interests in comparative theology.  He wanted to live in a variety of worlds. 

Today's Fridays at the Seminary is very exciting.  The topic - 'What is the meaning of my neighbor's faith for my own?' - is important.  He is not simply going to consider the historical approaches to these questions, but he will also look at those who manage to live with multiple religious identities.  He is a fabulous teacher; this will be treat for all those attending.

This is an important and growing edge for the Seminary.  We do not live in a world where everyone is an Episcopalian; nor do we live in a world where everyone is a Christian.  Religious diversity is a reality.  We need to learn how to think both theologically and sociologically about this reality.  We are excited that Jim is here to help us.

The Very Rev Ian Markham
Dean and President