The Real Surprise in the Pew Forum Survey

“The surprise in the recent Pew Survey isn’t how little people know about their own religion and the religions of others around them, but that they know anything at all.” Professor Robert Hunt considers the implications of the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey results. [Read more...]

The Eddie Long Case and What’s Not Being Said

“The charges against Long are less about homosexuality, the defensiveness of his congregation, the theology he espouses, or the age and gender of the accusers. The case is about the possible abuse of clerical power.” Professor Monica Coleman on this critical opportunity to raise all of our consciousnesses about clergy sexual misconduct. [Read more...]

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Being a Pastor is a Weird Job

“Being a pastor is a weird job. I love the freedom to read, plan worship, talk with interesting people, and sit with scripture and the tradition. But sometimes I just have to laugh at myself and at any expectation I have or someone else might have that I can come up with a spiritual word or reflection.” Emerging church pastor Courtney Pinkerton on a day in the life… [Read more...]

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