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Identifying voices of conscience
The capacity for ethical self-assessment
Title: Voices: The Educational Foundation of Conscience>
Author: Thomas F. Green
Publisher: Notre Dame Press
Rethinking modernity
A review of The Ancients and the Moderns: Rethinking Modernity
Title: The Ancients and the Moderns: Rethinking Modernity
Author: Stanley Rosen
Publisher: Yale University Press
Gnosticism revisited
A review of Rethinking “Gnosticism”: An Argument for Dismantling a Dubious Category
Title: Rethinking “Gnosticism”: An Argument for Dismantling a Dubious Category
Author: Michael Williams
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Touched by an Angel
A review of On the Road with the Archangel
Title: On the Road with the Archangel
Author: Frederick Buechner
Publisher: HarperSan Francisco
Anatomy of an informative board meeting
Creating the setting for a spirit of inquiry
In this article, a former seminary president presents a model for board meetings that identifies and clarifies issues a board must address before they become pressing. He advocates thinking of board meetings as a collection of different events and occasions rather than single, isolated occurrences. How do your board meetings compare? Do you plan by the year or the meeting?
Catchy campaign attracts attention
Unusual marketing plan for prospective priests
Melinda R. Heppe on St. Francis Seminary's ad campaign. Also, two new chairs endowed at Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond; Henry J. Lyons convicted of racketeering and grand theft; ecumenical pioneer Oscar Cullman dies; and changes at the top.
Death strikes in the midst of life
Applying the Gospel to some hard questions
Figures of Speech presents readers with noteworthy examples of the use of the spoken word to spread the gospel. This sermon by Joanna Adams has been adapted from one that appeared originally in the Journal for Preachers and was published in the Autumn 1990 issue of In Trust.
Power and ownership in the church
Clericalism, institutional authority, lay participation
When In Trust staff discussed themes that have recurred over our ten years of publication, the balance between theological education for clergy and for laity was often cited. We asked some past and present members of our advisory council to respond to Loren Mead’s reflections on clericalism in the church. How do the opinions here match with your own experience?
Writers and God
A review of God and the American Writer
Title: God and the American Writer
Author: Alfred Kazin
Publisher: Random House
Global Warning
A review of Jihad vs. McWorld
Title: Jihad vs. McWorld
Author: Benjamin Barber
Publisher: Ballantine
New student profile, roots and wings
Judith A. Olin comments from the Methodist perspective on Katarina Schuth's "Study of Priests-To-Be"; C. John Weborg discusses Robert Wuthnow's "To Dwell or To Seek."

Other Issues


Books 6 Articles
Changing scenes 1 Articles
Feature articles 3 Articles
Focal point 1 Articles
Forum 1 Articles
Soundings 1 Articles
Tool box 1 Articles

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