Since 1954, the Forum for Theological Exploration (formerly the Fund for Theological Education) has labored to cultivate diverse young people to be faithful, wise and courageous leaders in faith communities and the academy. Without the help of the FTE, I can genuinely say that Sowing the Seed would never have happened.
In 2006, I was named me one of their Ministry Fellows. The program assists seminary students in designing and executing a ministry project that extends from one’s sense of vocation. Their support resulted in my foray into research and the launch of this website.
In 2009, they named me a Doctoral Fellow, a generous honor that provided my with financial assistance and professional development opportunity during the beginning years of my PhD work.
From time to time, the FTE has been kind enough to invite my reflections and post them on their blog. You can find those here.
Richard Newton, PhD is curator of Sowing the Seed and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Elizabethtown College. His scholarship focuses on the anthropology of scriptures.