A year ago, at a youth conference in St. Louis, I witnessed a fellow friend use the story of the crack epidemic in 1980’s Detroit to explain a valuable lesson. He discussed how people were angry about crack, because it created murder, robbery, rape, and poverty in the community. He said, “Crack did not create these issues…”Learn More
I struggled to get out of bed today; jet lag, the onslaught of a common cold and deep grief about the injustices leading to Michael Brown’s death held me in a fog. So I stayed in, made coffee, and read “Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance” by FTE Alumnus Reggie Williams.Learn More
Every now and then it is important to remember why we do what we do. On October 1, we launched the 2015 FTE Doctoral Fellowships. This is an appropriate moment to reflect briefly on why we do the work of supporting rising theological educators of color.Learn More
When my wife and I arrived to be co-pastors about four years ago, we found a congregation with an amazing history. They were founded in the mid 50s and since their founding have always been involved with incredible things in the community—the civil rights movement, Vietnam, social justice movements.Learn More
“Here’s to the crazy ones…The ones who see things differently…People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” Seventeen years ago these provocative words captured the attention of the public and persuaded many to think different about Apple.Learn More
175 faithful leaders gathered for FTE’s 2014 Christian Leadership Forum. This was a time for intergenerational conversation, connecting with peers and exploring how we might join together and cultivate young leaders of today and shape the church of tomorrow. The conversations that took place inspired many reflections from young adults, doctoral students and partners who are committed to the vitality of the church and academy.Learn More
We know that communities everywhere need inspired leaders to shape a hopeful future. But can we actually create the conditions in which faithful, wise and courageous leaders will thrive? We believe the answer is “yes.” And doing God’s work in the world depends on it.Learn More
Theological education is a journey of the heart, soul, mind and strength into the life of God and the healing of the world. As you read The FTE Guide to Theological Education, our hope is that you will find the information helpful as you discern your next steps in pursuing a graduate theological degree.Learn More
Search Fund Finder to explore a full listing of support offered by churches, denominations, individuals, academic institutions and organizations.Learn More
Listen to inspiring leaders discuss ministry and vocation from recent events.Learn More
Financial support for doctoral students of Latino/a, Asian, or First Nations descent who have completed the course work stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.
Financial support for doctoral students of African descent who have completed the course work stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.