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May  2016 03
Phillips Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend writes that clergy health and well-being has declined along with the mainline Protestant church. He calls for less blaming and a more Zen approach to the problem.
Apr  2016 19
With today’s average age in mainline churches at about 60, with many of the largest financial contributors to those congregations in their upper 60s, their 70s, and their 80s, and with such different church-going patterns among the thinner younger generations, there is no doubt that the “death tsunami” will powerfully disrupt an entire way of doing church.
Nov  2015 23
Phillips Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend works through options of where we might learn how to be moral in public, when everyone is looking, on matters that concern the human capacity to share this world with people who are different from ourselves, and when we demand for others the rights and privileges we claim for ourselves.
Oct  2015 07
Phillips Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend doesn't back some kind of public test of a candidate’s orthodoxy. But neither is he willing to give any “Christian” candidate a pass on her or his faith.
Aug  2015 19
Church life seduces pastors to so cloak and overlay their baptismal calling with their clergy calling that the former disappears and, in effect, is forgotten on a daily basis.
Aug  2015 13
The church needs a Jon Stewart type of commentator who uses humor on behalf of the gospel.
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