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    A Pioneer in Black Theology has Passed–J. Deotis Roberts

    Rev. Dr. J. Deotis Roberts, a gifted Baptist preacher, a long-time professor of theology at the Howard University School of Religion (now Divinity School), and a Dean at the Virginia Union University School of Theology (now Samuel Dewitt Proctor) passed away this week at age 95. After getting a blank stare from Jurgen Moltmann in the ’60’s about how his…

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    Hate and Healing: New Testament Interpretations

    The event, on JUNE 4 at MOTB, called “Hate and Healing: A New Testament Dialogue,” will feature three dialogue sessions with panelists from four different Christian communities — Baptist, Roman Catholic, Latter-day Saint, and Seventh-day Adventist — with a full 20 minutes for audience questions after each session. The panelists will consider three interrelated topics:

    how their community has interpreted…

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    Amazing Sermon Slam last weekend!

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    We had an amazing Sermon Slam with 7 preachers from a variety of WTC schools at VTS last Saturday.   The “best in” categories are noted in the photo above!

    The in-person…

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    New Book on Clergy Education and Public Life by Dr. Golemon

    We are pleased to announce a new book by Oxford University Press, Clergy Education in America: Religious Leadership and American Public Life, by Dr. Larry Golemon, Executive Director of the Consortium.  It explores how the early seminary traditions of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish communities prepared leadership for religious and public life.   In short, the liberal arts pedagogies in these schools…

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    Is the Eucharist the Key to Ecumenical Unity?

    See the video of the remarkable Figel address given by the recipient of the Consortium’s Ecumenism Award, Msgr. Paul McPartlan.  He makes the case for the Eucharist as the key to recent and future dialogues around Christian unity.   If the Eucharist is at the heart of the Church, and if various churches and ecclesial communities can affirm its central meaning…

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