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This research will review received histories of the Episcopal Church’s mission to Liberia in order to identify lessons for today. Particular focus will be given to key leaders and how mission through evangelism and education establish the Church of…

This collection consists of one oral history interview of The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows. Bishop Baskerville-Burrows is the Bishop of Indianapolis. Bishop Baskerville-Burrows is the first woman of African descent to be elected…

This collection consists of one oral history interview of The Reverend Phillip A. Jackson. Reverend Jackson is the Rector of Trinity Church Wall Street and President of Trinity Church Foundation. Reverend Jackson is the first person of African…

This collection consists of one oral history interview of The Reverend Paul Roberts Abernathy. Reverend Abernathy is a retired Episcopal priest, author, and renown preacher. In Reverend Abernathy’s nearly forty-year ministry prior to retirement, he…

The purpose of this thesis project is to examine a new opportunity for students to explore spiritual development beyond programs offered through the office of university ministry. Central to this project is the idea of how peers influence spiritual…

The Diocese of Alaska is the largest diocese in The Episcopal Church (TEC) by geographical size. The 6,072 members of its 48 constituent congregations are spread out over an area larger than the total combined size of California, Texas, Montana, and…

This Capstone Project is designed to celebrate the triumph of The Episcopal
Church as it moved through the crisis of HIV/AIDS in North America in the last third of the twentieth century. My objective is to tell a story about how the Episcopal Church…

How can the church minister in a more effective way to individuals who have suffered some form of trauma? One of the solutions is to become trauma-informed . This Capstone will offer a deeper understanding of the impact of childhood trauma, and…

The Prologue of the Gospel of John previews the theological framework which guides readers through the book. This thesis identifies in the Prologue three paradoxes pertaining to Jesus’ identity, mission, and purpose and traces them through the…

A site-specific immersive exhibition allowing guests to explore their (a)theism in community while engaging all five senses at different exhibits, in an amazing historical building on the campus of Virginia Theological Seminary. Guests can expect to…

Faith deconstruction and reconstruction have become a religious cultural phenomenon in 21st century America. It is an experience lamented by conservative evangelical and fundamentalist leaders as a step toward apostasy. But deconstruction is also a…

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the introduction of the practice of testimony in a congregation that does not readily understand itself as a community that engages in the practice. Testimony is an underutilized practice in the Episcopal…

Forty years ago I was on a journey of discovery that would lead me to the life changing waters of baptism and a new chapter in my life. My journey began with a deep yearning to learn more about God and Jesus, but my pursuit for answers was wrought…

Is it possible to have only one conception of sin? Of salvation? Derek Nelson in Sin: A Guide for the Perplexed observes that with a variety of approaches, we are able to “see, in relief and detail, features of sin that might be otherwise obscured.”…

On November 20, 1774, a young, itinerant Methodist minister, William Duke, rode into Alexandria, Virginia, and preached to a small group of local people. He recorded in his diary that he had “formed them into a new society.” No pomp and circumstance,…

Bondo Diocese is one of the Anglican dioceses that has made history in the life of the Anglican Province of Kenya through its progressive support of the quest for the ministry of women’s liberation. This diocese was the first to ordain and consecrate…

In a congregation in the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, a crisis ensued during a clergy leadership transition.

The current season of Christian ministry calls for church leaders to view their social media platforms as online sacred spaces where God is present and believers online can experience the presence of God and each other. Technological advancements of…

Class of 1979, M.T.S. program.

VTS Alumni and VTS Liturgy Professor and Dean of Chapel

Professor of Homiletics, former Dean of Students, First Openly Gay VTS Professor

The Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson is the 11th Bishop of Missouri

St. Luke's was diverse congregation at its founding, where black and white members worshiped together. The first Archdeacon for Colored Work was ordained in the parish. Rev. Black is the current rector and researched the African American history of…
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