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Jun  2016 07
Phillips Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend reflects on faith as a matter of trust instead of a belief.
May  2016 31
The value of graduate seminary education, and thus of graduate seminaries, is being questioned today. Given the tumult in religion we’re experiencing, and the kinds of financial realities Phillips Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend wrote about in last week’s blog, that questioning is very reasonable. This post represents his response to the question of value.
Apr  2016 12
Why in heaven’s name would people of faith lend our symbols to the state? How does saying a book or a monument has “historical value” do anything other than relegate those symbols to the past and thus strip or diminish the faith claims that these symbols contain or represent the power to change lives?
Mar  2016 14
Would Christians be able to join together in a fast—in a day of self-examination and penance—during some Lent, for our national sins, for those ways in which through actions taken and actions neglected we, as a nation, have broken relationships and acted as if the U.S. is the standard of laws rather than one nation, among others, accountable to a higher law?
Mar  2016 09
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln acknowledged that the nation has sinned. This confession is the antithesis of the doctrine of American Exceptionalism that is so powerful today. What I’d like to see is a movement by Christian leaders—not Congress—to name and declare an annual day of fasting for the nation’s sins.
Mar  2016 01
Phillips Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend offers this lenten reflection and a prayer that the United States of America recognize and mend its flaws.
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