Archives for Christian Ministries

A “Privileged” Life

As the nation pauses on Monday to honor the vision and efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., some professors at Gordon are also considering his impact on their work. Katie Knudsen, adjunct professor of Christian Theology, and The Great Conversations, and Coordinator of Academically-Based Service-Learning in the Office of Community Engagement, offers the following personal essay in recognition of the Read full article »

Lazarus, John’s Gospel, and Friendship in South Africa

Steve Hunt in Cape Town, South Africa, at the end of his trip. The last thing Steve Hunt, professor of biblical studies and Christian ministries, thought when he began his scholarship on the Gospel of John was that it would take him around the world, to South Africa to be exact.  But since 2009, Hunt has been working on a book with D. Read full article »

Salvation Army Honors Roger Green with Rare Citation

On August 20, 1917, Bramwell Booth, the eldest son of William and Catherine Booth and the person who succeeded William as the General of The Salvation Army, inaugurated The Order of the Founder to honor his father. Millions of members of the Salvation Army have lived and died since the Order was established, but it has been presented to only about Read full article »

What Young People Offer the Church

Youth ministry needs a new way of thinking, says Sharon Ketcham, associate professor of Christian ministries. On April 5, the national organization Youth Specialties sent an independent videographer to Gordon to interview Ketcham for an upcoming training event aimed at youth workers. Ketcham’s scholarship explores biblical and theological perspectives on the role of community in shaping the faith of young Read full article »

Advent and Ministry: Scholars in the Public Square

This week, two Gordon professors had articles appear in mainstream publications. Timothy Sherratt, professor of political science, offers an advent reflection on political power and divine weakness. See his article in Capital Commentary here.   Paul Borthwick, adjunct professor of Christian Ministries, wrote in Decision Magazine about sowing the seeds of the Gospel. Read his article "Everyday Witnesses" here. Read full article »

Ketcham Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

Sharon Ketcham, assistant professor of Christian ministries, was honored as the fourth recipient of the Marv Wilson Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. Established in 2006 through a generous donation from alum Betsy Gage Pea '79, the Marv Wilson Award recognizes annually one faculty member from the Humanities Division or the Department of History "whose teaching exemplifies excellence in Read full article »