Theology & Religion

The Shared Service Every Mid Council Should Be Offering

17 Mar , 2016  

Bad church website

Over the last several years presbyteries and dioceses have been struggling to identify leadership strategies that are sustainable while at the same time closing gaps in ministry in their regions. As discussed before, the church had been an early leader in what we would now call shared services. Denominational structures filled in the gap where […]

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Education, New York, Theology & Religion

Union Must Build Up

25 Jan , 2016  

Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University

The campus of Union Theological Seminary has been abuzz recently with the prospect of a high rise construction project on the 108 year old campus. The administration and board at Union, the affiliate divinity school of Columbia University, have proposed selling approximately 300,000 square feet of development right (air-rights) to finance a $125 million renovation […]

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Theology & Religion

The Church Must Embrace Shared Services

22 Jan , 2016  

Barclays Bike Share

Over the last several years the business world has begun to leverage shared services in dynamic ways. It has allowed businesses to cut costs, and allowed new players to emerge enabled by the scalability of shared services platforms. The private and public sector are constantly looking for ways to move core services to “the cloud” […]

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North Carolina

Free Bluegrass Concert

31 Jul , 2015  

Kicking Grass

If you live in Raleigh there is a free bluegrass concert on August 29th. Milner is hosting their first Concert on the Lawn that evening. Donations go to benefit the Loaves and Fishes After School Program. If you want additional details check out the Facebook event. Details will be added as they become available.


Minorities Need to Fear Congress, Not Trump

23 Jul , 2015  

Photo Courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons

Today the New Republic had an interesting article on the impact of Donald Trump’s candidacy among minority voters. While it is still far too early to accurately predict the Trump effect, it is clear he’s not stopping until he implodes. The fact that he has been able to continue his campaign in light of comments made about John McCain […]

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What is Occasional Theology

23 Jul , 2015  

Lee Sartain preaching at Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church

You may be asking a great: “What in the world is occasional theology?” A long and complex answer would discuss how Jesus and Paul practiced occasional theology–Jesus in his teachings and Paul in his writings to the churches of the Mediterranean Rim. They had well developed and consistent theology–they applied this theology as necessary to […]