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Changes Today: Celebrating 500 Years of Protestant Reformation Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Organ Museum www.AbodeofChaos.org)

"The 500 year milestone brings up questions, "Why is mainline Protestant Christianity on the wane? What are Catholic-Protestant relations like today? Is there still such a thing as the “Protestant work ethic”? How do contemporary Protestants understand Luther’s record of misogyny and public anti-Semitism? And what of the Counter-Reformation, the Catholic reaction to Luther’s critiques? How are the changes that it brought felt in contemporary Catholicism?" [Read more from Religion Link a site for Journalists and Researchers]. 

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Prevailing culture often casts teenagers as alienated from religion, if not downright hostile to it. To believe some movie depictions, teenagers are rebellious Pagans-in-the-making, more interested in witchcraft than mission trips. But a four-year national study of youth and religion arrives at a different conclusion.  The study, which included interviews with more than 3,000 U.S. teenagers, finds that a majority of today’s young people see religion as a positive influence on their lives and the lives of their community. Moreover, they have no desire to cast off the faith of their upbringing.

Caring For The Rural Church Family Adults Children Studying Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

The population drain that has plagued farm communities might also embolden them to develop a new kind of leadership.

Transition Into Ministry Program Helps New Ministers Flourish Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Pastor Preaching

Moving from seminary to first assignment at a congregation is always a challenge for a new pastor, but it’s even more so today. Helping young graduates become confident and effective is the goal of the Transition into Ministry program.

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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