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Symposium Update

W. Jackson Watts The Commission for Theological Integrity is gearing up for our annual Theological Symposium. We’ve experienced a few delays in our planning process, but we hope to have our full program posted any day now. As a reminder to those planning to attend and still perhaps on the fence, we plan to follow our typical program format for …

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Theological Symposium Update

W. Jackson Watts Amid the flurry of news this week, the Commission for Theological Integrity wanted to remind our readers of our annual Theological Symposium. Our event is still slated to be held on the campus of Welch College in Gallatin, Tennessee. This year our meeting is a bit earlier–October 4-5. Our hope is to release the official, finalized program …

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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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