Matthew Potts

'Let Your Light Shine'

November 10, 2021

The Reverend Matthew Ichihashi Potts, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at HDS, and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on November 10, 2021.... Read more about 'Let Your Light Shine'

Matthew Potts

Love Makes All Things New

November 9, 2021
"This is the miracle. Christians all over the world are going to be changed because we are welcoming these children into our fellowship today. Christians across time and place are going to be changed because we welcome them," said said the Rev. Matthew Ichihashi Potts, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at HDS and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church.
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Nancy and X.D. Yang on Building an Intellectual Community

November 4, 2021

As the fall semester began in 2021, the first two Yang Visiting Scholars in World Christianity joined the HDS community eagerly awaiting them in Cambridge. Both Dr. Chandra Mallampalli, Professor of History at Westmount College in California, and Dr. Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina, Associate Professor of History and Head of the Department of History and International Studies at Redeemer’s University in Nigeria, research and teach about Christianity as a worldwide religion. As the inaugural Yang Scholars, they are creating a foundation of experts that will expand over the years, numerically and geographically, thanks to the vision and generosity of Nancy and X.D. Yang.... Read more about Nancy and X.D. Yang on Building an Intellectual Community

Matthew Potts

Joyful Responsibility

November 4, 2021

Matthew Potts fosters a place of welcome as campus reopens

Matthew Ichihashi Potts, MDiv ’08, PhD ’13, didn’t plan on becoming Pusey Minister at Memorial Church, but service has always been at the heart of his work. After studying English literature at the University of Notre Dame, Potts served as an officer on a guided missile cruiser in the United States Navy. He later opted for conscientious objector status after a tour of active duty and found his way back to higher education at Harvard Divinity School. An Episcopal priest, Potts has served as a pastor at several parishes in Massachusetts, including St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth, Massachusetts.... Read more about Joyful Responsibility

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The Art of the Forgotten

November 4, 2021

What Professor Annette Yoshiko Reed will teach us about ancient religion and our modern understanding of storytelling 

Annette Reed, MTS ’99, is currently a Professor in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Department of Religious Studies at New York University, where she has been a member of the faculty since 2017. Her research spans Second Temple Judaism, early Christianity, and Jewish-Christian relations in late antiquity, with a focus on retheorizing religion, identity, and difference. She will join the HDS faculty as Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity when her appointment begins on July 1, 2022.... Read more about The Art of the Forgotten

Teddy Hickman-Maynard

Following without Faith

October 26, 2021
"Keep on loving your enemy, even when you don't think it's going to change their heart. Keep on forgiving your enemies, even when you don't have faith that war will ever be overcome. Keep on trying to make peace, even if you don't believe that the oppressor will ever let their grip go of the oppressed. Keep on fighting for those who are re-oppressed, even when you don't believe that the systems and structures will ever change," says Teddy Hickman-Maynard, Associate Dean for Ministry Studies.
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Facebook Has a New Prayer Feature. But Is It Made for Jews?

August 23, 2021
"This is abstracting the relationships that are built through prayer. It’s abstracting just the petitionary from all these other kinds of Christian prayers, which just makes it a less rich experience as part of a community and a less rich prayer life," said Matthew Ichihashi Potts, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church.