Day: October 26, 2011

The future of seminary education

What challenges do seminaries face in the coming years? How are they—and the churches and communities that are the focus of their mission—preparing for those challenges? What signs of transformation can we see as we survey the horizon of theological education? What will seminary look like 10 years from now, and what purposes will it serve?

The church in decline? What to do?

We think we’re dying, and we don’t have much more to offer God.” This is the saddest picture I can imagine for the church. It may help, though, to know this isn’t the first time God’s people have reacted this way. Have you ever read Isaiah?

St. Paul’s Cathedral to reopen

London’s St Paul’s Cathedral is expected to reopen to the public on Friday, a week after church leaders closed its doors for the first time since World War Two, blaming safety risks posed by anti-capitalism protesters camped outside.

Praying for peace on 11/11/11

We need a new end of hostilities in the world today. Libya needs it. We need it. Every nation, every community, every family on earth needs it. I invite you to join in this offering of prayer for peace, wherever you may be.

Blind Spots

There is an insight from F. D. Maurice (d. 1872) that is helpful during conversations between two of us who are half-blind: “A man is most often right in what he affirms and wrong in what he denies.”