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Encyclopedia > Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry

Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (TESM) is a seminary of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (ECUSA) located in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. The newest of the major Episcopal seminaries, it is generally associated with the Low Church (evangelical) wing of the Episcopal Church. A seminary is a specialised university-like institution for the purpose of instructing students in religion, often in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ... The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the nations capital is the national cathedral of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ... Ambridge is a borough located in Beaver County in western Pennsylvania, named after the American Bridge Company. ... Low church is a term of distinction in the Church of England, initially designed to be pejorative. ... Evangelicalism, in a strictly lexical, but rarely used sense, refers to all things that are implied in belief that Jesus is the savior. ...


In the mid 1970's, several prominent evangelical leaning Episcopal clergymen and lay leaders became disillusioned with what they considered the drift of existing Episcopal seminary education toward liberal theology and "theological relativism". They began to meet and plan a new seminary with a curriculum based on orthodox Protestant theology and evangelical principals. Liberal theology is a branch of religious thinking which emerged in the late 18th and early 19th century, in the wake of The Enlightenment. ... Relativism is the view that the meaning and value of human beliefs and behaviors have no absolute reference. ... Separate articles treat Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Orthodox Judaism. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ...

In 1976, The Rt. Rev. Alfred Stanway, a retired Australian missionary bishop to Tanganyika, accepted the call to become the first dean of TESM. Beginning with 17 students and meeting in rented space, Trinity held its first classes in September 1976. Stanaway served for two years before retiring. His successor, the Rev. Dr. John Rodgers, oversaw major growth during his 12 year tenure. The Very Rev. Paul Zahl was elected Trinity's fifth dean in 2004. 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... A missionary is a propagator of religion, often an evangelist or other representative of a religious community who works among those outside of that community. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who holds a specific position of authority in any of a number of Christian churches. ... Tanganyika was an East African republic within the British Commonwealth, named after Lake Tanganyika, which formed its western border. ... September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Trinity now serves over 200 full and part time students on its campus in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Five graduates and two former professors have gone on to become bishops in the Episcopal Church or other Anglican bodies around the world. A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who holds a specific position of authority in any of a number of Christian churches. ...

Evangelical leadership

Founded by leaders of the evangelical wing of the Episcopal Church, TESM has become a central player in the renewal movement in the ECUSA. Although the seminary does not discriminate based on theological perspective, the over 400 graduates who currently serve as clergy are overwhelmingly evangelical or traditionalist. The, alumni, faculty, and trustees of the school have been among those in the forefront in support of orthodox theology within the ECUSA such as the virgin birth, deity of Jesus, and the literal resurrection of Jesus. They also have generally been leaders in the opposition to the ordination of gay clergy, such as Bishop V. Gene Robinson. The Confessing Movement is a neo-Evangelical movement within several mainline Protestant churches to return those churches to what the members of this movement see as greater theological orthodoxy. ... This article refers to the virgin birth of Christ. ... A deity or a god, is a postulated preternatural being, usually, but not always, of significant power, worshipped, thought holy, divine, or sacred, held in high regard, or respected by human beings. ... Jesus, also known as Jesus Christ*, Jesus of Nazareth, and Jesus the Nazarene, is the central figure in Christianity. ... According to the New Testament, especially the Gospels, Jesus, also called Christ, had the power to lay his life down and to take it up again, being both human and God as well as the Promised Messiah. ... Gay originally meant in English happy. ... The Right Reverend Vicki Gene Robinson (born May 29, 1947) is the ninth bishop of the diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church. ...

External links

  • Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (http://www.tesm.edu).

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Rodgers, dean emeritus of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, was consecrated Saturday in Singapore along with Charles Murphy of South Carolina by the Anglican archbishop of Southeast Asia, two Rwandan bishops and three retired bishops.
But Trinity seminary does not believe the Episcopal Church is in such bad shape that overseas Anglicans must treat it as pagan mission territory, said the Rev. Peter C. Moore, dean and president of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry.
Trinity was founded in 1976 as an evangelical Episcopal seminary for those who believed that other Episcopal seminaries were insufficiently committed to the authority of the Bible and to the task of evangelism.
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Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry serves the Lord by forming Christian leaders, both lay and ordained.
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Trinity also serves all those committed to the spread of the gospel, whatever their tradition.
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