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Dec  2016 06
In writing about the ecumenical movement, President Gary Peluso-Verdend says, "An understanding and practice of community that is large and generous and hospitable enough to embrace all but those who don’t want to be within a community seem very far away to me."
Nov  2016 29
Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend has been thinking about the kind of church he would like to attend. But he also asks a different question: What kind of church might attract persons who don’t find anything relevant at church as traditionally done?
Nov  2016 22
This is a portion of an extended, post-election reflection on the climate in which Phillips Theological Seminary does its work. That extended reflection is being sent to students, employees, trustees, and alumni/ae. President Gary Peluso-Verdend is taking this opportunity to restate what he considers to be Phillips’s core educational values.
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.”
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