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Rev. Stephen Lewis
Rev. Stephen Lewis

President
The Fund for Theological Education

December 20, 2013

12 Reasons to be Thankful


As this year comes to a close, we are grateful for FTE’s Alumni, friends and partners who have helped us discern FTE’s next faithful steps toward God’s unfolding future. We appreciate the many ways that you have prayed and supported FTE during this season of transition and anticipation. On behalf of the FTE Board and staff, I want to express our deep appreciation and gratitude for you.

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Rob Lee
Rob Lee

2013 Leadership Discernment Conference Participant

November 04, 2013

Justified


As a student who gets to preach regularly, I’ve sought advice from countless preachers on the art of writing a sermon. The consensus is it is best done with eyes peeled for possible illustrations in our daily lives that could captivate listeners and bring them closer to the heart of God.

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Matthew Wesley Williams
Matthew Wesley Williams

Director of Strategic Partnerships

October 01, 2013

The Return of FTE’s Doctoral Programs


On October 1, FTE reinstated its doctoral fellowship programs with significant changes. The doctoral programs will include two fellowships for doctoral students of color with funding focused on students nearing the end of their studies.

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Rev. Stephen Lewis
Rev. Stephen Lewis

President
The Fund for Theological Education

September 27, 2013

Changes to FTE’s Fellowship Programs


In my last announcement, I shared that FTE will adapt and shift from being a fellowship supporting organization to a leadership incubator. Let me say more about why a leadership incubator and what its implications are for FTE’s fellowship programs. Incubators are well known in other sectors and industries.

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Rev. Stephen Lewis
Rev. Stephen Lewis

President
The Fund for Theological Education

September 16, 2013

What Are We Now Called To Become?


Does God call organizations or only individuals? Do callings invite us to change and adapt while the world changes around us? I believe so. During this past year, FTE has been discerning what God is calling it to become in the midst of new economic realities and changes within the academy, church and society. We paused most of our fellowship activities to determine what’s needed now and how FTE is being called to cultivate a new generation of leaders for the church and academy.

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Monica Coleman
Monica Coleman

Associate Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religions
at Claremont School of Theology

September 03, 2013

An Interview with Author and FTE Doctoral Alumna Monica Coleman


Fran Davis-Harris spoke with FTE Doctoral Alumna Dr. Monica Coleman about her book, Ain't I a Womanist Too: Third Wave Womanist Religious Thought, which was released in May of this year. Dr Coleman is a proponent for the Womanist movement and has been active in this work for a number of years. She stepped away momentarily from her work as a scholar activist to share how she was called and inspired to do this work. Read on to take a journey into Dr. Coleman's life.

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Gregory Ellison
Gregory Ellison

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Candler School of Theology

September 03, 2013

7 Questions with Alumnus, Author, and Activist Dr. Gregory Ellison


Fran Davis-Harris sat down with FTE Alumnus Dr. Gregory Ellison to talk about his new book, Cut Dead but Still Alive: Caring for African American Men. Dr. Ellison shared intimate accounts of how he came to understand his call and purpose as a preacher, educator and scholar activist. He also spoke passionately about what prompted him to write his book and begin the subsequent grassroots community empowerment initiative entitled Fearless Dialogues. Read on to get a glimpse of the great work Dr. Ellison is doing.

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