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Teaching Christians to Be Leaders in the World

When he was president of Duke Divinity School, Greg Jones created an initiative to reach, equip and provide ongoing resources for current and future institutional leaders in the church. In... read more >

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A Conversation with Christian Smith on Youth

The National Study of Youth and Religion revealed that teens are more like their parents than popular media and common stereotypes suggest. What parents do matters to their teens; what... read more >

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Why Teens Choose Church

It used to be that when children were raised in a faith tradition they grew into its wisdom as they matured. Now, many teens choose their religion. And they do... read more >

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How American Teens Experience Life

An exploration of teens across racial and ethnic lines produces interesting insights. African-American and Hispanic teens were closer to their parents than Euro-American and Asian-American teens, and were more likely... read more >

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An Overview of American Mainline Protestantism

For decades, Mainline Protestant pastors and institutions shaped the educational, social and cultural life of the United States. But a variety of demographic changes have led to the decline of... read more >

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Re-traditioned Mainline Protestant Churches

Spiritual hunger and cultural restlessness are changing mainline Protestant church attendees. Some churches are responding by “re-traditioning:” re-appropriating denominational and historic Christian forms of faith and practice and investing them... read more >

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I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Catholic Parishes

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. is a pastoral development program designed to take place within Catholic parishes that help clergy and lay leaders work as a team. Fostering truly collaborative processes, the program creates... read more >

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The State of Hispanic Christianity in the U.S

Most Hispanics who move away from Roman Catholicism are unaffiliated with any religious tradition. This is especially true for Hispanic youth and new immigrants. Since 40 percent of U.S. Hispanics... read more >

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Clergy Salaries: Market and Mission

Historically, clergy salaries have ranged anywhere from the clergy and laity shared all resources, to where clergy were land-holding nobility. Today the market-driven professional model predominates. This Methodist clergy salary... read more >

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Congregational Life in the Developing World

One hundred years ago, 80 percent of Christians were either Europeans or North Americans. Today, they make up only 40 percent, with the remaining 60 percent coming from Asia, Africa... read more >

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Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

$2 Miilion for Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has received a grant of $2 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s...

Answering A Call For Help

Anyone who belongs to a large, extended family network that includes people living in poverty knows about that phone...

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