July 2016 | In This Issue
On the Move SOON
Farewell and Godspeed
TOMORROW, JULY 20: Combined Online Open House
Fall Study Options - Please Spread the Word
On and Off Campus
Update Your Email Address

Each prayer and generous gift you offer helps us form more leaders to take the gospel beyond walls.

Every contribution enriches our students' learning as they prepare to
serve the church.

God be with you always.

Bexley Seabury Soon to Be Under One Roof
Consolidated Campus beginning July 25, 2016   

Very soon all of Bexley Seabury will be under one roof at Chicago Theological Seminary in Chicago's historic and vibrant Hyde Park/Woodlawn neighborhood. The final stages of packing are under way and going smoothly. The physical move will briefly interrupt business as usual, but everything is on track for our staff and faculty to be settled in, and all operational aspects fully functional well before fall term classes begin on August 31.

Please note:
  • Our servers will be down (no email) Wednesday, July 20 through Monday, July 25
  • No change in email addresses
  • No change for current phone numbers with a 773 area code, including the main number, 773.380.6780
  • No change for the toll-free number, 800.275.8235
  • No change for the website, bexleyseabury.edu, or the general email address,  bexleyseabury@bexleyseabury.edu
Make plans to visit us soon!

Effective Monday, July 25, 2016: 
Bexley Seabury * 1407 East 60th Street * Chicago IL 60637-2902 
Main: 773.380.6780 * Toll-free: 800.275.8235
Farewell and Godspeed
With deep gratitude for 15 years of loyal service

Bexley Seabury Registrar Peggy Pearson with Cliff Haggenjos at 2015 General Convention.
s part of our consolidation at Chicago Theological Seminary, some Bexley Seabury administrative functions will be assumed by CTS, including registrar services. This change brings the elimination of the staff registrar position, and the regrettable loss of our colleague and friend Peggy Pearson. Peggy has served both Bexley Seabury and Seabury-Western with love and commitment for 15 years, always showing respect and care for everyone, especially our students. As President Ferlo stated recently to the Board of Directors, "Peggy has handled this difficult news with unusual grace, and has worked hard to ensure that all records and procedures remain in place during the transition." We wish Peggy our sincere appreciation and best wishes. 
TOMORROW, JULY 20, 6:30 Central...Combined Online Open House
Another first in reaching out to prospective students  
There's still time to register for our first combined online open house, co-hosted with Episcopal Divinity School. Join us Wednesday, July 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT from your favorite internet-connected device. L earn what it's like to study at Bexley Seabury and EDS today, and hear from students, faculty, and leadership.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE who is considering seminary? Help us get the word out. More information and online registration here
Register online through August 19 

Starting with fall term 2016, Bexley Seabury courses (all programs) are more accommodating. Clustered classroom meetings are linked by ongoing online learning. That means students can pursue coursework alongside their ministries without disrupting their family and professional lives.

Here is a glimpse of our fall offerings. You can register online through August 19 -- for academic credit, continuing education, or for enrichment (audit/no credit). Please spread the word!

Anglican Formation
... This mid-week intensive led by KJ Oh will meet on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Ordination candidates and other participants meet in a retreat-like setting for prayer, mutual support, and holy conversation on topics related to the Anglican Christian tradition and how to inculcate spiritual practices that integrate heart, soul, and mind. 

Anglican and Episcopal History
meets three weekends, Sept. 16-17, Oct 14-15, Nov. 11-12, with ongoing learning online. This hybrid course with
Tom Ferguson provides an introduction to history and development of the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion, with particular attention given to Anglicanism as a diverse, globalized faith community. 

Liturgy and Music: Development and Theology
brings students and faculty together in the classroom Sept. 23-24, Oct. 21-22, Nov. 18-19, with interim online learning. New Academic Dean Terry DeLisio teams up once again with Milner Seifert to teach this course, which introduces students to the principles and practices of Anglican worship with particular focus on liturgical tradition and practice in the Episcopal Church. The course also examines how worship principles and practices have evolved as well as the theology and use of music in worship. 

Death of the Beautiful Young Man: The Erotics of Redemption
meets Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Nov. 4-5, and Dec. 2-3, onsite sessions linked by online learning. In this popular course, John Dally asks "Why is Jesus so often portrayed as young and beautiful in suffering and death?" and "What systems of belief are encoded in artistic renderings of the crucifixion?" Such questions
will be asked through various lenses (art history, anthropology, theology, philosophy) in dialogue with painting, sculpture, music, and film.

Topics in Anglican Theology: Rowan Williams and Sarah Coakley ... 
Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Nov. 4-5, Dec. 2-3. Jason Fout will explore in depth the theology of Williams and Coakley, two significant contemporary theologians -- both connected to the Church of England, deeply involved in ministry, and representative of broader trends in Anglican theology. Close readings and discussions of Williams' and Coakley's central texts will be enriched through poetry, praying with icons, and contemplative prayer. 

Canon Law ... Starting Sept. 6, with new lessons each week, this online only, not-for-credit course with Ellen Wondra covers the basics of the canon law and polity of the Episcopal Church. Knowledge of the material is required for ordination in the Episcopal Church. 
On and Off Campus

Barbara Campbell (Seabury-Western '64) is in her fourth year as Diocesan Poet for the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. In addition to encouraging creativity throughout the diocese, Campbell organizes Poetry Sundays, most recently on June 26th at St. Mark's, New Britain. The event drew poets from five parishes who offered poetry responses to scripture readings at the morning Eucharist. The service was followed by a luncheon at which the poets read more of their work.

Staff and Faculty  
Lynn Bowers and Jaime Briceno will host a Bexley Seabury exhibit at the Union of Black Episcopalians Annual Conference July 31-August 4 in New Orleans. The theme of this year's conference is "Let the Church Say Amen: Reconciling Justice and Peace in our World Today.

Bexley Hall at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio 

President Ferlo spent a week in Gambier, Ohio, July 10-17, teaching at the Kenyon Institute's "Beyond Walls" spiritual writing workshop. The Kenyon Institute is a summer program offered by Kenyon College, founded as Bexley Hall in 1824.

L-R: Beau Surratt, organist, St. Mary's Park Ridge, Ill.; Milner Seifert, lecturer in liturgy and music; Lane Hensley, rector, St. Margaret's; Deborah Galante Seles, associate rector, St. Margaret's. 

Milner Seifert
attended the Hymn Society annual conference in Redlands, Calif., July 18-21 and, with fellow conference-goer and Bexley Seabury student Beau Surratt, took the opportunity to visit two alums serving at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Palm Desert, Calif.: former board member Lane Hensley (Seabury-Western '01) and Deborah Galante Seles (Seabury-Western '02).  
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