• Commission to Offer Mental Health Seminar

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  • 15 Factors Contributing to the Pastoral Shortage Problem

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  • Younger Pastors, Denominationalism, and Our Persistent Misunderstanding of Young People

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Commission to Offer Mental Health Seminar

The Commission for Theological Integrity has been offering seminars at the National Association for decades now. As one Commission member likes to say, “We were doing them before they were cool.” This effort continues this year as we will sponsor a seminar entitled, “Mental Health After the Pandemic: Theology and Member Care.” This timely offering will feature two winsome practitioners …

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15 Factors Contributing to the Pastoral Shortage Problem

by W. Jackson Watts This past March I published an article entitled “Reexamining the Pastoral Shortage Problem.” If social media and WordPress metrics are any indication, it struck a nerve. I view this as an affirmation that most readers agree that there is a shortage in available pastors, and we desire to see that need met. Where we may differ …

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Younger Pastors, Denominationalism, and Our Persistent Misunderstanding of Young People

by Matthew Pinson (this post originally appeared at matthewpinson.com). Recently Lifeway Research conducted a study on pastors’ views on the value of Protestant denominations and the future of denominations. This study is discussed in an article from Lifeway entitled “Pastors Value Denominations Now, Not as Sure About the Future.” 8 in 10 Pastors Think Denominationalism is Vital The study, which …

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2021 Symposium Set

by Theological Commission The 2021 Theological Symposium will be held on October 4-5 on the campus of Welch College. As the pandemic subsides, the Commission is grateful to be able to resume this important gathering as an in-person event. Papers are presently being received and will be accepted through Monday, July 12. Papers (or abstracts) may be submitted to fwbtheology@gmail.com. …

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The Momentum of the Secular Left against the First Amendment Rights of Traditional Religious Colleges and Universities

Matthew Pinson (This post originally appeared at matthewpinson.com.) A Recent Lawsuit Two weeks ago, the Religious Exemption Accountability Project filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education. The suit aimed at the Department’s funding of colleges and universities that have policies that prohibit LGBT conduct. The class action lawsuit named twenty-five conservative religious colleges. Among them were schools such …

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