Summer 2002

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We 'federated' | culture is key

Louis Weeks looks back with satisfaction, five years after the merger of Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. Peter Chynowrth says understanding differences in culture is the key to successful amalgamation.
Issue: Summer 2002
Department: Soundings
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Every knee shall bow: start now

With this issue, In Trust introduces a new department: “Spirit Matters.” In “Spirit Matters” associate editor Melinda R. Heppe will explore aspects of the life of prayer and methods for “the practice of the presence of God,” as Brother Lawrence called it. Associated with theological schools as most of our readers are, we know theoretically that prayer is important. Column by column, Heppe will help us experience why it’s important.
Issue: Summer 2002
Topic(s): Spiritual life
Department: Spirit matters
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Scandals challenge Catholic seminaries

Roman Catholic seminaries in 2002 are dealing with enormous media interest in the sins of men who graduated years ago—and are regularly faced with unanswerable questions. How is your school prepared to deal with disasters not of your making? How do you keep your publics aware of who you are today?
Issue: Summer 2002
Department: Field notes
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Recruiting the very best for your board

Identifying, attracting and replacing a theological school’s leaders is critical to growth and survival. Here is one president’s take on the process.
Issue: Summer 2002
Topic(s): Board recruitment & orientation
Department: Perspective
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Field guide identifies worshipers

A new study provides clues about who’s in the pews, scholars receive grants to work across disciplines, a school closes just short of its twenty-fifth birthday, and very long and very short tenured leaders move on.
Issue: Summer 2002
Topic(s): News / trends
Department: Changing scenes
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Doughnuts, doctrine, bagels and blessings

Associate editor Melinda Heppe finds the appeal of bagels and Bible study can draw a crowd even before sun-up in rural Pennsylvania.
Issue: Summer 2002
Department: Innovations
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Ambivalence of the Sacred
A review

Title: Ambivalence of the Sacred
Author: R. Scott Appleby
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing
Issue: Summer 2002
Department: Books
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Conflict resolution
A review of Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence and Peacemaking

Title: Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence and Peacemaking
Author: Marc Gopin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Issue: Summer 2002
Department: Books
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After the book: picking up all the pieces
A review of Blown to Bits: How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy

Title: Blown to Bits: How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy
Authors: Philip Evans and Thomas S. Wurster
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
Issue: Summer 2002
Department: Books
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Reverence
A review of Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue

Title: Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue
Author: Paul Woodruff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Issue: Summer 2002
Department: Books
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Great awakenings
A review of The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism

Title: The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism
Author: Robert William Fogel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Issue: Summer 2002
Department: Books
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