A few years ago, I attended a conference of seminary presidents. At a workshop on crisis communications, we were advised to communicate with our publics regularly so that, in a crisis, constituents would recognize the seminary’s official “voice.” That workshop persuaded me to blog weekly, a task I’ve done for three years now. However, my […]
Author: Gary Peluso-Verdend
An Egyptian official from 4,000 years ago: Joseph’s people were such ingrates. My country took in caravans of Semites who were starving. We fed them. We gave them room to grow. The problem is we were too good to them. They multiplied like rats. Their numbers threatened to overwhelm the Egyptian population. After so many […]
I nodded off in church on Sunday (okay, that’s a fiction, but go with it, please) and, immediately, I fell into a dream. In the dream, I walked into a building I knew was a church. I don’t remember how the outside of this church looked. And I did not get beyond the entryway before […]
I like to know where the food I eat and the legislation to which I am subject come from. Both are often too hard to trace! This blog is on legislation rather than food. Specifically, on legislation that implicates religion. There is a rather new, concerted, and powerful legislative effort to privilege a particular kind […]
Fred Rogers, known to generations of children and their parents, as Mister Rogers, was a Presbyterian minister. His show, begun in 1968, embodied much of old mainline Protestantism at its best. Without naming the Name, he walked the walk, in public spaces, and taught more what the way of Jesus by living it than most […]
President of Phillips Theological Seminary, the Rev. Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend, offers a message during the first day of chapel services during the June Doctor of Ministry fortnight. Dr. Peluso-Verdend’s message is A 21st Century Faith…in order that humankind can see the 22nd Century.
The President of Phillips Theological Seminary, the Rev. Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend, offers this homily on the first day of on campus classes of the Spring 2017 Semester. Dr. Peluso-Verdend’s reflection is based on 2 Samuel 11:26-12:7a
Phillips President, the Rev. Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend, offers the homily during this final chapel service of the Doctor of Ministry fortnight offered every January. Dr. Peluso-Verdend’s reflection is based on Genesis 11: 1-9
During the opening evening of the new student orientation for fall 2016, the Rev. Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend offers the reflection based on Exodus 4: 1-13. Dr. Peluso-Verdend is the President and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Phillips.
President and Associate Professor of Practical Theology, the Rev. Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend, offers a reflection during the summer 2016 DMin fortnight.