Make Way…the British Are Coming!
On Sunday, December 30, 2001, the Princeton Seminary campus
was invaded by troops of the British Crown Forces for the 225th anniversary
of the Battle of Princeton. While the reenactment itself took place at
nearby Princeton Battlefield State Park, these troops assembled on the
grounds of the Seminary and marched one and a half miles to the battlefield,
coinciding with the original routes traveled.
Resilient Leaders Needed for Demanding Times
“Moses doesn’t always succeed as a leader, but he’s a great
model because he tries different things…,” said Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
during the closing session of a recent two-day continuing education event
titled “Resilient Leadership: What Clergy Need to Know to Lead Today.”
Donald Capps wrote Giving Counsel: A Minister’s Guidebook
(Chalice Press, 2001) and contributed a chapter to The Spirituality of Men:
Sixteen Christians Write about Their Faith (Fortress Press, 2002), edited by P.L. Culbertson.
Trustee emeritus Raymond I. Lindquist died on October 5, 2001. Lindquist
earned a Bachelor of Theology from PTS in 1933, was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1934, and went on to serve in several
congregations, including as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in
Hollywood, California, from 1953 to 1971.
PTS Honors and Is Honored by
Artist Jacob Landau
In a poignant tribute, surrounded by his friends and his
forceful lithographs, Princeton Seminary honored artist Jacob Landau on
December 7, 2001, in the Erdman Gallery. The gallery had mounted an exhibit
of Landau’s art, titled “Unlimited Possibilities,” from October 29 through
Theological Books Needed for Seminaries in Madagascar
The Reverend Deborah Brincivalli, an alum of the Seminary (Class of 1985
M.Div. and 1995 D.Min.), is on a mission to collect theological books on
behalf of the Synod of the Northeast’s partnership with the Church of Jesus
Christ in Madagascar.
Upcoming Alumni/ae Events
PTS Alum Carries Olympic Flame
The Reverend Darrell Armstrong, pastor of Shiloh Baptist
Church in Trenton, New Jersey, was chosen by the U.S. Olympic Committee as
one of 11,500 people to have the honor of carrying the three-pound Olympic
torch as it made its way on a two-month journey to the 2002 Winter Games in
Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dining Hall Staff Honored with “Moment of Appreciation”
When PTS’s cafeteria workers entered the Main Lounge for
a “mandatory staff meeting” last December, they were certain they were in
the wrong place. But, to their surprise, the decorations, the refreshments,
and the crowd gathered in a standing ovation were all in their honor.
Honoring Those Who Paved the Way:
PTS Celebrates Black History Month
Princeton Seminary celebrated Black History Month with
song, worship, art, and food. A month-long series of events organized by the
Association of Black Seminarians
contributions of African American preachers, musicians, and citizens.
Valuable Print Collection Gift to PTS
“We’re going to have one of the largest collections in the country of prints
of leading Christian figures,” said William Harris, librarian for archives
and special collections, upon James R. Tanis’s gift of his print collection
(which also includes woodcuts, etchings, and steel engravings) to the
Consultation Inaugurates Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology
Princeton Seminary inaugurated its new Abraham Kuyper Center for Public
Theology with a consultation on February 2.
Obery Hendricks, president of Payne Theological Seminary and
PTS Class of 1990, presented this year’s annual Frederick Neumann Memorial
Lecture. His lecture was titled “Class, Counter-Hegemony, and the Jews:
Reenvisioning the Gospel of John.”
Faculty and Staff Accolades
Sheila and Steve Cardone (Steve is director of housing and
auxiliary services) welcomed a new son, Andrew Stephen, into the world on
January 20, 2002.
New Lectionary Commentary Takes Theological Approach to Exegesis
A new commentary on selected texts from the common lectionary
has just been published by Eerdmans and Continuum. The three-volume work,
The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sundays Texts, edited by
Roger E. Van Harn, includes the work of a number of PTS faculty and alumni/ae.
Ley Breuel exhibited her work in Princeton’s Erdman Gallery in
December and January. Her show, titled “Making Paths,” expressed her
interest in representing the paths of human life, “some replete with roots,
fear, stumbling stones, steep climbs; others alive with peace, compassion,
Rehabbing a House in Princeton
Not all ministry is about commentaries and communion cups. About 40
Princeton students and staff ministered with hammers and saws one Saturday a
month from October through April as they helped rehab a house on Leigh
Avenue in Princeton, in partnership with the Trenton-area Habitat for
Darrell Guder Joins PTS Faculty
Darrell L. Guder, recently appointed as PTS’s Henry Winters
Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology, is teaching his first
semester of classes at Princeton this spring. His two courses are
“Foundations of Missional Theology” and “Ecumenical Approaches to Mission in
the Twentieth Century.”
Special Bible Exhibit on Display at Seminary’s
A special Bible exhibit is currently on display, through May
1, at Princeton Seminary’s Luce Library Exhibit Hall. The display, “An
Exhibit on the Making of the NRSV Bible,” contains materials from the
National Council of Churches relating to work of the Standard Bible
In hopes of a healthy winter season, 115 PTS students, faculty, and
staff went to Mackay Auditorium in December to get flu shots. It's
not clear whether all participants were as fearless before the needle as
was John Gilmore, vice president for business affairs.