Academic Programs


Ben Brazil
Ben Brazil, Assistant Professor and Director of the Ministry of Writing Program, leading the Ministry of Writing Colloquium

The idea of “writing as ministry” is not common in seminary curricula, but has deep roots in Quaker history. At ESR, emphasis is placed upon developing students’ understanding of writing as public ministry and honing his or her skills in multiple genres. Courses in this area include: Writing as Ministry; Writing the Story; Literary Non-Fiction; Expository Non-Fiction; Writing for Publication, and rotating courses devoted to other genres.

Upcoming Courses

For up-to-date listings, see the Academic Services page.

2014 Aug WR 220-T Writing the Story two-week intensive
2014 Fall WR 101-O Writing as Ministry online
2014 Fall WR 250 Writing for God and God's People residential
2015 Spring WR 240-O Writing Non-Fiction online
2015 Spring WR 350-B Writing Seminar blended

Writing as Ministry Course Descriptions

Upcoming Conferences (Past Conferences)