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Training students to identify and traverse the identity politics in the United States begins on the first day of my courses On day one I introduce myself then launch into the syllabus review In describing the required readings I hold the book or article in my hand tell students ...

Theological education centers on attention Attending to another persons thoughts their arguments their conceptions studying parsing comparing etc This is not a novel claim The Jewish philosopher Simone Weil however claims that there is more going on as we work out a geometry problem tussle over a difficult argument ...

Alice laughed Theres no use trying she said: one cant believe impossible things I daresay you havent had much practice said the Queen When I was your age I always did it for half-an-hour a day Why sometimes Ive believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast -- ...

A major task that our students will have to undertake is to create a sustainable way of life To do so they need to be able to understand how to analyze themselves especially how their behaviors and worldviews are connected with social and environmental effects To our misfortune this ...

Back in the summer of 2017 these Deans of theological schools from the US and Canada set out ona journey of building a community of trust respect friendship and collaboration to work on some of the most challenging issues facing theological education today Comprising a religiously and geographically diverse ...