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Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

The Dickens of a Fix

Michael Jinkins | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

Anyone who has attended an event on the challenges facing theological education these days has heard at least one application of a title or a line fro...

The Talk

Michael Jinkins | Posted 12.07.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Jinkins

For many parents these days, 'the talk' is about something rather different than 'the birds and the bees.' There's also 'the talk' about the dangers of being black, the necessity of saying 'yes, sir' to police officers and cooperating fully and immediately.

Two Simple Reasons to Give

Michael Jinkins | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

My daughter, Jessica, who sometimes just calls to share a joke with me, gave me a great cartoon from the New Yorker magazine a few years ago. I keep i...

The Danger of Values

Michael Jinkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Jinkins

The political danger of values has to do with a pretty pedestrian fact: Every thing or idea we value exists in relationship to other things and ideas we value. Sometimes these values will be in conflict with one another.

Why Tenure Matters

Michael Jinkins | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

The dramatic countryside of Northeastern Scotland along the craggy banks of the Don River, a wild stream that tumbles from the Highlands to the North ...

"Unwinding": The Power and Limitations of Story

Michael Jinkins | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

Many people seem to have lost confidence in the structures that previously gave meaning to and provided the organizing principles for social life, whether civic, educational or religious, political, legal or moral, and which communicated core values from one generation to another.

Prophetic Voices

Michael Jinkins | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

The prophetic voices at the heart of our faith speak not only of promises of God's blessings, but warnings of God's judgment. We would do well to heed them, too.

Outfoxing Hedgehogs

Michael Jinkins | Posted 04.24.2013 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

We don't have to treat matters of faith dully in order to preserve the complexities, let alone the mysteries, of faith and life. And we certainly don't have to dumb-down our presentation of the Gospel and of the Gospel's intersections with life in order to stimulate the interest of our audiences.