United Theological Seminary

Former Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton receives an honorary doctorate from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 10:02pm

"Public service as an expression of faithful vocation matters more than ever in our time.

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  • "Public service as an expression of faithful vocation matters more than ever in our time.
  • We celebrate and give thanks for the ethical leadership of Mark Dayton.
  • At a Governor\'s Prayer Breakfast, Dayton explained this call: "I figured anyone involved in politics could use a refresher course in Christian ethics .
  • "\n"I am deeply honored to receive this Honorary Degree from United Theological Seminary, whose community offered me invaluable support along my life\'s journey," said Mark Dayton.\nUnited Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities: www.unitedseminary.edu\n'

United Graduate Leads Minnesota Methodists to Speak Out for a More Inclusive Church

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:06pm

Carol Zaagsma, a pastor in the United Methodist Church and a 2007 graduate of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, recently helped lead Minnesota Methodists in speaking out in favor of full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ members in the Methodist Church.

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  • Carol Zaagsma, a pastor in the United Methodist Church and a 2007 graduate of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, recently helped lead Minnesota Methodists in speaking out in favor of full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ members in the Methodist Church.
  • Zaagsma led a grassroots group of UMC members in Minnesota to talk with fellow church members throughout the state about their vision for the future of the denomination.
  • The statement was voted on and adopted at the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church earlier this month.
  • United is an ecumenical seminary with one faculty member and several students and alumni from the United Methodist Church.

New United Professor Brings Unique Perspective to Pastoral Theology

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 8:35pm

Gary F. Green II will join United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities as assistant professor of pastoral theology and social transformation.

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  • Gary F. Green II will join United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities as assistant professor of pastoral theology and social transformation.
  • Rooted in the United Church of Christ, United Theological Seminary is dedicated to justice and societal transformation.
  • Traditionally pastoral theology includes leadership, preaching and pastoral care - practical skills that ministers need to lead congregations.
  • His experience and areas of interest have helped shape his perspective on pastoral theology.

Why a Suburban Seminary Sold Their Campus and Moved to the City

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 8:36pm

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Ministry has changed significantly since United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities opened its doors in 1962.

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  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Ministry has changed significantly since United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities opened its doors in 1962.
  • On Tuesday, January 22, United opens its newly relocated campus in the creative heart of St. Paul -- a campus designed with innovation in mind.
  • A key feature of the new campus is the Innovation Lab.
  • That dream will be fully realized with United's move to 767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, Minnesota 55114.

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities Announces Move to St. Paul

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 10:41pm

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn., Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Theological Seminary is relocating to Saint Anthony Park, the St. Paul neighborhood at the intersection of the Towerside Innovation District and Creative Enterprise Zone .

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  • NEW BRIGHTON, Minn., Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Theological Seminary is relocating to Saint Anthony Park, the St. Paul neighborhood at the intersection of the Towerside Innovation District and Creative Enterprise Zone .
  • Starting in January 2019, classes will meet at 767 N. Eustis St., St. Paul, Minnesota .
  • Our students are building skills to provide leadership in service to the new and transitioning communities of faith," says Lew Zeidner, president of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.
  • For years, United Theological Seminary's curricular offerings included optional course work in the arts and theology, social justice, and interreligious competency.