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Confession is the Start – Now Put Some Skin in the Game

Dismantling White Privilege in Institutions of Theological Education I have grown weary of liberal racism. I have grown especially weary of Christian liberal racism. White supremacy is insidious. It enables, sheds tears, and delays to deny. This sin is so

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Interview with Sandy Irby

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Unbound: What is your role in the education system? Sandy: I am the Director of the Communities of Learning (CoL) program at Union Presbyterian Seminary, located in Richmond, VA. Unique to Union and currently funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment, CoL is an innovative program for newly-admitted students designed

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Divided We Unite

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Split Votes and Shared Ethos at the General Assembly The following sermon was preached by Andrew William Smith, ruling elder at First Presbyterian Church in Cookeville, TN, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Southfield, MI, on Sunday, June 22, 2014, the day after the General Assembly and the day of a

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“I Wanna Be Rich”

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The Kingdom of God and the Myth of the American Dream I am the son of first-generation, working-class Korean immigrants. My family lived a difficult but fairly typical immigrant life: My parents went through many failed attempts at starting small businesses in the US, but when push came to shove,

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Building Urban Communities

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In my office, I have a print of a painting by the African American artist Horace Pippin, who is one of my heroes. The picture is titled “Holy Mountain III,” and it is one of three scenes Pippin painted that depict the promises found in Isaiah 65:17-25. In this picture,

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Inside Agitators: Seminarians for Justice

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May/June 2012 Issue Table of Contents Seminary and divinity school students write about social justice ministry and advocacy on their campuses: Can these inside agitators connect? Introductions to the Issue “The Locavore Dilemma: Seminarians Become Justice Locavores” by Patrick David Heery “High Ideals and Low Fences: Unpacking the narrative meaning

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Close Enough to Get Hurt

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Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary It is not enough to say ‘Ain’t it awful,’ you have to get close enough to get hurt. By Alex Becker   Read and print as PDF.   This phrase—spoken during a sermon in Louisville Seminary’s Caldwell Chapel in 1994 and posted on the steps leading

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Seminary Students Stand with Undocumented Food Workers

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Claremont School of Theology, California Taking the Bible Seriously By Nina Fernando, Wesley Menke, Samuel Pullen, and Chad Seagle   View and print as PDF.   We are students of the Bible. A living, pulsing Word. So when seventeen Pomona College employees were fired because they were “undocumented”, when this

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