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The Trustees of Phillips Theological Seminary, a graduate school of theology affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, seek a visionary leader to serve as the school’s president. As the seminary’s chief executive officer, the president is responsible for ensuring the institution has the plans, personnel, culture, material assets, systems, and relationships necessary to fulfill its mission and to achieve excellence. The president will exercise strategic leadership for the seminary while ensuring its continuing spiritual, academic, fiscal, and operational effectiveness.
The next president will be known for spiritual maturity and recognized as being unusually prepared to advance the mission of preparing students for biblically and theologically responsible, compassionate, justice-oriented Christian ministry. The president must be willing and able to work collaboratively with denominational leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and The United Methodist Church, though membership in either denomination is not required.
Phillips Theological Seminary offers Christian graduate theological education in service of intelligent, just, and compassionate religious and civic communities. We welcome students to a safe space for truth-seeking conversations about the Bible, Jesus, and faithful living. Courses available on campus and online for certificate, diploma, MDiv, MAMC, MASJ, and MTS programs, and on campus for the DMin program.
The recent statement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, defending the horrific separation of children from refugee parents on the basis of his tortured reading of Romans chapter 13, as well as Donald Trump’s recent statement that he wants Americans to treat him the way North Koreans obey their dictator, illustrate the critical need for our churches to stand publicly for a radically different version of the faith and for a very different direction for our country.
One way to manifest our commitment is to study the Bible with resistance-colored glasses, and invite our neighbors to join us. Start a RESISTANCE BIBLE STUDY group in your church today. Go public with it! Let your neighbors and your local press know that you are offering it. This free resource for progressive churches was written by Rev. Jim Burklo, author of Mindful Christianity, and is being continually updated.
We are pleased to inform you that the Journey of the Universe courses and the Thomas Berry course are being launched today, October 2nd, in Chinese through Yale/Coursera. This is an auspicious time as October 1st is the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.
The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are accessible here: