Mission: Theological Horizons supports Christians in academia by advancing theological scholarship and by providing a welcoming home for faith, thought and life.
Results: Global:Our Goodwin Writing Prize competition brought in 150+ essays from graduate students in theology from over 60 universities. Local: We are starting a new program of Morning Prayer 3 mornings a week in the UVa Chapel. The weekly lunch/study group called Vintage is flourishing. It takes a lot to feed all those kids!
Target demographics: university students, faculty, community members--here in Charlottesville and throughout the academic world
Geographic areas served: centered in Charlottesville, Virginia with outreach to all universities
Programs: Fellowships & Scholarships
Graduate & Young Faculty Fellowships
Lectures, Education & Conferences
Capps Lectures in Christian Theology Series
Theology & Life Forums
Seminars & Classes
Events co-sponsored w/ the Project on Lived Theology
Mentoring & Discussion Groups
Breakfast Bible Study
Vintage Spiritual Reading & Reflection Group
Student Lunches & Gatherings
Hosting visiting families, students, and scholars
Faith/Thought/Life Presentations for students
Small Group Mentoring
Student Postgrad Advancement
One on one Counseling
University & Community Outreach Events
Print & Online Resources
Prayer Circle Letters
Audio & Video Presentations
Resource & Research Center
Books & Journals for student, faculty & community use
Goodwin Graduate Writing Prize for Excellence in Theological Writing
I have watched Theological Horizons from their beginning, as they have made a great impact on the lives of countless people, especially students. I am personally helped by the links in their web sites sending me to stimulating documents and intellectual discourse. Their personal face to face interaction with students on a daily basis is a unique ministry in that it is an "inside the academic community" ministry, not one come from the outside. Having a tenured professor as co-director, and having a home virtually on campus as the venue for ministry, are two of the many factors making Theological Horizons unique among campus ministries.
meets a significant need in the world of academia by encouraging students to know what they believe and why they believe, making a faith based life credible, supporting excellence in faith based scholarship, and speaking to the academic world from the academic world. Theological Horizons strives to take the life of faith into the real world where people hurt, doubt, struggle, and wonder if the Christian faith makes sense. The many university students who are now out in the world making a difference for the common good is one of the manifestations of Theological Horizons contributions made in the interest of faith and life.