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The Renewal of Creation

There’s something about starting a new year that gives energy for a fresh start and hope for a…

The Way of Peace

Many peoples shall come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to…

Mary’s Song

“My soul proclaims your greatness, O God, and my spirit rejoices in you, my Savior. For you have…

Gratitude for the Goodness of the Earth

By Rev. Ruth Rosell, Ph.D., Director of the Buttry Center for Peace and Nonviolence, Central Seminary This Thanksgiving…

Political Violence is Never Acceptable

By Rev. Ruth Rosell, Ph.D., Director of the Buttry Center for Peace and Nonviolence, Central Seminary Election Day…

Faith, Voting, and the Climate Crisis

By Rev. Ruth Rosell, Ph.D., Director of the Buttry Center for Peace and Nonviolence, Central Seminary With the…

Retirement during the Climate Crisis

I have received many kind well wishes for my retirement from full-time work on the faculty of Central…

Training for Transforming Conflict

It has been a busy week and a half at Central Seminary where the Buttry Center has been…

Prepare to Meet Thy God: A Lenten Reflection

This is the sign of “welcome” at the farm where I grew up. There is something more traditional…

Sighs and Prayers for Ukraine

This week Dr. Kwangsup Shin, Assistant Professor of Missional Church Studies, shared this devotional during our faculty meeting. …

Ponderings on the War in Ukraine

With outrage, horror, and deep sadness, we have watched images of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  It is…

Training of Conflict Transformation Trainers to be offered at Central Seminary in August 2022

Dear Friends: We are delighted to inform you that a team led by Dan and Sharon Buttry will…

Reflections on Noah and the Climate Crisis

The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of…

Reflections on 9/11 and the Wars that Followed

Last Saturday marked the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. …

An Expression of Solidarity

Central Seminary is a community blessed with students, faculty, and staff from a diversity of racial and ethnic…

Thinking of Myanmar during Holy Week

Every morning one of the first things I do is check my newsfeed to see what is happening…