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Pro-Lifers, Be Wary of Mitch McConnell on Planned Parenthood

I saw Al Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary tweet out this link earlier today. [mc_name name='Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)' chamber='senate' mcid='M000355' ] is calling on Planned Parenthood being defunded. I hope McConnell will stick with this, even at the risk of President Obama shutting down the government in the fight. Show More Summary

Midwest Seminary Descends Into Sexual Anarchy

In 2004, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Chicago Theological Seminary, an openly homosexual faculty member brought a special address titled, "'Do Not Be Conformed to This World': Queer Reading and the Task of the Preacher."

When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah

Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative move-ment’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y.

Chicago Theological Seminary Distributes Religious-Themed Condoms at Event

The Chicago Theological Seminary distributed condoms with a religious-themed double entendre at the Wild Goose Festival, a progressive Christian...

When a Seminary Professor Loses His Faith, What Should He Do?

Brandon G. Withrow (below) used to be an assistant professor of the history of Christianity and religious studies at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary... which sounds like a nice gig when you're a Christian scholar.Not so great, however, when you stop believing in God. Show More Summary

New York Times’ Columnist Mark Oppenheimer On Stripping Churches Of Their Tax Exempt Status

New York Times’ religion columnist recently argued in Time Magazine that churches should lose their tax-exempt status.  Patheos columnist and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Owen Strachan was among those who responded...Show More Summary

The Biblical Meaning of Clothing

It takes on special significance throughout the arc of Scripture. B efore becoming a PhD candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary, I served for 12 years at a church in Long Beach, California. A number of my congregants worked in the fashion industry. Show More Summary

Gettysburg’s Lutheran Seminary Takes Courageous Stand on Confederate Flag

During my recent trip to Gettysburg I made time to visit the Seminary Ridge Museum, which is located on the campus of the Lutheran Theological

Southern Baptist Seminary President Questioned for His Participation in “Openly Secular” Campaign

Last month, Danny Akin, the President of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, recorded a video explaining why he supports the "Openly Secular" campaign:

Seminary President Films Video for Openly Secular Campaign

Following in the footsteps of Rep. Barney Frank, Penn & Teller, Bill Maher, Julia Sweeney, and members of the symphonic metal band Nightwish, President of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Danny Akin has recorded a video explaining why he's "openly secular":

Two Officially Excavated Oxyrhynchus Papyri in Green Collection

Brice Jones, ' P.Oxy. 11.1351: From Oxyrhynchus to the Green Collection' 20th May 2015: Pap 1351 was donated by the Egyptian Exploration Fund to a theological seminary, but in 2003 the latter sold it at Sotheby's in a larger lot of papyri. Show More Summary

Princeton Fulbright fellows

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THREE: Three Princeton Theological Seminary Students Named Fullbright Fellowship Winners, notably (for the purposes of PaleoJudaica) to Philip Forness:At the University of Munich, Forness will research Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic languages and cultures in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Show More Summary

Chicago Theological Seminary Commencement 2015

It is vital that Christians address important social issues - such as climate change and economic inequality - using a theological framework. Otherwise, we allow conservative fundamentalists to shape the debate over the future of Christianity.

Links & Reviews

- The Jewish Theological Seminary is selling a Gutenberg Bible fragment from its collections: the complete Book of Esther (in eight leaves) will go on the block at Christie's on 19 June, with an estimate of $500,000-700,000. The JTSShow More Summary

Evangelicals' Claims of Conservative Supremacy Are Overstated

NEW YORK (RNS) "The collapse of the Protestant mainline has been swift, steady, and self-inflicted," Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler wrote in 2008. Mohler's views align with those of many other evangelical...Show More Summary

Parashat Emor: On Reading Leviticus 21 and the Problematics of Embodied Leadership

3 months agoReligion / Judaism : Jewschool

The following is a guest-post by Lauren Tuchman. Lauren is entering her third year of rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is passionate about the intersection of disability justice and religion, grassroots Jewish community building, community organizing and Gemara. Show More Summary

Dr. Tony Evans Says Black Families Were 'a Lot Stronger, a Lot More Unified and Made a Lot More Progress' During Slavery

Dr. Tony Evans, the first African American to earn a doctorate in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, chided black Americans recently for not taking responsibility for the breakdown of their families, declaring that "the white man is not making you do that." He also charged that black families were a lot stronger and made more progress during slavery.

Prayer Request

If you are in the Chicago area, next weekend you can come watch me reach a personal milestone. I'm delivering my first actual sermon. And that's the prayer request. I enrolled at Reformed Theological Seminary last year and have begun pursuing my Masters in Biblical Studies. Show More Summary

Dallas Theological Seminary Says Its President Apologizes for Racism 'Every Year' After Complaint From Black Graduate

Dallas Theological Seminary, one of the top 20 seminaries in the U.S., revealed Tuesday that the school's President, Mark L. Bailey, apologizes for racism "every year" after graduate Jimmy King, who now serves as senior pastor of Proclamation...Show More Summary

Disability and God Talk

3 months agoReligion / Judaism : Jewschool

The following piece, which appeared originally in the RAVSAK journal HaYidion, is a guest-post by Lauren Tuchman. Lauren is entering her third year of rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is passionate about the intersection of disability justice and religion, grassroots Jewish community building, community organizing and Gemara. Show More Summary

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