The Future of Ministry
: Ministry has always come with challenges. The names of the challenges change with the generations. Regardless of the changes, according to President Gary Peluso-Verdend, face-to-face meetings powered by compassion and understanding will be necessary.
Understanding Holy Week as Exodus
: In Christianity’s Holy Week narrative, the God of the Exodus, who hears the cries of the oppressed and who sides with the oppressed for the cause of justice and freedom, lives.
Build a Wall or Blessed to Be a Blessing?
: Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend writes, "In using any biblical story, we must be as careful to say how the story differs from the American experience as we are to claim something from the Bible illumines the American experience."
The Boundaries of Being Inclusive
: "Seminaries that deliberate on what is good and right using conversation and argument (rather than claims to special revelation and hierarchy) all struggle, in different ways and in our own contexts, with what inclusion, diversity, and justice mean," writes President Gary Peluso-Verdend in this week's blog.
Christians and the Social Contract
: In President Gary Peluso-Verdend's weekly blog, he writes, "In Oklahoma, we have a weak social contract. Beyond obeying the laws of the land, and helping out in times of disaster, I don’t know what all is a part of Oklahoma’s social contract."