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News: A New School Year Starts, and Many Seminarians Are Staying Put

More students are choosing schools for geographical convenience rather than theological affinity, says seminary president. S eminary students have a reputation for taking theology seriously. But would they relocate from, say, New York...Show More Summary

Grade fails to predict MLK greatness

Ari Melber shows the C grade Martin Luther King, Jr. received in public speaking at Crozer Theological Seminary.

After Jon Stewart, Can We Find the Funny?

I had a colleague at Chicago Theological Seminary, Dr. Phil Anderson, who used to teach a class called "Humor as Healing and Grace." The premise of the class was that the world hurts and harms us so much that finding the funny, finding the humor, is crucial for finding a spiritual center and healing from these wounds. Show More Summary

Christian Seminary Distributes 'Second Coming' Condoms

The Chicago Theological Seminary is distributing 'Second Coming' condoms at Pride and music festivals. Social Meta Tag #1 - Name: w-line Social Meta Tag #2 - Name: fb-share read more

Seminary Compares Gay Sex To The Second Coming, Antigay Backlash Ensues

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

At least one antigay Christian is not pleased with a recent stunt pulled by a seminary based in Chicago. At the 2015 Wild Goose Festival, an annual music fest held in Hot Springs, NC, each July, members from the Chicago Theological Seminary handed out free rainbow condoms with the following instructions: “Chicago Theological Seminary, Take Two (For the second […]

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.

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- 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

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