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Educating Clergy to Their Public Role

The way seminaries help students understand the public roles and responsibilities of clergy reveals  how various religious traditions inculcate the role of prophetic ministry. Mennonite seminary students explore traditions of peace and justice as a key element of the public role of clergy; Catholic seminaries emphasize the tradition of moral theology; a Lutheran seminary looks at the clergy’s public role through the lens of the relationship of the church to the world. Read the interview with Chuck Foster on the website of Resources for American Christianity.

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Inspiration from the Liturgical Letter for 26th Sunday after Pentecost

Confidence in Our Creator"Lord, we take refuge in you (Psalm 16), for you listen to our despair (1 Samuel 1:4-20) and...

Practicing Gratitude

My wife and I recently relocated, which led us to visit a half-dozen churches in the past two months. Each seemed to...

2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year named by Union Presbyterian Seminary

The Black Alumni Association (BAA) of Union Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to announce and to recognize the Rev. Dr....

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