July Fourth: Two Christian Visions of the U.S.
: Phillips Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend juxtaposes two broad versions, composite sketches, of Christian-informed visions for what the U.S. should be. He thinks you’ll see how the visions also express competing judgments about where the U.S. is and needs to go.
Love, Anger, and Christian Practice
: Some Christians believe anger and love are incompatible. Some are more angry than loving, and some have figured out how to use their anger in the service of love.
Anger and a Methodist Stove
: Given the fact that all of us get angry, and all of us start with the assumption that my anger is justified, what do we—as citizens of the same nation, or as co-religionists—do with all that anger?
: Phillips Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend reflects on faith as a matter of trust instead of a belief.
10 Reasons Why Christianity in the U.S. Needs Vital, Progressive Theological Seminaries
: 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.