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  • Can the prophet be critiqued?

    Posted Apr 21, 2014 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Frank A. Thomas | In my last blog post, I considered “Can any of us be critiqued?” The blog post asked the question of whether we can be critiqued in the performance of ministry. Many of us like the prophetic role of critiquing systems, structures, and unjust individuals, but how do we respond when someone “prophesies” against our systems, structures, behavior, or ideas.

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  • New Media Project announces changes for next phase

    Posted Apr 15, 2014 | New Media Project

    By Verity A. Jones | I have good news to share. Lilly Endowment Inc. has granted Christian Theological Seminary additional funding to complete a transitional phase of the New Media Project over the next 18 months. The support will enable the New Media Project to further its work of research and interpretation so that we might better help religious leaders think theologically about technology. We are exceedingly grateful for this support.

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  • Testimonial dinner for our severe teachers

    Posted Apr 10, 2014 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    By Lawrence Peers | There is a healing ritual that I have facilitated at clergy retreats over the last ten years that is called, “A Testimonial Dinner for Severe Teachers.” I have adapted this particular activity from the Spiritual Eldering Institute, and I have used it most often at retreats for clergy approaching retirement within ten years or less.

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  • Posted Feb 10, 2014 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    Calvary Baptist Church launches a new pastoral residency

    We are happy to announce the launch of a new pastoral residency program at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Calvary Baptist Church’s residency is part of a next generation of pastoral residency programs that are relying more fully on the congregation’s own stewardship. In this case, a reconfiguration of Calvary Baptist Church’s own staffing due to some transitions made it possible for it to fully fund two full-time positions.

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  • Posted Nov 18, 2013 | Center for Pastoral Excellence

    The Academy of Preaching and Celebration at CTS comes online

    Christian Theological Seminary and the Center for Pastoral Excellence are pleased to launch the newly named Academy of Preaching and Celebration. Led by Frank A. Thomas, the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th Miller Professor of Homiletics at CTS, the Academy seeks to generate excellence in preaching and worship through deepened faith and biblical practice.

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  • Posted Oct 14, 2013 | The Discipleship Project

    Second cohort of TDPers announced

    Christian Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the second cohort of students selected for The Discipleship Project, a groundbreaking experiment in theological education at CTS. All in their first year of the M.Div. degree program, these new “TDPers” hail from states as far away as California, Florida, and Colorado, as well as Indiana.

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FT-5 Preaching Mistakes-Intro
.. Academy for Preaching and Celebration

Introduction to The Five Most Common Preaching Mistakes series, by Frank A. Thomas.
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MLK Jr. “I have a dream” speech video: produced by Salt Project, WFYI, and CTS
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Ideas For Social Media
.. New Media Project

Nadia Bolz-Weber, Eugene Cho, and Tony Lee share best ideas for social media (short)
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