It's a tough time to be a pastor. Learn how Collegeville Institute Fellows are wrestling with criminal justice.

July 2016

Fellows Wrestle with Criminal Justice System

Clergy in the Collegeville Institute Fellows program engaged in timely discussion about the criminal justice system at their July meeting.

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Our first 10-day summer writing workshop was a hit!

Anthony Siegrist, scholar
The Collegeville Institute hosted its longest ever summer writing workshop, Christian Spirituality and the Writing Life: A Week with Lauren Winner.

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Calling in Today's World now available

Beginning in 2014, a group of scholars from the Collegeville Institute's Interfaith Perspectives on Vocation Seminar have explored concepts, perspectives, and challenges related to a sense of calling from Buddhist, Confucian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, Christian, and secular traditions. Together they have written Calling in Today’s World: Voices from Eight Faith Perspectives (Eerdmans, 2016), which was published on July 28, 2016. 

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Introducing Fall Resident Scholars!

Fall is always a busy time at the Collegeville Institute, and this year is shaping up to be no exception. We are anticipating a great group of incoming fall 2016 Resident Scholars, including:

Milan SpakAnita Amstutz, Reverend/Lead Pastor
Mennonite Church USA
Albuquerque, NM
Project Title: Lorenzo and Me: Beehives in the Barnyard

Milan SpakJessica Coblentz, PhD Candidate, Theology Department
Boston College
Waltham, MA
Project Title: Depression, Salvation, and the Human Person
Fr. WilfredEmmanuel Egbule, Priest
Anglican Diocese of Ikeduru
Owerri, Nigeria
Project Title: Igbo Traditional Communal Life: A Stepping Stone for Ecumenism

Milan SpakShirley Showalter, Research Professor
Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, VA
Project Title: Jubilación: Vocation in the Third Act of Life 

Read about the rest of our incoming scholars »

Featured articles from Bearings Online

Listening and Being Sent: Calling in Judaism

by Diane M. Millis

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi, discusses vocation in Jewish thought and describes her own calling to be a peacemaker.

Negotiating Ordinary Life: What Proverbs and Ecclesiastes Teach Us about Wisdom

by Betsy Johnson-Miller

Amy Plantinga Pauw discusses the role of wisdom literature in guiding us when life on the ground stops making sense.

The Biopsy

by Ruth Johnston

A poem by Ruth Johnston, participant in the 2014 summer writing workshop, Poetry, Prose, and Prayer: A Week with Michael Dennis Browne.

Bread Alone

by Renée Bondy

The sixteenth-century mystic Teresa of Avila reminded her fellow sisters that God walks among the pots and pans. I think she was on to something.

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