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At Iliff you’ll find a rich combination of rigorous academics and experiences that will help you lead in life’s journey – whether your choice is one of personal or professional growth, a stepping stone toward service helping others, or for ministries yet to be imagined. And Iliff is one of the top 20 schools engaged in multi-faith education according to a study by Auburn Seminary!
Our students come from a diverse array of backgrounds and you’ll learn as much from your classmates, as you do from our internationally renowned faculty. Combined with the flexibility of our traditional classroom, online, or hybrid courses, you’ll learn not just about yourself, but get the preparation needed for where you are headed.
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Donning a delicately hand-crafted, red lace stole, Pastor Gretchen Haley explains how she identifies with a metaphor one of her.
It’s called a “calling” for a reason. Unlike taking a job, being called to ministry means you have a strong urge not just to work, but to live a particular way of life. And, with that singular desire comes many, many questions.
“Spiritual care that works with psychology is a distinctive form of client healthcare.” That is the stance that licensed psychologist and ordained minister Carrie Doehring takes when it comes to mental health and religion.
Religion and spirituality aren’t usually incorporated within mainstream health care services, but Kelly Arora, adjunct faculty member, Iliff School of Theology, proposes that perhaps they should be.
For 12 years, Lindsey Hodel has made it her mission to fight for “economic justice, racial justice, gay and lesbian rights and raise awareness about social issues through voter engagement.” Having grown up in a city where acts of racially motivated violence occurred, Hodel knew at a young age that she desired...
At the age of 66, Nadyne Guzmán still isn’t sure what she wants to be when she grows up. Although Guzmán is retired from 15 years in public education and 22 years as a professor and administrator in higher education, she is still very much involved in the school system, but this time as a student.
Emily Flemming is many things. Bored is not one of them. The 35-year-old South Carolina native noted that she has “quite a lot of balls in the air.” Not only is she a pastor at Lyons Community Church, she is a founding member of...
“The heritage of the West is what I call ‘Judeo-Christian-Islamic,’ in the sense that the West is religiously, historically, and technologically informed by all three religious traditions.” That is one of the main ideas that Erica Ferg emphasized during her lecture on Islam in the U.S...
Where do you find joy? What is most important to you? Do you find purpose and meaning in your job? Your answer to these questions can help assess your level of engagement in the work you do.
Even though it’s been 11 years, Marie Marchand remembers her educational journey at Iliff like it was yesterday. “My time at Iliff was a bright star in my life,” she said. “I am truly grateful for Iliff’s influence and blessing on my life. I am so proud of this accomplishment.”
Theology and economics seem to notably stem from two completely different sets of principles and foundations. Iliff School of Theology adjunct professor R.J. Hernández-Diaz argues differently. He contends that in Western societies, theological matters have always been related to economic matters and...
Kinnard, a professor of comparative religions at The Iliff School of Theology, discussed the definition of religion and non-religion during a University of Denver’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) lecture. OLLI is an adult learning membership program designed for people age 50 and older.
Providing 30,000 meals a year plus enough groceries for over 40,000 more might seem like a daunting task to some, but not to the Rev. Dr. John Paul Davis, Iliff School of Theology graduate (DMIN '08), and director of Clay Street Table, a Portland-based meals program and food pantry.
Reverend Lonnie Eakle is a “preacher’s preacher.” A man who has ministered to the faithful, poor, old, young and even the infamous. For more than 40-years, he also has been called a friend, mentor, and proud alumni of The Iliff School of Theology (Iliff) (MDIV ‘67).
Student Josh Dembicki, has his eye on social change and through his study at the Iliff School of Theology (Iliff) wants to make a difference for people living in the margins.
Jah Latchman, J.D., Master of Divinity (MDIV) student (3rd Year), president, National Alliance of Pan African Seminarians, at the Iliff School of Theology reports she was involved in an accident from which highway patrol officers thought no one would survive.
Student Natalie Johnson has a light about her and it’s shining bright. Johnson is in her final year at Iliff School of Theology (Iliff) studying to earn her master of divinity degree (MDIV) in spring 2014.
A student in the Iliff School of Theology’s Master of Divinity Program, Rev. Selena Naumoff is passionate about serving others and adeptly uses her leadership expertise to make the world a better place.
Heike Peckruhn, Ph.D., is an educator who seamlessly pairs her theological interests with her love of the classroom and deep understanding of humanity. An adjunct faculty member, and proud Iliff alumna (2013), Peckruhn arrived at Iliff in transition from...
Passion, compassion, empathy and history fuel Kelly Baker’s mission-based Justice and Peace work. An Iliff School of Theology (Iliff) alumna, Baker earned her master’s degree in 2013 in the school’s Master of Arts in Social Change (MASC) Program.
Social and human issues have been championed at the Iliff School of Theology (Iliff) throughout the school’s more than 120-year history.
As traditional sources for career opportunities using theological education have slowed, changing generational, racial, social, and personal differences, coupled with the “Great Recession,” have resulted in low levels of employee engagement for many fields.
Many Iliff scholarship recipients responded to an e-mail request to share their stories and photos. See their messages in this article.
“I knew I wanted to be in ministry, but I didn’t know what it would look like for me,” said Courtney Ball. Fast forward with LOTS of water under (and over) the bridge, Ball spoke about his journey since graduating from Iliff (MDIV ’04).