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What students say
“I arrived at Candler with great passion and excitement, but so many more passions were unearthed. The classroom has become a place of worship, where learning and critical reflection are a part of my daily spiritual practice.”
-Samuel Lee White III, MDiv '15, ThM '16
“At Candler, I've been able to integrate my faith and my theological education in ways I had never imagined. It is life-giving to be in a place where real conversations to challenge and refine Christian theology are taking place, all within an understanding of God's grace.”
-Tiffania Willetts, MDiv '18
“I've really found my professors' emphasis on listening to new and different points of view to be compelling. I like that the environment here forces you to step outside of yourself and view things from another person's perspective.”
-Tyler Askew, MTS' 14
“In one short year at Candler, I've developed a deeper analysis of justice and equality. A deeper understanding of what redemption means for those who violate human rights. A deeper understanding of ministry that is informed by real-life situations... It has been such an invigorating experience to merge classroom discussions with work I'm now doing on the ground in my internship at The Carter Center.”
-Camille Henderson-Edwards, MDiv '18
“The most powerful part of my experience at Candler has been the level of diversity I've encountered. We have a unique opportunity to engage in conversation with people from a variety of backgrounds and traditions.”
-Junil Kim, MTS '12