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Jun  2018 18
President Gary Peluso-Verdend reminds us that we all interpret the Bible. In his weekly blog, he writes about the morally reprehensible statements from members of the Trump administration using the Bible as a warrant for its policy of separating children from their families at the southern U.S. border, in the name of good order.
Feb  2018 13
The lesson President Gary Peluso-Verdend draws from the technology-revealed world of the Maya when applied to biblical scholarship is this: we interpreters should interpret with humility. There is so much about any particular biblical book that we simply don’t know.
Feb  2018 06
I’m wondering how technologies might, in the near future, alter the worship experience in the largest, most resource-rich mega-congregations (defined by researchers as more than 2,000 people in worship), nearly all of which are theologically conservative, writes President Gary Peluso-Verdend in his weekly blog post.
Jan  2018 02
God does not elect presidents. Or mayors. Or candidates for any other elected office in the U.S. “We, the People” elect, or at least our designated representatives do, such as the electors in the Electoral College.
Dec  2017 05
This week's blog post is President Gary Peluoso-Verdend's attempt to take the world and wording of the Beatitudes as a template, and overlay the template on the moral direction the congressional tax bill takes the nation. He wonders what our national commitments are, who is most blessed, and who is most cursed by this legislation.
Oct  2017 17
With the holidays approaching and in light of comments delivered at the Values Voter Summit last Friday, we found the thoughts from 2014 of Phillips Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend on the annual festival of the Christmas wars worth another visit.
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