Borderlinks: Debunking Treasured Maxims
: The Borderlinks immersion course, a group of Phillips students and Dr. Mindy McGarrah Sharp, Assistant Professor Pastoral Theology and Ethics, kicked off 2016 by traveling to the borderlands between the United States and Mexico along the Arizona border in January.
In her fifth Borderlinks course (the seminary’s 19th), McGarrah Sharp reports that the group arrived with a hunger for good coffee and for learning about justice in the context of the borderlands.
Remind & Renew 2016 Wrap Up
: The church and people of faith have a great responsibility for engaging the conversation about race in the United States, according to speakers at the 2016 Remind & Renew conference.
Audio of the speakers is now available at http://ptstulsa.edu/rr2016.
Trump: Republican Party Gets Its Sought After Savior
: The Republican decision to tap into religious/cultural resentment the last 50 years and to encourage its anti-intellectualism and its bigotries for their own short-run political gains has been disastrous for public policy — in many cases, leading to the intellectual and cultural gridlock that we find today in Congress.
The Christian War on Christmas
: Love or fear? Which came down at Christmas? Phillips Seminary President Gary Peluso-Verdend says the answer lies in our actions as Christians.
You've Got to Be Carefully Taught
: 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.
Christmas Culture Wars Start Early
: Christians in the U.S. have lost the war for Christmas, and that lost war bears no resemblance to the fictional war on Christmas the political right has constructed.