Summer/Fall  2000
Volume 5 Number 1

Theology Today Web Site Is a Winner!
Theology Today’s web site ( won the APEX 2000 Grand Award for Publication Excellence given by Communications Concepts, a company that specializes in communications for businesses and nonprofits.

Greetings from the Kirk
The Rev. John Ballantyne Cairns, moderator of the Church of Scotland in 1999–2000, visited Princeton Seminary in April to preach and to bring greetings to the Seminary community from across the sea.

Raising Funds for Seminaries
In May, eighty PCUSA Theological Education Fund (TEF) Resource Persons gathered at Princeton Seminary for three days to experience what it’s like to be in seminary.

Alumni/ae Events Fall 2000
A variety of Alumni/ae events will be celebrated this fall

PTS Corner of History: Princeton and Presidential Politics
inSpire readers may be interested to know, in this year of presidential politics, that the fathers of two presidents of the United States are alumni of Princeton Theological Seminary alumni.

Faculty and Staff Accolades
Several PTS faculty and staff have been busy gathering praises for their recent achievements .

Ten Years and Counting!
The Hispanic Leadership Development and Enhancement Program celebrated its tenth anniversary at Princeton Seminary.

Organ Colloquium at PTS
The Seminary will host an organ colloquium titled "The Organ in Christian Worship," which  will celebrate Miller Chapel’s new Joe R. Engle Organ built by Paul Fritts & Co. Organbuilders.

Trustee News

Recent Graduate Seeks Books for African Seminary
Kossi Ayedze, who was awarded a Ph.D. at the Seminary’s commencement in May, has received both good and bad news in recent months. The good news: Ayedze was appointed to the faculty of the Institute of Theology at Eglise Evangélique Presbytérienne du Togo in West Africa, and he received a donation from a PTS administrator for the library of the small seminary. The bad news: more than half of the nearly 1000 volumes donated to the institute by Princeton Seminary’s director of professional studies, John O’Brien-Prager, were lost en route to Togo.

New Faculty Appointments and Promotions
Three new scholars were appointed to the Seminary faculty at the May meeting of the Board of Trustees.

From Korea with Love
 Dr. Sun Hee Kwak, pastor of the 30,000-member So-Mang Presbyterian church in Seoul, Korea and his congregation contributed the more than $52,000 needed to purchase a seven-foot Steinway as part of the Miller Chapel Restoration Project.

PTS Honors Ministry of Bryant Kirkland
At its May meeting, the Seminary’s Board of Trustees endorsed the establishment of an endowment for a new faculty position in honor of alumnus and former board chairman Bryant M. Kirkland.

PTS Campus Hosts Institute for Youth Ministry Forum
More than 160 lay and ordained ministers from all over the United States and Canada gathered on the Seminary campus in April for the 2000 Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry. Representing many denominations, participants attended lectures and seminars offered by scholars and church leaders who explored the forum’s theme: "Life Together: Practicing Faith with Adolescents."

Class of 1961 Alumna Remembered
For Nancy Harris, one of only three female graduates in the B.D. (M.Div.) Class of 1961, her service to God was a lifelong commitment to the church as well as to the Princeton Seminary community.  Harris bequeathed a gift of $1,000,000 for the endowment of a scholarship honor of her class.

First Female Th.B. Graduate Dies at 94
The death of Muriel Joy Van Orden Jennings marked an occasion to remember both her ground-breaking achievement as the first woman to graduate from PTS in the Th.B. (M.Div.) program and her more than eighty years of ministry.

Womanist Scholar Delivers Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture
Katie G. Cannon, associate professor in the Department of Religion at Temple University, delivered the second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture at PTS in April. Her lecture, titled "Out of the Shadows of Death: Representations of Womanist Homiletical Praxis in the Sacred Rhetoric of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,"

Faculty and Staff Publications
New Faculty and staff publications

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