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Fuller Seminary Professor Stunned by Scott Adam’s Death

A Fuller Theological Seminary professor said he was shocked by news that his former student and friend, Scott Adam, was killed by Somali pirates who hijacked the Americans’ yacht.

What Happened When Two Students, One Black and One White, Participated in a Peaceful Protest

We are two students -- one black, one white -- at Union Theological Seminary, an institution historically and presently committed to fighting against injustice through faith and action. We were outraged by the non-indictment in the case...Show More Summary

Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler reminds us that marriage equality is inevitable

last weekLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler wrote a column all about how his religious freedom is supposedly being stifled by LGBT rights. Because of course he did; people on his side of the debate rarely write anything else these...

New early fragments of b. Temurah

THE TALMUD BLOG: A Tantalizing Tale of Temura Fragments – Guest Post by Noah Bickart.As a Talmudist at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, I have long been accustomed to fantastical tales about the discovery of ancient manuscripts of the Babylonian Talmud. Show More Summary

XIV International Polish Clergy Chess Championship

XIV International Polish Clergy Chess Championship will be held in the Higher Theological Seminary in P?ock, ul. Abp. A. J. Nowowiejskiego 2, 09-400 P?ock from 6 - 11 Jully 2015 Format will be a 10-round Swiss system. All lay and religious...Show More Summary

Is Islam a Religion? Christian Seminary Debates Accusations of Islamophobia in the US

Is Islam a religion? This question, and others perceived as Islamaphobic, were debated by several professors at Union Theological Seminary in New York City Wednesday, with the panelists seeking to encourage the audience to participate in meaningful inter-religious dialogue.

Cornel West arrested in Ferguson

We're going to say this qualifies as a New Jersey story because though he now teaches at Union Theological Seminary, Dr. Cornel West is a Princeton emeritus, the first African American to graduate from Princeton with a PhD in philosophy,...Show More Summary

Seminary Professors: Dean Called Asians "Slanty Eyed," And Proclaimed His Love Of Vaginas

There's big drama unfolding at an unlikely place: The General Theological Seminary, located in Chelsea. Eight professors were recently fired after they walked off the job to protest the dean, who has, they claim, "fostered an environment of secrecy and mistrust." [ more › ]

The Cairo Geniza at JTS

THE NEW YORK TIMES : The Cairo Geniza, Under Piecemeal Restoration (Eve M. Kahn).Experts at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Manhattan are puzzling over curly bits of ancient paper recovered from a closet in a Cairo synagogue. Boxfuls...Show More Summary

R. Albert Mohler Jr. Calls Hillsong a Prosperity Movement that Waters Down the Gospel

R. Albert Mohler Jr., the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently spoke with the New York Times about Hillsong Church and criticized the movement for watering down the Gospel message.

Contrary to "Progressive Belief," Obama Has Not Departed From his Campaign Rhetoric

There is disenchantment on the left with Barack Obama. Many progressives agree with sentiment recently expressed by Professor Cornell West, a professor at the Union Theological Seminary, who recently told Salon Magazine: "He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. Show More Summary

Cornel West Blasts Obama Is A "Brown-Faced Clinton", A "Post-Traumatic Depression" Will Follow

Outspoken Union Theological Seminary professor Cornel West goes where very few 'thinkers-of-color' have had the courage to go in this interview with Salon's Thomas Frank: "The thing is, [Obama] posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. Show More Summary

Theologian on Gungor's Not Taking Bible Literally: 'This Is Not a Tempest in a Teapot'

Dr. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently raised the issue of Dove Award-winning musician Michael Gungor's recent statements that he no longer literally believes in some biblical accounts, such as the creation or the flood, pointing out what's wrong with his deviation from traditional Christianity.

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4 months agoArts : Prospero

MARTIN LUTHER KING was, at one time, considered an inadequate orator. In December 1950 a transcript from Crozier Theological Seminary records him receiving just a “C” in public speaking—although for actual sermon preparation he scored an “A”. Show More Summary

Cornel West: Jews 'Landed on the Backs of Some Arabs in 1940s'

On Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, Union Theological Seminary professor and author Dr. Cornel West took on the issue of the Israeli occupation for the recent Israel-Hamas conflict. West said that Israel was created because...Show More Summary

Ancient Hebrew ASCII art

5 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

The Jewish Theological Seminary's "Micrography" exhibit showcases visual art, mostly from the 19th and early 20th century, made from ancient Hebrew religious texts and contemporary Jewish writings of the time. Read the rest

Bible College Offers Doctorate for Donation of $85; But You Better Hurry, the Offer Is Only Good Until the End of August

If you've always wanted the honor of being called a doctor officially, the Abundant Life Bible College and Theological Seminary in Stuart, Florida is promising to give you just that for a small donation of $85. You better hurry though, this fire sale only lasts until the end of August.

Mainline Churches Divesting Themselves Of Fossil Fuel Investments

Originally Published in the ECOreport “We have sinned,” the President of America’s most prominent seminary wrote in Time Magazine. She was not referring to a sex scandal or embezzlement, but rather the Union Theological Seminary’s stock portfolio. Show More Summary

Union Theological Seminary and Catholic university both divest from fossil fuels

Fossil fuel divestment is a moral issue. Religious institutions appear to be taking a stand.

America Not Immune to Secularization, Says Al Mohler in SBC 2014 Report

Cultural trends show that America is next in line to become a secular nation, said Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al Molher in his Southern Baptist Convention 2014 report.

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