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George Mason on a Pastoral Residency Program to Foster a Successful Transition into Ministry

George Mason of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, describes the mutual benefits to new clergy and congregation of a residency program in which his colleagues on the staff and the congregation offer new seminary graduates the opportunity to gain experience in full-time ministry in a supportive "teaching church" environment.

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Explorer of the Universe, Stephen Hawkings Dies

  "Unlike me, Prof. Hawking did his best to stare into the far reaches of the universe. If anyone could have...

Philanthropy That Thinks Deeply About Rural Community

Based in Indianapolis, the Lilly Endowment is perhaps best known for its grants to strengthen pastoral leaders and...

Grappling with Questions of Belonging, Unity, and Faith

Years ago, against the advice of colleagues, Amanda Parrish Morgan taught Marilynne Robinson's debut novel,...


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