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Nov  2016 15
Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend writes in his blog this week, "Nostalgia evokes a sweet pain of visiting those places in our past that were enjoyable, and past. But seeking to make the past our home is unproductive and, in some cases, dangerous."
Nov  2016 08
Regardless of where you live, I encourage you to find a way to remind yourself to ask the question, at least once a day: “What is the compassionate thing to do?”
Nov  2016 01
The words and actions spoken and revealed throughout the presidential campaign leave us feeling wrung out and yucky. We ask to be forgiven for our contributions to a campaign that seldom appealed to the “better angels of our natures.”
Oct  2016 25
Phillips Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend is going to fast on Election Day. "I’m feeling a strong need to reflect, to cleanse, and to repent," he writes in his most recent weekly blog.
Oct  2016 20
In order to take on the big problems—the ones that will be far worse, if not catastrophic, in the future if we don’t begin to address them seriously now—a democracy needs to include a sufficient amount of social cohesion, of investment in building social and moral capital.
Oct  2016 11
For some time now, Phillips Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend has thought the seminary should invent a recognition award in Oklahoma akin to what Stephen Colbert used to do with "This Week in God," or like Rowan and Martin did with the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Award on "Laugh In."
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