Donald Shriver Jr., an ethicist, a former president of New York’s Union Theological Seminary and a Century editor at large, has won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Semi nary and the University of Louis ville. Shriver received the $200,000 prize for his 2005 book Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds (Oxford). A Presbyterian, Shriver believes that the U.S. government must address its past errors—particularly its past mistreatment of African Americans and Native Americans—before the country can move forward, as Germany did after World War II and South Africa did after apartheid, according to a news announcement of the prize. Shriver, author of 35 books, was president of Union Theological Seminary from 1975 to 1991.
Robert A. Schuller, the son and successor of Crystal Cathedral founder Robert H. Schuller, resigned as senior pastor of the Garden Grove, California, congregation after being told by the board in October that he must share sermon duties with guest preachers in the venerable Hour of Power televised service. Differing with his father over their visions for the TV ministry, the younger Schuller—like his father a Reformed Church in America minister—has been exploring other opportunities, said RCA officials. Some two dozen pastors have been lined up to preach in the glass-walled church.