Black Lives Matter, Part #2

Rev. William Freeman, BAA Parliamentarian In my first article on this subject, I talked about how it was back in 1965 – some fifty-one (51) years ago.  In the last paragraph of that article I stated that, “I pray it will not take another Selma or Bloody Sunday to galvanize this country into living up … Continue reading Black Lives Matter, Part #2


Gems for Your Journey:  Sound the Alarm, Blow the Trumpet, Heal the Land

Rev. Veronica Martin Thomas, Chaplain We are living in turbulent times BUT don’t be discouraged.  God has placed the solution to our country’s woes in the laps of those who acknowledge Him.  God’s strategy for change is declared:  If my people, which area called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my … Continue reading Gems for Your Journey:  Sound the Alarm, Blow the Trumpet, Heal the Land


Jason Callahan, Former BAA Moderator Rises Up

Congratulations to Jason Callahan on his permanent assignment to the position of Instructor/Palliative Care Chaplain in the School of Allied Health Professions at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has also attained certification by the Board of the Association of Professional Chaplains. BAA board members join in celebrating Jason’s achievements. A valiant servant in BAA, Jason was … Continue reading Jason Callahan, Former BAA Moderator Rises Up


Empowering Women to Rise

By Rev. Dr. Patricia Turner-Olds Selected women of Faith Community Church are rising!  More than a dozen years ago, Rev. Patricia Gould-Champ, pastor of the church, founded Women R.I.S.E. (Respect, Integrity, Success, Empowerment).  The goal and mission of R.I.S.E. are effectuated through the content of modules of each of the four components led by volunteer … Continue reading Empowering Women to Rise


Start with Good News: Rediscovering the Why of Evangelism

We’re excited to be hosting  “Start with Good News: Rediscovering the Why of Evangelism” at Union Presbyterian Seminary, September 27-29, on our Richmond campus, and lived streamed to our Charlotte campus. This three-day conference will help re-educate ourselves on how to talk about the gospel and why it matters in the world, a fitting topic … Continue reading Start with Good News: Rediscovering the Why of Evangelism


Sweet potatoes, BBQ Church, Convocation kick off fall term

We welcomed new and returning students to the Richmond campus for the fall term with a Service Day on a farm to benefit low-income Richmond communities. Nearly 30 students were joined by seminary staff at Shalom Farms to pick several bushels of sweet potatoes and sort them for distribution to after-school programs, food banks, and community kitchens. Earlier in … Continue reading Sweet potatoes, BBQ Church, Convocation kick off fall term


Union Named Seminary that Changes the World

RICHMOND, VA (September 16, 2016) Union Presbyterian Seminary has been recognized as a Seminary that Changes the World, Class of 2016-17 by The Center for Faith and Service. Each year, Seminaries that Change the World identifies a select group of seminaries and divinity schools offering innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for students seeking to engage … Continue reading Union Named Seminary that Changes the World


Remembering T. Hartley Hall, fifth president of UPSem

President Emeritus T. Hartley Hall IV (M.Div.’57) died Thursday, August 18 in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Hall served as the fifth president of Union Presbyterian Seminary (then Union Theological Seminary) from 1981-1994. “Hartley Hall’s contributions to church, country, and theological education are significant and enduring,” said current Union Presbyterian Seminary President Brian K. Blount.  “He … Continue reading Remembering T. Hartley Hall, fifth president of UPSem


Dr. Balentine’s book awarded for outstanding title

Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Old Testament Samuel Balentine’s latest book “Have You Considered My Servant Job? Understanding the Biblical Archetype of Patience” (University of South Carolina Press, 2015) has been selected by Choice as an “Outstanding Academic Title for 2015.” Every year, Choice subject editors single out for recognition the most significant print … Continue reading Dr. Balentine’s book awarded for outstanding title


Marine follows call to become pastor

Recent student Nathan Huffman couldn’t complete his studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary because of denominational requirements, but still calls this seminary his alma mater. LEARN MORE