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The Core of the American Self-image and the Reality

The Core of the American Self-image and the Reality

Where do we go when we realize we aren’t who we want to be? This question stayed with me after listening to this week’s show, featuring journalist Anand Giridharadas. His work examines America’s relationship to wealth and the moral compromises that come from our obsession with it. Especially when it comes to ideas of equality, Giridharadas says, “there’s a chasm between the core of the American self-image and the reality of who we are.”

2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year named by Union Presbyterian Seminary

2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year named by Union Presbyterian Seminary

The Black Alumni Association (BAA) of Union Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to announce and to recognize the Rev. Dr. Harry Eugene Simmons (M.A. ’84) as the 2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Samuel De Witt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University (STVU) in Richmond. Since 1991, Simmons is employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center as Staff Chaplain. 

Progressive Christians

Progressive Christians

A huge online following reflects the growing fame of the Greenleaf pastor, the Rev. William Barber. A passionate preacher, anti-poverty activist, and civil rights leader, Barber has emerged as perhaps the most important figure in progressive U.S. Christianity, even while serving his small local congregation. This month, he was one of 25 Americans to be awarded a coveted MacArthur "Genius Grant," with a no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000 over five years.

2019 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program Applications Due April 11, 2019

2019 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program Applications Due April 11, 2019

Dates & Time: 
Nov 01, 2018 to Apr 11, 2019

Details and application materials for the 2019 programs are now available.
 
In the 2019 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program and the 2019 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations, eligible congregations will be able to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each to support a renewal program for their pastor. Up to $15,000 of the grant may be used for congregational expenses associated with the renewal program. Activities funded by a grant in the 2019 programs may begin anytime in 2020.
 

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Eugene Peterson: 7 Thoughts on Christian Living

Eugene Peterson: 7 Thoughts on Christian Living


Jana Reiss spent some time revisiting passages from Eugene Peterson's books that she's marked through the years as meaningful. Here are seven favorites.

Resurrection starts with grace
“Nothing and no one is a mere object, a thing that we can ignore or dispose of as we like ...  [More from Religion News Service]:

The Church of the Brethren has received a grant of $994,683

The Church of the Brethren has received a grant of $994,683

The Church of the Brethren has received a grant of $994,683 to help establish its Part-Time Pastor; Full-Time Church program. It is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as mentors and guide them through key leadership challenges in congregational ministry.

The Endowment is making nearly $70 million in grants through the Thriving in Ministry initiative.

How to Help with A Religious Response to Global Warming

How to Help with A Religious Response to Global Warming

"The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. More and more people of faith are coming together to respond to the threat of climate change." [Read more].

Social Justicie with New Testament scholar, the Rev. Dr. Brian Blount

Social Justicie with New Testament scholar, the Rev. Dr. Brian Blount

Dates & Time: 
Oct 16, 2018

The Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation of Union Presbyterian Seminary's inaugural lecture Monday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC. The center is a new initiative of the seminary to help our students understand the prophetic dimensions of pastoral ministry, to help the Charlotte community understand the theological imperative for the faith community to engage in efforts to promote social justice and to invite the activist community into the seminary as co-learners.
 

Location: 
Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC.

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