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Leadership is Often Seeing Opportunity in Crisis

In the fall of 1793 Philadelphia was in the throes of a Yellow Fever epidemic that ultimately killed 5,000 residents. Richard Allen, minister, educator, and founder of the African Methodist... read more >

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How Mission Trips Are Maturing

For the last 20 years, many churches have sent members overseas on short-term projects that met the interests of Americans to get first-hand experience in mission work. Today individuals, churches,... read more >

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Focusing the Mission

The Mount Pisgah Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, has a long history of international mission work and ministry support. In recent years, they have been working at becoming more focused and... read more >

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Renewal Through A Ministry of Relationships

The Presbyterian Church’s Philadelphia Presbytery has been adapting the Book of Order to create new openness to ways of being the church. The model is no longer “how do churches... read more >

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Thoughts on Post-Colonial Mission Partnerships with Africa - Video

In an interview conducted during his visit to Duke Divinity School in December, 2008, AME Bishop Paul J. M. Kawimbe offered his thoughts on a post-colonial model for global missions.... read more >

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Empowering Local Communities

In an interview with John M. Perkins, founder of the Christian Community Development Association and the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development in Jackson, Mississippi, Mr. Perkins discusses... read more >

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The Role of Institutions in Mediating Salvation

In contemporary society, people experience a sense of ambivalence about institutions. Recognizing the good institutions do, some people pray that God will save and preserve institutions. Other people, realizing how... read more >

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Context, Culture and Clergy Satisfaction

The authors of this study posit two types of church communities: expressive local, and instrumental cosmopolitan. Expressive local congregations are defined as places where the well-being that comes from living... read more >

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Staying Positive After Disaster: Haiti's Bishop Jean Zache Duracin

Staying Positive After Disaster Haiti's Bishop Jean Zache Duracin Lilly Foundation Insights Into Religion News Storm Hurricane Earthquake

Just days after the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Bishop Jean Zache Duracin, of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, shared his experience and the silver linings that have come from the tragedy.

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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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