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Jan  2017 03
Phillips Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend outlines his reasoning for why he is a "secular Christian" and problem areas that can come with that identity in this week's blog post.
Dec  2016 20
President Gary Peluso-Verdend is resolving to scrub his mind and future writing of the concept “mainline.” He is acknowledging that he is now a participant in a minority expression of Christianity.
Dec  2016 13
Many Protestant leaders, including me, worry that congregations have not formed a sufficiently strong identity to have a crisis about. And a community or society with weak identity formation is a crisis waiting to happen.
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 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."
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