The Fund for Drew

Dear Alumnus: “In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.” I believe baseball’s accidental philosopher, Yogi Berra, was on to something when he said this. All of us who have been fortunate enough to study at Drew Theological School can recognize the deep truth in this Yogi-ism.  The world, […]

Greetings from Dean Jeffrey Kuan

Drew Theological School Needs You. To be more precise, theological education needs you. As I’m sure you know, theological education has increasingly come under attack during the past several years. Many of the “mega-churches,” for instance, are now training their own clergy, convinced that this apprentice style of learning is superior to the pedagogical approach […]

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United Methodist Annual Conferences

Annually, Drew Theological School and the Office of Theological School Advancement coordinate gatherings at many of the United Methodist annual conferences that take place throughout May and June. These gatherings, small or large, provide alumni a great opportunity to get together, reconnect, and learn about the latest news from Drew. It is also a wonderful […]

Holy Land Trip

Jerusalem Institute for Biblical Exploration Archaeological/Historical Visit to the Holy Land May 22 – June 2   Professors Herbert Huffmon and Carl Savage invite you to join us in a 12-day visit/study course under the auspices of the Jerusalem Institute for Biblical Exploration.  We will visiting archaeological and historical sites in Jordan, Israel, and the […]

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New Faculty

Dr. Elias Ortega-Aponte is an Afro-Latino scholar from Puerto Rico whose areas of expertise are critical race theory, critical theory, cultural sociology, Latino/a cultural studies, Africana studies, and religious ethics. He received his Ph.D. in Religious Social Ethics from Princeton Theological Seminary. His primary concern is with the theorization of how the intersection of race […]

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Daniel Flores & Mayra Rivera Share Their Stories

Daniel Flores, Co-pastor of La Trinidad UMC-Fort Worth (Ph.D. 2004) In 1999, I received the MPhil in Theological and Religious Studies from Drew’s Graduate School. Since I was writing my dissertation on early American Methodism, I needed to travel to repositories in distant places. The Edwards-Mercer Prize enabled me to visit the John Rylands Library […]

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TSA Update

by Lauren Godwyn This fall the Theological Student Association welcomed two new caucuses to our community: SPECTRUM provides support for LGBTQQIA students while encouraging and challenging the school to be open and welcoming of all people, and MA focuses on the needs of students in the Masters of Art program.  How blessed and enriched our […]

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Prisons and P.R.E.P. Unite University

In summer of 2007, when Deans Beach and Yardley decided to take a chance on piloting the Partnership for Religion and Education in Prisons (PREP) concept as presented by recent graduate Margaret Atkins (T ‘07), they had no idea what they were setting in motion.  More than four years later, the thriving PREP program has […]

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Rev. Dr. Ernest Shaw Lyght

December 31, 2011, marked the official retirement of the Rev. Dr. Ernest Shaw Lyght, a graduate of Drew Theological School’s class of 1968, as a bishop of the United Methodist Church.  Growing up in a Methodist parsonage, Bishop Lyght has dedicated his life to the church and serves as a shining example for all alumni […]

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Greetings from the Dean

It’s the start of the spring semester here at Drew Theological School. As I celebrate my first year as Dean, I am grateful to be a part of this welcoming community, in which students, faculty, staff, and alumni incarnate what it means to be Christian leaders, pastors, teacher-scholars, and servants to the community at home […]

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