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

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We welcome you to determine if Drew is the right fit for you. Join us for a personal consultation with our admissions staff to learn more about our many graduate programs, our faculty, and the admissions process.

Upcoming Events

Advent Chapel Service
December 6 @ 6 p.m. EST

Q Christian Fellowship Conference
January 5 – 8 | In-person, Washington, DC

#DrewTheo is proud to sponsor the Q Christian Fellowship Conference next month. The conference will be conducted both in person in Washington, D.C. and online in a hybrid format. Reach out with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you there in January!
#FaithfullyLGBTQ #QueerlyBeloved #LGBTQIA2Splus #QueerChristian #GayChristian #QCF
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We're two weeks from the deadline for PhD applications with fall 2023 entry!

This cycle, we are accepting applicants in our cohorts for Bible and Cultures, as well as Theology and Philosophy. Reach out today to schedule a visit, ask questions, or complete an application. Apply by December 15, 2022.
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#DrewTheo Master of Divinity alum Héctor A. Burgos-Núñez T’10 made history this month when he was elected as the first Latinx bishop of the United Methodist Church’s Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference.

Burgos-Núñez will also be the first bishop of Puerto Rican descent in the denomination. He will be assigned to the Upper New York Conference.

As the outgoing superintendent of the Central District in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference, Burgos-Núñez is one of 13 new U.S. bishops who will take office on January 1, 2023.

“I am deeply humbled by the discernment of the body and will serve in this role with integrity, grace, and equity,” he said. “I am eternally thankful to all who have been part of this journey and nurture me as a disciple and a servant leader throughout the years.”

Congratulations to Bishop Burgos-Núñez from the #DrewTheo community!
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Join us for #DrewTheo’s Advent lessons and carols service on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. ET in Craig Chapel or online.

The Drew community will gather and celebrate Advent with the topic, “How long?” We will share in communion, and boxed dinners are provided for those who are attending in person. Check out Drew Worship on Facebook Live and YouTube.
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#DrewTheo PhD candidate, rev. abby mohaupt, is a recipient of a Women of Faith Award, sponsored by Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries and Presbyterian Women, Inc.

abby is the Director of Education and Training at Greenfaith. She was nominated for her leadership as moderator of Fossil Free PCUSA, an advocacy group which works to end the Presbyterian Church's relationships with fossil fuels.

“It’s a humbling honor to receive this award on behalf of the hundreds of people who have been organizing in the FFPCUSA for divestment from fossil fuels over the last 10 years,” abby said. “Our work is built on the shoulders of so many climate justice activists who have called us to be faithful. My research, activism, and faith leadership is indebted to so many.”

Congratulations to abby on this award!
#FossilFree #PhD #TheologicalSchool #PCUSA
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Dr. Stephen Moore is the Edmund S. Janes Professor of New Testament Studies at #DrewTheo. A native of Ireland, he found his Drew home in 1999, having previously taught in Ireland, England, and elsewhere in the U.S.

Dr. Moore is the author, editor, co-author, or co-editor of approximately 30 books. Selections include “Gospel Jesuses and Other Nonhumans: Biblical Criticism Post-poststructuralism; Revealing the New Testament” (the first interactive courseware introduction to the New Testament); “Religion, Emotion, Sensation: Affect Theories and Theologies” (co-edited with Drew PhD alum, Dr. Karen Bray T’16); “Biblical Interpretations in Queer Time(s);” and “Revelation: Book of Torment, Book of Bliss.”

He has a new book forthcoming in December 2022, “The Bible after Deleuze: Affects, Assemblages, Bodies without Organs.” He is currently working on a short book titled, “Decolonial Theory and Biblical Unreading: Delinking Biblical Criticism from Coloniality.”

This current work in progress, as Dr. Moore says, “emerged directly out of a course on coloniality, decoloniality, and the Bible I taught in fall 2021.”

“Two-thirds of the students enrolled in the course were international students from almost 10 different countries, nearly all of them former colonies,” he continued. “To engage the themes of such a course with such a group of students was an extraordinary learning experience - at least for the professor! As our international student body at the Theological School has continued to grow, our classrooms have become immensely rich intercultural spaces. Teaching at Drew has never been as exciting - or as challenging - as it currently is, and it is wonderful to be part of a faculty that is so determined to rise to these challenges.”

Read the full article about Dr. Stephen Moore in our Linktree. #InternationalStudent #DecolonialTheory #BiblicalCriticism #TheologicalSchool #PhD
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#DrewTheo Master of Arts in Religion student Cynthia Puleo T’24 is a copy editor for various online publications, including Christianity Today and Fast Company. Cynthia earned her undergraduate degree in #journalism from New York University, and the pandemic prompted her to take action toward her desire to earn a masters degree.

Her vocational path led her to Drew Theo. “Although I was raised Catholic, I’ve spent years personally studying several different religions, and I have most recently felt drawn to Christianity,” Cynthia said. “I decided to return to school to delve into that interest.”

Cynthia continues to work in journalism in secular and non-secular spaces during her time as a Drew student. She spoke of her intentionality in theological education by saying, “I chose Drew because I enjoyed the idea of attending a smaller school.”

Read more about Cynthia at the link in our bio.
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Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those affected in the Itaewon Halloween tragedy, and to those responding to give care. ...

The Hispanic Summer Program, sponsored by #DrewTheo, gathers students from across the country annually for a two week summer intensive. Participants have the opportunity to take accredited, graduate level courses with some of the top Latinx faculty in the nation in an environment that centers Latinx methods, pedagogies, and stories. #HSP is accepting applications for the summer 2023 session now through December 1, 2022.

For more information or to apply, visit the HSP website which is linked in our bio!
#Latinx #LatinxTheology #Theology
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Rev. Dr. Kenneth Ngwa, the #DrewTheo Professor of Hebrew Bible, recently spoke at St. Paul Baptist Church's annual MAAFA Commemoration. His message was titled, "Let My People Live."

MAAFA (mah-AH-fah) is defined by St. Paul's as "a Kiswahili word which gives definition to the catastrophic event experienced by millions of African people during the middle passage journey from Africa bound for enslavement in the Americas. The word MAAFA is the concept of Dr. Marimba Ani, African-American scholar and author, and has been adopted in contemporary scholarship."

The link to the commemoration is in our bio.
#LetMyPeopleLive #HebrewBible #MiddlePassage #MAAFA
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Congratulations to #DrewTheo's Dr. Gladson Jathanna on the publication of his chapter, "Transformative #Indigenous #Queer Spiritualities: Journeying with Jogappas of India" in #TransformativeSpiritualities: For the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. You can read this chapter in our Linktree on PDF page 78.

Dr. Jathanna will also be preaching in Craig Chapel this Thursday, and we look forward to welcoming one of our newest faculty members in his first sermon at #DrewTheo!
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#DrewTheo professor, Rev. Dr. Althea Spencer-Miller is part of the weekly lectionary podcast, "Shaped by Faith." She joins Dr. Deidre Good and Dr. Joshua Davis to examine the lectionary from each of their contexts, with the podcast hosted by the Stevenson School for Ministry.

Dr. Spencer-Miller is the Assistant Professor of New Testament at #DrewTheo, and the podcast can be found at the link in our bio.
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I came to Drew because the environment is vibrant, it’s diverse and they are advanced in terms of technology. I came to Drew because I realized their mission as a university goes in hand with my dream of becoming a peace and justice advocate.”
— Master of Divinity student Felistas Mahachi, Zimbabwe

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