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Posted Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 8:16:17 AM
In light of the Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner online scandal, the Texas Faith Panel, including Austin Seminary's Cynthia Rigby, addresses the question: In what ways does the Internet force us to rethink ethical standards?
Posted Friday, Jun 10, 2011 3:25:01 PM
C. Ellis Nelson, Research Professor of Christian education at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, died on June 9, 2011. Ellis Nelson’s pioneering research and writing about forming Christian disciples through the life of a congregation, coupled with his deep wisdom, gentle wit, and genuine humility, endeared him to several generations and secured his place in the Presbyterian story.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011 8:55:40 AM
Texas Governor Rick Perry has called his fellow governors to join in a day of prayer and fasting for "our troubled country" later this summer at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The Texas Faith Panel, including Austin Seminary's Cynthia Rigby, was asked if they were extended an invitation to the event, would they attend?
Posted Monday, Jun 6, 2011 1:11:48 PM
Watch a video, featuring Associate Dean and Professor of Constructive Theology David Jensen, answering "What does the reformed tradition say about trade?"
Posted Monday, Jun 6, 2011 1:01:41 PM
Austin Seminary's Academic Dean Allan Cole's book Good Mourning was featured in a Vancouver Sun article "The art of grief: Living with a hole in your heart."
Posted Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 9:02:52 AM
Presbyterian pastor Allan Hugh Cole Jr. has gathered a selection of two dozen "poets, prophets, and preachers" in his latest book, A Spiritual Life: Perspectives from Poets, Prophets, and Preachers. Writers such as Gail Godwin, Lauren F. Winner, William H. Willimon, Marjorie J. Thompson, drawing on their professional experiences and grace us with their personal thoughts.
Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:20:43 AM
Even many who believe in one form or another of end-times theology have disagreed with the prediction of Harold Camping of the Family Radio Network. But his prediction has generated plenty of attention. And since Judgment Day didn't come, and we all are still here, let's deal with the underlying issue in this discussion. And that is the ongoing prediction of the world's end.
Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:58:20 AM
British theologian and Anglican cleric Keith Ward contends that the growing role of science in the world, where countries depend upon scientists and inventors to drive their economies, has led to a growing literalism. Let's put aside the secularism point and focus on the scientific angle. We certainly live in a world where science and technology are on the rise. But does Ward have a point? Has science, with its emphasis on empiricism, led to a new literalism, where we value things we can prove more than things we cannot? Texas Faith Panel, including Austin Seminary's Cynthia Rigby share their thoughts.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 10:29:11 AM
For Christians, this is Holy Week, culminating in the Easter pageant being celebrated over the weekend. With that as its hook, TIME has once again weighed in with one of its meaty cover stories dealing with religion. In the 1960s, TIME shook up things by posing this question: Is God Dead? Now, the magazine is featuring a cover story by journalist and author Jon Meacham, who is exploring this question: Is Hell Dead? Texas Faith Panel, including Austin Seminary's Cynthia Rigby weigh in.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011 4:01:02 PM
Dr. Allan H. Cole Jr.’s latest book, A Spiritual Life: Perspectives from Poets, Prophets, and Preachers, just published by Westminster John Knox Press, offers a collection of essays from twenty-four writers who reflect on what makes for “a good spiritual life.” Drawing on their personal experiences, a distinguished group offers a range of perspectives on one’s spirituality that deepens understanding and appreciation for this life and includes suggestions for how to cultivate it.

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