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I’ve posted about my Seminary experience on here a few times, and while it always gets a positive reception, revealing that you went to Seminary and what you learned there can bring out some pretty weird comments. People think of Seminaries, along with the inner workings of the Church, as…

Here in the U.S., health officials have had one major concern since about March, when COVID vaccines became available to the public: not enough people are getting vaccinated. The strategy, from the moment vaccines became available, was to get as many people vaccinated as possible, giving the virus fewer places…

Religion is a major force is virtually every culture in the world. Even countries that are largely non-religious, like China, still have a long history with religion and a large number of faiths and believers. “Religion” can be an incredibly broad term, as the many religions of the world are…

The statistics are clear: young people are leaving the Church. Anxiety about the Dying Church has consumed discourse in most mainline liberal protestant denominations, especially in the seminaries, where the next generation of Christian Leaders are being educated. Research says they’re right to be worried: Pew shows a steady decline…

I have a confession: I love Halloween. I love horror, whether its movies, books, games, podcasts, anything. I just love to hear a good yarn that puts a tingle down my spine. When I used to write about pop culture and Tabletop Games, horror was a constant topic. What really…

This was something I heard frequently in Seminary, that the Church, at least in America and Europe, was dying. This was a challenging thing to hear going into that Church, but it was based on solid data. The Pew Forum shows that younger generations are increasingly uninterested in the Church…

One thing that was somewhat opaque at the start of my Seminary journey was the actual process of becoming a Pastor. I had a Pastor I looked up to explain it all to me before I even applied to anything, but a lot of people go in fairly blind. Besides…

The story of the Exodus is one of the best-known stories of the Hebrew Bible. It’s a foundational tale for the Jewish people, and the images and promises it makes to God’s people remain vital for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Key figures in the story, especially Moses and Aaron, have…

Michael A Gold

Michael writes about history, religion, and the Bible. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and Netflix account.

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