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About Center for Theology and Public Life:

The Mercer Center for Theology and Public Life (CTPL) promotes public dialogue, research, and constructive solutions related to important public issues to which theology and ethical reflection can make a significant contribution. The CTPL plans, hosts, and supports events that model civic, constructive, and substantive conversation about major issues in public life such as poverty and economic justice, human rights, crime and the death penalty, international peacemaking, biomedical ethics, family and sexuality, church-state relations, national identity, immigration, et ...

Video | Higher Education >
Christian Faith, Moral Values and Public Service: Two Views from Capitol Hill
Mercer University's Center for Theology and Public Life sponsored a series of discussions with two y…
Article | Care >
 
How can clinical pastoral education (CPE) help a pastor?
Video | Public Policy >
Book: Religious Faith, Torture, and Our National Soul
Center for Theology and Public Life Director David Gushee has been involved in ant-torture work sinc…
Blog Entry | Spiritual Growth >
Based on a nationwide representative sampling of more than 4200 young people and adults the...
Blog Entry | Christian Living >
When my parents became Christian in the late 1970s, one of the first things they did was send me to private Christian School. More than anything, they wanted to protect me from the world. Secular culture was something to be feared. The world was a scary place and public middle
Blog Entry | Higher Education >
CBF_photoThis past April Dr. David Gushee, in cooperation with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Resource Center, facilitated a national conference on “Sexuality and Covenant.”  Before the conference Dr. Gushee wrote an article for the Associated Baptist Press discussing seve…
Blog Entry | Christian Living >
Johnny and Kay are missionaries to Asia. These aren't their real names and I can only publish pictures of their surroundings. We had an amazing two-hour Facetime chat recently. Their love of God and people is off the charts. Their courage? Well, read on...Five great questions of life: Life…
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“It is always the right time to do the right thing.” - Martin Luther King What is ‘Integrity’? …being honest and having strong moral principles? …being consistent in actions and values? …displaying good and positive character? …practicing what we preach? All of these are m…
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A little revolution now and then is a healthy thing, don't you think? Captain Marko Ramius, The Hunt For Red October [1]I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. - Thomas Jefferson