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Browsing posts by author: Gary Peluso-Verdend, Phillips President  (read bio)
Feb  2018 27
In the wake of school shootings, with the shootings at a congressional softball game and a small-town church in view, and with the hundreds of deaths and woundings each week in the U.S. from firearms—the great majority of incidents with a man’s finger on the trigger—we in religious communities should be reflecting on how we help men do the work of becoming men. (from President Gary Peluso-Verdend's weekly blog)
Feb  2018 19
"We Americans are a violent people," writes President Gary Peluso-Verdend in his weekly blog. "And, besides creating systems of violence that benefit some people and disadvantage or denigrate others, America’s weapon of choice in our worship of violence is the gun."
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 30
In his weekly blog post, President Gary Peluso-Verdend asks the question, "Where and from whom should churches and their leaders seek pastoral wisdom?"
Jan  2018 23
When you imagine the future of church, to which trend lines, data sets, fears, and hopes do you attend? There is so much going on with Christianity in the U.S. We have to make choices concerning where to look and how to frame what we see.
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