The Future of Seminaries

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I am currently sitting in a beautiful retreat center on the top of a massive hill in San Anselmo, California on the stunning campus of San Francisco Theological Seminary, a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA).I have been invited here, along with 150 faith leaders, to be a part of the launch of the seminaries new Center for Innovation in Ministry, the newest effort of the seminary to prepare innovative Christian leaders to minister effectively in our rapidly evolving world.I was f … [Read more...]

How Houston Attorneys Are Reinforcing Homophobia By Infringing On Religious Liberties

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Yesterday, reports began to surface out of Houston, Texas that the attorneys of the city have subpoenaed pastors who have been vocally opposed to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. The subpoenas request that the a select group of Houston area Pastors turn over “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession.”While I have my own per … [Read more...]

A Letter To A Dying Church

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Dear Church- Let me start off this letter by expressing my deep love and appreciation for you. I have been an active participant in the community of faith for about 10 years now, and I have been profoundly blessed, cared for, loved, and inspired to be a better human being through you. I have also seen — and even participated in — some of your ugliest and most unfaithful moments in recent history. But through all of these experiences, nothing but utter appreciation and love remains for you. I be … [Read more...]

Culture Wars & Christ (An Excerpt from “Nomad”)

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The following is a small, unedited excerpt from my upcoming book, Nomad: Not-So-Religious Thoughts on Faith, Doubt, and the Journey In Between.  During the summer of my freshman year in college, I went on a choir tour to Greece and Cyprus. During our tour of Athens, after climbing up the long, rugged staircase that leads to the Acropolis, we took a moment to stop and look out over the ancient city. The view was breathtaking. As we began to wander around the ancient temple, our tour guide noted t … [Read more...]

Equality Is A Human Issue (& A Christian One)

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Post by: Vince Schiller, Contributor On the 20th of September last month, the United Nations met in New York, and there Emma Watson (who recently became the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador) spoke about women’s equality. It wasn’t entirely what would be expected though. You might anticipate that she would highlight the inequality that women face worldwide, which she did. But what was unexpected (and brilliant) was her insistence that women’s equality is more than just an issue about women. Emma W … [Read more...]

What’s Going On?! A Quick Update

Hey Friends of Revangelical! I just wanted to take a moment to let you know a little bit of what I have been up to over the last couple of weeks and why the content on the blog has been really slim.As you may know, about three weeks ago, an organization called Evangelicals for Marriage Equality launched with the mission of changing the hearts and minds of evangelical christians on the issue of civil marriage equality. I have the honor of serving as the spokesperson of this great group of pe … [Read more...]


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