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LeeLee Hinson-Hasty is coordinator for theological education and seminary relations in the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the PC (U.S.A.). Through his work Lee hopes to capture and share a more expansive view of theological education, of church leadership and of vocational discernment as he sees through the eyes of some exciting Presbyterians in and related to seminaries.

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September 25, 2013

Where is the Splinter?

Last week the Committee on Theological Education (COTE) met at the new Charlotte campus of Union Presbyterian Seminary to exegete, in a way, the current theological education landscape.  Two major research projects were presented and the Committee took time to dig in, magnify, and investigate what Barbara Brown Taylor might call the “splinters and the smooth places.” 


September 13, 2013

Fire in the Leaves: What’s Stoking in Seminaries Today

My teenage son, Garrison, called my attention to it, because I only glanced at the painting. He looked longer and more deeply. “Did you see that, Dad?” “What?” Pointing to one of dozens of paintings in The Civil War and American Art collection on tour from the Smithsonian at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. We’d seen hundreds of paintings already that day and this one did not catch my eye. “Look!” I still didn’t see what he was talking about.