Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Winter 2019 edition of the Virginia Theological Seminary magazine is now available! It was lovely when in the Faculty meeting on Tuesday, the Rev. A. Katherine Grieb, Ph.D. entered into the record that she was so impressed by the latest issue. Many thanks to the hard work of Curtis Prather and Elizabeth Panox-Leach for another fine edition. There are numerous interesting features in this publication.

An article on TryTank, led by the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija of Los Angeles, describes an exciting, innovative project focused on the future of the church. It’s the first such joint project between Virginia Theological Seminary and the General Theological Seminary in decades. If you would like to read about a bold, improbable project one of our local parishes is embarking upon, check out the article written by the Rev. Jonathan Musser. You will be challenged and inspired to read how this Alexandria congregation is planning to reach their community.

Seminary student Valerie Mayo '19, writes about the power of God’s presence in her description of the two-day Public Theology seminar hosted by the Center for Anglican Communion Studies. The Rev. Joseph Thompson, Ph.D.,  director of Multicultural Ministries, relates the dedication of the Rev. Pauli Murray building at VTS. Self-described as “America’s problem child,” she became the first African-American woman to be ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church. The Seminary is proud to be able to honor an individual who allowed nothing to hinder her determination to follow after God.

And if you wondered what Dorothy Linthicum is up to since her recent retirement, you can find out whether she has decided to go wide or go deep in this new phase of her life. These are just a few offerings from the latest edition you will not want to miss.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
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