Drew Theological School

Draw the Circle Wide

We are looking for believers, activists, seekers, thinkers, counselors, preachers, teachers, poets and dreamers who value thinking and action.

  • Commit to courageous Christianity.
  • Dive into ecological and social justice.
  • Inspire the church, the neighborhood, the city, the world.

The next generation of faith leaders needs imagination and courage to constructively engage the challenges and opportunities of our age. This is built into how we do things. No matter your degree program, a Drew Theological School education includes interdisciplinary courses that demand out-of-the-box thinking, apprenticeship training that addresses real-world issues and modes of learning that promote adaptability and innovation.

Community News

The Rev. Donna Olivia Owusu-Ansah T’10
Chaplain, JFK Medical Center | Associate Minister, New Hope Baptist Church

The Rev. Dr. Kevin D. Miller T’03,’08
Executive Director of Graduate Admissions, Drew University

Teresita Matos-Post T’14
Executive Director, Beth-El Farmworker Ministry

The Rev. James Lee T’19
Lead Pastor, Wesley United Methodist Church

Olivia DiAgostino T’19
Transformation Program Coordinator, United Methodist Women


The Forest is Waiting

Technology, Religion, and Race: Progress and Its Racial Histories
Craig Chapel and Zoom, Tuesday, October 26, 6pm-7pm EST

Chapel Service, featuring guest preacher Professor Chris Boesel
Craig Chapel, Thursday, October 28, noon

Chapel Service, featuring guest preacher Professor Terry Todd
Craig Chapel, Thursday, November 4, noon

Chapel Service, featuring guest preacher Professor Kenneth Ngwa
Craig Chapel, Thursday, November 18, noon

Chapel Service, Lessons & Carols Advent Service
Craig Chapel, Tuesday, December 7, 6 p.m.

Our quote of the day comes from Professor Mark A. Miller and Laurie Zelman in their hymn, "Welcome." This is a common tune around #DrewTheo throughout the year but especially at the start of a new academic year.

Mark A. Miller is Director of Craig Chapel, Professor if Church Music, and Composer in Residence.
#Welcome #MarkMillerMusic

Our quote of the day comes from Dr. Danna Nolan Fewell, John Fletcher Hurst Professor of Hebrew Bible at #DrewTheo.

This is from "When Hannah Met Luke: A Sub-Version of Luke's Annunciations," presented at SBL in 2019.

#Bible #TheologicalEducation #Seminary #HebrewBible

Drew’s (virtual) Summer Music Institute is back this Friday @ 5pm with the theme, “We Will Rejoice.”

You can register at the link in our bio! $25 for friends and non-student community members. Free for current students.

#worship #liturgy #ministry #seminary #theologicaleducation #drewtheo

Next Tuesday, July 20th, join us (virtually) for “What is Christian Nationalism, Really?” with Dr. Terry Todd, Associate Professor of American Religious Studies at #DrewTheo.

You can register at the link in our bio.

#religion #theology #history #seminary #christianity #church #theologicaleducation

Today’s quote is from Dr. Laurel Kearns, Professor of Religion, Ecology and Society at #DrewTheo.

This is from her contribution to the “Introduction to the Religion and Nature in North America section of the Bloomsbury Religion in North America online publication.” Dr. Kearns is the co-editor of this volume.

#greenseminaryinitiative #ecology #religion #climatechange #ecotheology #seminary #ministry #christianethics

In the spirit of this Thursday’s event, “Global Faiths and the Earth,” with Dr. Laurel Kearns, we are sharing her 2019 @tedx_official talk titled, “Take a Deep Breath…” Watch the video and register for her upcoming #DrewTheo talk at the links in our bio.

#ecology #religion #sociology #ecotheology #umc #seminary #theologicaleducation

#DrewTheo's full summer programming will be announced soon! But get started by registering for our first event with Dr. Laurel Kearns, Professor of Religion, Ecology and Society at Drew.

Her virtual talk, "Global Faiths and the Earth" will take place on Thursday, June 24th @ 7pm (EST) and you can register below!


We have extended our application deadline to July! Go now and start your application to any of our masters programs or our Doctor of Ministry program today!

Link to the application is in our bio.

#seminary #theologicaleducation #doctorofministry #ministry #umc #religion #church #socialjustice #leadership #highereducation

Our new #doctorofministry cohort in Faith, Health and Social Equity is launching this Fall. Learn more and APPLY at the links in our bio.

#DrewTheo #theology #covid_19 #faith #ministry #church #seminary #theologicaleducation #highered

The Rev. Dr. Gary V. Simpson is the Associate Professor of Homiletics at Drew Theological School.

He is also the Leading Pastor at The Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, NY (@concordbrooklyn).

This quote is from a piece Rev. Dr. Simpson wrote for the “Faith & Leadership” in July of 2020. You can read this piece at the link in our bio.

#covid19 #church #ministry #leadership #blacklivesmatter #theology #seminary #theologicaleducation #homiletics

Interested in our DMin program at #DrewTheo? Join us next Tuesday for a virtual info session on the following cohorts: Courageous Leadership, Pilgrimage and Spirituality, Women’s Religious Leadership, and Faith, Health and Social Equity.

You can register at the link in our bio!

#seminary #theology #ministry #umc #leadership #pilgrimage #spirituality #church #theologicaleducation

How is the #DrewTheo community doing in their virtual internship settings? Hear from our students directly!

Read this story at the link in our bio.


Bishop Karen Oliveto currently serves the Mountain Sky Area of the United Methodist Church. She completed her Ph.D. at Drew University in Religion and Society in 2002.

This quote is from her book, “Together at the Table: Diversity Without Division in the United Methodist Church.”

Drew Theological School is proud to host a virtual book launch event celebrating the release of Facing Apocalypse: Climate, Democracy and Other Last Chances by Catherine Keller.

Drawing on John’s prophetic Apocalypse, Keller offers a dreamreading of current global crises—of growing tangles of ecological and social degradation. Apocalypse means ‘unveiling,’ not “The End.” It yields not a prediction of coming events, but a parable of present peril and possibility.

The following colleagues and theologians will respond after an introduction by Catherine Keller: Stephen Moore, Carol Wayne White, Tripp Fuller (@trippfuller), John J. Thatamanil.

Register at the link in bio.

#theology #processtheology #apocalypse #religion

Come listen to #DrewTheo students as they share their experiences serving in the medical community throughout the #COVID19 pandemic this Tuesday, April 6th @ 6pm.

Register at the link on our Facebook page.

Dr. Mayra Rivera is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Religion and Latinx Studies at Harvard Divinity School. Rivera received her Ph.D. From Drew University’s Graduate Division of Religion.

The above quote is from her book, “The Touch of Transcendence.” You can also check out her recent conversation with #DrewTheo’s own Catherine Keller, “The coloniality of apocalypse,” at the link in our bio.

I was always surrounded by folks who were from all different backgrounds, ages and experiences. That was so valuable to me when I went into the workforce and was running my business.”
— The Rev. James Lee T’19

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