Today in Theology

An archive listing of theology highlights from around the world.

Theological Education Event Takes Pulse of Seminaries

United Methodist Insight | Marcie Smeck

If conversations shape organizations, what are the key conversations that we should be engaging in now? What are the most important questions that will shape the next evolution of theological education and formation? These were the guiding questions around which a Consultation on Theological Education was convened by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
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State of the Union 2015: Patheos Bloggers Debate the Issues

Patheos Topics | Patheos Bloggers

Patheos’ featured bloggers go head-to-head with opposing viewpoints, be it current news, religious practice, politics, theology or culture.
Not a knock-down drag-out debate, but a discourse among colleagues seeking to better understand the issues, and each other. Patheos Head-to-Head provides the ring and invites our bloggers to debate the big questions of the day.

And a Mother Cries

Miguel De La Torre Blog | Miguel De La Torre

Dr. Miguel De La Torre, Professor Social Ethics and Latina/o Studies, writes a blog, Our Lucha, “And A Mother Cries.” …All lives reflect the image of the Creator of the universe. All lives are sacred. All lives have infinite worth. All lives are interconnected. All lives matter. Black lives matter. Brown lives matter. Yellow lives matter. Red lives matter. White lives matter. Read more.

The Loft Cinema will be screening the Tucson premiere of Vincent De La Torre’s film “Trails of Hope

Arizona Daily Wildcat | Ivana Goldtooth

The Loft Cinema will be screening the Tucson premiere of Vincent De La Torre’s film “Trails of Hope and Terror” on Thursday. The film is based on the book of the same title by Miguel A. De La Torre’s, Vincent De La Torre’s father. Both the film and book explore the plight of the undocumented Latin American immigrant from their perspective in a mix of hope and terror. Read more.

Ferguson: Reflections and Resources

General Commission on Religion and Race of The United Methodist Church

Today, across America, so many of us are asking, “Where do we go from here?” We want to share some thoughtful reflections and resources on conflict resolution from our wonderful friends at JustPeace. We hope they bring comfort, offer guidance, and provide insight into the necessary steps toward justice and peace. Read more.

A Sad Night for America

Sojourners: God's Politics blog | Jim Wallis

Many black families woke up this morning knowing that the lives of their children are worth less than the lives of white children in America. The deep distrust of law enforcement in their own communities that so many African Americans feel just got deeper last night — 108 days since the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown — when the prosecuting attorney announced the decision not to subject the police officer who killed Brown to a trial where all the facts could be publicly known and examined. Read more.

Sand Creek Prayerful Preparation, Eads UMC, Nov. 29 | RM Conference UMC

The RMCUMC is sponsoring a prayerful preparation gathering at 9 a.m. Nov. 29, Eads United Methodist Church, 110 E. 11th Ave., Eads, Colo. Details and sign up

Volunteers needed to make lunches for Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run. Contact: Rev. Carrie West at

Sand Creek 150 years later: A time to reflect and remember

Mountain Sky Outlook | Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky

The slow, difficult work of remembering the history, honoring those who died and healing broken communities and relationships continues. This is the work of cultivating abundant life. November 29, 2014 will mark the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. Read more.

Gay couples who want a religious marriage ceremony may not find welcome

The Denver Post | Tom McGhee

Colorado on Tuesday officially authorized same-sex marriages, but couples hoping to tie the knot in a religious ceremony will still face obstacles in many religious institutions not now performing gay marriages.

The issue remains an emotional and theological hot button for many believers. Read more.

State of the colony: Resident Aliens at 25

The Christian Century | Stanley Hauerwas | William H. Willimon | Miguel De La Torre

Twenty-five years ago, Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon sparked a lively debate about church, ministry, and Christian identity with their book Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony. Several pastors and theologians offered their perspectives, including Dr. Miguel De La Torre’s The wrong preferential option.