to all our students as we commence another adventurous Fall semester here at
Wesley Theological Seminary! I am thrilled to welcome our new students as well
as the many returning students. Together, we form a vibrant community of
Wesley’s bold approach to theological
education is needed more now than ever. Our world desperately needs persons who
can think theologically as they envision a ‘new creation’. Our churches clamor
for spiritually gifted and capable leaders with whom they can better discern
and work toward their higher calling. The ‘least’ and lost and marginalized
yearn for those who will join them in solidarity, will proclaim justice to the
powerful, and will welcome them into Christian communion. We need leaders who
can cross barriers of division and convene radically different peoples into
redemptive, life-giving communities.
To pursue your call to leadership more
fully, I encourage you to plunge right in to Wesley’s community of faithful
learning, follow the Spirit’s leading into self-transcendence, and let yourself
be immersed baptismally in the transforming whirlwind of theological education.
Danker has joined the Wesley faculty as Assistant Professor of Church History
and Methodist Studies. Before coming to Wesley, Dr. Danker taught Church
History and Theology at Greensboro College in North Carolina for several years.
He has received his ThD from Boston University and his MDiv from Duke
University Divinity School. This fall he will be teaching CH-101 as well as a
course about “The Rise of Evangelicalism.” We are fortunate indeed to have
Professor Danker among our outstanding faculty.
are also very pleased to welcome and introduce our new Registrar, Vanessa L.
Terzaghi, who is returning to Wesley after working a few years at a nearby
university. From late 2009 to early 2012, she was the Associate Registrar for
Wesley. She comes to Wesley with significant gifts and skills, and she has
already proven herself indispensable as we navigate our way into the new MDiv.
I anticipate a great year ahead. You
are embarking on a once in a lifetime opportunity. Don’t be timid; don’t hold
back. Dive in! Join the choirs, engage the arts, explore the ideas, worship
exuberantly, protest passionately, and pray earnestly. God is not finished with
any of us yet, so allow the Spirit to work in and through your vigorous
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