Tuesday 19 July 2016

Lecture on Church and sexuality


There will be a conversation on Church and sexuality initiated by Rev. Winnie Varghese at the UTC Zieganbalg chapel tonight at 8:30 P.M. The Rev. Winnie Varghese is now working at the Trinity Parish Centre, New York as priest and Director of Community Outreach. Before this she was priest-in-charge and then rector of St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery, a vibrant and diverse church in Manhattan that tripled in size under her leadership. She is priest who is passionate about equal rights, gender sensitivity and is an authority on the topic church and sexuality.

Monday 11 July 2016

Dr. Hunter P. Mabry is no more




Dr. Hunter P. Mabry, 82, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 after a long struggle with chronic radiation damage to his intestinal tract many years ago. Born in Timber Ridge in Rockbridge County, he was a native of the Shenandoah Valley. During his youth he lived in the Waynesboro area and graduated with the Wilson Memorial High School class of 1951. Later, he completed his B.Sc. in Rural Sociology at the then Virginia Polytechnical Institute (Virginia Tech), his B.Div. at the Candler School of Theology (Emory University) and served as a missionary to the Philippines, 1959 to 1963 under the Board of Missions of The United Methodist Church.

Desiring to help train persons to become pastors, he completed his Ph.D. in Sociology of Religion and Social Ethics at the Boston University School of Theology in 1969 and over the next 25 years served on the faculty of the United Theological College, Bangalore under the sponsorship of The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries (GBOGM) where he helped to train students at the B.D., M.Th. and D.Th levels. His published writings include Christian Ethics, An Introductory Reader, The Christian Clergy in India, Vol. 1, Social Structure and Social Roles, and Manual for Researchers and Writers. 

Dr. Mabry is survived by one sister, Marie Lowe, who lives in Mississippi; his beloved wife of 53 years, Dr. Esther Galima Mabry; son, Philip of Waynesboro; and daughter, Ruth of Oman; along with son-in-law, Abdulrahim Al-Bahlani; and grandchildren, Malik and Zakaria. After his retirement from the GBOGM in 1996, he devoted much of his time and energy to voluntarism – he was one of the founders of the Virginia Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Justice and of the Augusta Coalition for Peace and Justice; participated actively in other social justice established organizations such as Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and Virginia Organizing and initiated actions on issues such as restoration of voting rights and opening of job opportunities to ex-felons who have paid their debt to society.

The principal, faculty, staff and students of the UTC offer their prayers and condolences to the bereaved family and remember gratefully the profound influence that Dr. Mabry made to the United Theological College and its community.



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Monday 20 June 2016

Professorial lecture of Dr. George Zachariah






The professorial lecture of Dr. George Zachariah will be be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Tagore Hall, UTC at 4:30 P.M. Dr. George Zachariah will lecture on the topic "The Vocation of Theological Education In the Context of Fascism and Conformism". Dr. Gladson Jathanna will respond to the lecture and Rev. Dr. Allan Palanna will moderate the session. Tea and snacks will be served at 4:15 P.M. All are welcome.

Thursday 12 May 2016

Advertisement for the post of Principal of the United Theological College

                                      
                                       THE UNITED THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, BANGALORE
                                                                        Requires a PRINCIPAL


The United Theological College, Bangalore, invites applications/nominations for the post of the Principal of the College from candidates with the required qualifications and experience.

The candidate:
• Should be a recognized theological teacher, possessing an earned Doctoral Degree from one of the internationally reputed institutions in one of the subjects within the theological discipline.

• Should be a recognized scholar with sufficient number of publications in terms of books, edited works and articles in known National/International journals/periodicals or in edited works to his/her credit.

• Should have at least ten years of teaching experience by the end of May 2016 in a recognized theological college/s.

• Should have reached the minimum age of 50 years by June 1, 2016.

• Should be an Indian national.

• Should be committed to the Mission of the Church with an ecumenical outlook.

• Should have at least five years of administrative experience in a theological college(s)/ ecumenical bodies.

• Should be an ordained person from a church recognized by the UTC Society/NCCI, with some ministerial and parish experience in the Church, and must be in good standing with the Church.

• Should be able to work with others, and to maintain collegiality.

The Principal’s post will fall vacant from 1st October, 2017 and the appointment will be for a maximum period of eight years or until retirement, whichever is earlier. At the end of the term as Principal, provided the retirement age has not been reached, he/she may continue in service in the College as Professor on the Faculty as per the service rules of the Society.

The last date for receiving applications/nominations along with detailed resume, vision statement and names of at least three referees is 30th June, 2016.
Short-listed candidates will be called for an Interview on 4th/5th August, 2016.

The Search Committee reserves its rights to extend the last date for applying, if necessary, and the decision of the General Body of the UTC Society will be final with regard to the appointment of the Principal.

The applications should be addressed and sent to:
The Chairperson,
Search Committee, U.T.C. Society,
The United Theological College,
63, Miller’s Road, Bangalore – 560 046, India.
Email: utcsearch2016@gmail.com



Monday 2 May 2016

Mary George passes away


Mrs. Mary George, the mother of Dr. George Zachariah passed away in the early hours of the morning. She was 86 years old. Mrs. Mary George and her husband the late Rev. K.T. George were one of the pioneering families instrumental in the set up of the Marthoma Hoskote Mission in Bangalore. Mrs. George was bed ridden for quite some time.

Mrs. George is survived by her younger son Dr. George Zachariah and his wife Mrs. Sheela Zachariah (Anshi) and their children Amritha and Aruna and her elder son Mr. George Thomas and his wife Dr. Gigi George and their two children.

The funeral will be held tomorrow (May 3) at the St. Thomas Marthoma Church, Kozhenchery, Kerala at 2:30 P.M. Condolences and prayers from the principal, faculty, staff and students of the UTC.

Friday 29 January 2016

MTh admission list for the academic year starting June 2016



M.TH.

BR.I: OLD TESTAMENT:

Sl.No.
Name
Remarks
1.   
Mr. A. Martin Victor

2.   
Ms. S. Esther Ao

3.   
Mr. Samkor Da O Mynso
RIEC
4.   
Ms. Rawade Priscilla Suresh

5.   
Rev. H. Ramthianghlima
RIEC
6.   
Ms. Nongthombam Alifina


BR.II: NEW TESTAMENT:

Sl.No.
Name
Remarks
1.   
Rev. Fr. Ebin K. Alias

2.   
Mr. Amar Nabin Toppo
RIEC
3.   
Ms. Zavi-I Nisa

4.   
Rev. J. John Dhayanandam
RIEC


 
BR.III: CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY:

Sl.No.
Name
Remarks
1.   
Mr. Alfred Raju R.
RIEC
2.   
Ms. Anika Z. Sumi
RIEC
3.   
Mr. Benjamin Lallawmkima
RIEC
4.   
Ms. Zuchobeni Ezung
RIEC
5.   
Mr. Chenijan Patton
RIEC
6.   
Rev. Adrian Deepak
RIEC
7.   
Ms. A. Yekali Shohe
RIEC – Waiting List

BR.IV: HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY

Sl.No.
Name
Remarks
1.   
Mr. Sujohn Rathna Paul Kolluri

2.   
Mr. Thupukhoto Vese
RIEC
3.   
Rev. Malsawmzuala
RIEC
4.   
Rev. John Prakash Thotey
RIEC – Subject to approval of Serampore
5.   
Mr. Mung Suan Tuang
SPIEC – Subject to approval of Serampore

BR.VI: CHRISTIAN ETHICS:

Sl.No.
Name
Remarks
  1.  
Ms. Emilo Ezung
JDC Decision
  1.  
Ms. Medowelu Wezah

  1.  
Mr. T. Jamthienlal Haokip

  1.  
Mr. Joel Karunakar Victor

  1.  
Ms. Shobha Muniyappa

  1.  
Mr. Ghunato
RIEC
  1.  
Mr. Beechy Ram Tin Thang
Waiting List - RIEC


BR.VII: CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (COUNSELLING):

Sl.No.
Name
Remarks
  1.  
Ms. Tiabenla Longkumer
RIEC - JDC Decision
  1.  
Rev. Nelson Francis Wesley J.

  1.  
Ms. Hilotoli K.V. Awomi

  1.  
Ms. Hatmary Haokip
RIEC
  1.  
Mrs. R. Hepsi Samson
SPIEC
  1.  
Rev. H. Lalbiakhluna
RIEC
  1.  
Mr. Lungthanguang Gonmei
Waiting List - I
BR.VII: CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (GENERAL):

1.       
Mr. C. Malsawmzela
RIEC
2.       
Rev. R. Lalremruata
RIEC
3.       
Mr. D. Sudheer Karunakar
SPIEC

Note:  6 candidates + 1 Waiting List were recommended for Counselling anticipating the appointment of a new qualified guide in the place of Dr. Nalini Arles who gets retired at the end of the current academic year.   In the event of not finding a suitable candidate for  appointment, only the first three students will be admitted.


BR.VIII: MISSIOLOGY:

Sl.No.
Name
Remarks
  1.  
Rev. Prasanth Selvamony

  1.  
Mr. Shiba Rakuvi Poumai
RIEC
  1.  
Mr. F. Lalhmangaihzauva

  1.  
Ms. Rose Ezung
RIEC
  1.  
Ms. Asai Soro
RIEC
  1.  
Mr. Mathew Dax Sunny
RIEC
  1.  
Mr. Tsuponglemba Imchen
RIEC, Waiting List


RIEC:            RECOMMENDED INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE
SPIEC:          SUBJECT TO PASSING INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE