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VIDEO: The Rev’d Canon Dr. Robin Gibbons shares his perspective on the recent election of Pope Francis


The Rev’d Canon Dr. Robin Gibbons is Fellow, Alexander Schemann Professor of Eastern Christianity, and Dean of Studies, Foundation House/Oxford, at the Graduate Theological Foundation.  A member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford,… Continue reading

E-Tutorials on Pastoral Planning and Church Management for D.Min. specialization

As you may have noticed recently, the Graduate Theological Foundation has introduced a new specialization for the Doctor of Ministry to allow students to focus on Pastoral Planning and Church Management.  Courses toward this specialization are taken as… Continue reading

New E-Tutorial On Grief and Bereavement

GTF-Ann-V-GraberDr. Ann V. Graber, Professor of Pastoral Logotherapy, has created a new E-Tutorial on the topic of grief and bereavement.  Many ministry professionals are interested in focusing in this area, and E-Tutorials are an excellent way to really… Continue reading

Call for Papers: “Religion and Animal Protection” (Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics)



The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics (OCAE) is launching its annual summer school in 2014 to take place in Oxford, England.  The OCAE seeks papers from academics worldwide to be published as part of a book… Continue reading

Learning How to Build Church Mission: New D.Min. Specialization in Pastoral Planning and Church Management

David-B-Couturier1Guest post by The Rev. Dr. David Couturier, OFM.Cap.,
Visiting Professor of Pastoral Planning and Church Management

Churches today will continue to face unprecedented changes in demographics, culture, economics, social views and religious attitudes. Pastoral leadership will be characterized… Continue reading

GTF Faculty Profile: Dr. Michelle Foote Pearce, R.N., Professor of Psychology and Health Care

Professor of Psychology and Health Care


Doctor of Ministry (Graduate Theological Foundation)
Associate Certification in Logotherapy, Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy
Master of Science in Nursing (Yale University)
Master of Arts (Trevecca Nazarene University)… Continue reading