Posted Monday, Oct 25, 2010 4:53:21 PM
On October 21, 2010, The Board of Trustees of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary extended the call to Allan Hugh Cole Jr., Austin Seminary’s Nancy Taylor Williamson Professor of Pastoral Care, to become the institution’s seventh academic dean in its 106-year history. He succeeds Michael Jinkins, who resigned the post in July to become president of Louisville Seminary.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 4:57:29 PM
Whit Bodman, an associate professor of comparative religions at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, said he's not surprised that some Austin religious leaders would avoid the event — for one, people associated with the event are largely Zionists, who believe that Jews have a sovereign right to a homeland in the biblical land of Israel. Many Christian Zionists oppose the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, a position that others consider an obstacle to Mideast peace.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010 3:58:58 PM
This week's Texas Faith religion blog asks the question "So why do we pray for Christopher Hitchens?" Professor Rigby and Trustee Clifford offer their responses.
Posted Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 4:12:44 PM
This week's Texas Faith religion blog in the Dallas Morning News poses the question: Charity or justice. Which should be foremost in the minds of religious folk as they live out their faith?
Posted Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010 10:53:41 AM
This week's Texas Faith tackles the question "If you were a media baron, an editor or a television or radio producer, what religiously-based stories would you focus on? Austin Seminary Professor Cynthia Rigby and Trustee Joe Clifford weigh in.
Posted Friday, Aug 27, 2010 8:26:25 AM
Professor Whit Bodman's article titled "To heal the nation's wounds, embrace the spirit of Cordoba" about the proposed Islamic Center in New York appears in the Austin American-Statesman.
Posted Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 3:20:59 PM
Professor Cynthia Rigby, a regular contributor to the Dallas Morning News' Texas Faith column participated in an event earlier today on the topic of immigration, hosted by the Dallas Morning News' William McKenzie.
Posted Thursday, Aug 12, 2010 9:11:54 AM
In this week's Texas Faith column at the Dallas Morning News, Professor Cynthia Rigby and Trustee Joe Clifford weigh in on the questions: Is the Tea Party movement taking religion out of our political debate? And if so, is that a good thing? Are we better off uncoupling faith - whether by one side or all sides -- from making public policy? Is our debate richer or poorer as a result?
Posted Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 3:22:37 PM
This week's Texas Faith columnists, including Austin Seminary professor Cynthia Rigby and Trustee Joe Clifford, answer the question "Should clergy salaries be public information? "
Posted Thursday, Jul 29, 2010 8:27:53 AM
In this week's Texas Faith blog at the Dallas Morning News, contributors answer the question "Are Bristol and Levi a good or bad example?"