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Letters to the Editors

Why Pastors Leave Church Dear Sirs: Why did Barbara Brown Taylor leave a parish pulpit to fill an endowed chair at a Georgia college, teaching in the religion department? The Reverend Dr. Douglas Brouwer in his review of Taylor's memoir Leaving Church writes wistfully of losing such an excellent preacher from the parish. He offers several cogent answers but misses the main reason Taylor no longer is a parish preacher. She adamantly wants to preach on topics forbidden in local…