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Intentional Spiritual Communities for the Emerging Elderly

By 2027, 78 million Americans will reach retirement age. Gerontologists are raising questions about how the U.S. will be able to effectively and qualitatively meet the medical, emotional, social and... read more >

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Gay Marriage Divides the Methodist Church

Since 1972, the Methodist Church's Book of Discipline has held that homosexual practice is "incompatible with Christian teaching," and forbids Methodist clergy from performing same-sex marriages. Nevertheless, same-sex marriages have... read more >

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Twitter, facebook, and Getting your church online

Social media can seem overwhelming, especially to faith community leaders and members who are not familiar with the internet and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. However, social media... read more >

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Using innovative tradition to take worship outside the church doors

"We get caught up in the trap of thinking worship is isolated from the rest of the world, forgetting that Jesus carried out his ministry in the streets," says the... read more >

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When worshipers don't settle down: Adapting to Transients

Increasingly far-flung work and lifestyle opportunities are producing many Americans who not only do not have deep roots in any community, but may never grow them. However many still desire... read more >

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Five ways to keep the faith in a diverse community

How does your faith community support diversity? The Association of Theological Schools executive director Daniel Aleshire outlines five key practices that help establish and sustain diversity in any type of community,... read more >

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Fostering faith all week long

Christian educators need to lead people beyond “random acts of kindness” into shared patterns of life informed by the deep insights of our tradition, and beyond privatized spirituality into thoughtful... read more >

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Making Good Pastors Better

In 2012, Christian Theological Seminary launched the Center for Pastoral Excellence, an initiative to support the next generation of church leaders through a range of programs addressing “the long arc... read more >

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Keys to a Thriving Black Church

How can the black church thrive into the next century? The African American Lectionary, an organization that provides resources, perspective and support for historically black churches in the United States,... read more >

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International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The...

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B)...

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