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Philanthropy in the Black Church

Members of historically Black churches who give generously to their congregation rank spiritual support for their everyday lives as the most important thing they want from their church. Surprisingly, social... read more >

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Helping Theology Students Understand Their "Calling"

While college students are interested in discovering a career, they also search for meaning. The Program for the Theological Exploration of Vocation helps church-related colleges and universities engage students in... 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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Singing as a Christian Practice

There is something about human beings that needs to make music. Much is shared in the act of singing that goes beyond the words and melody alone. What and how... read more >

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Dying Well

For many people, death is a frightening prospect. The exploration of this spiritual practice, teaches about facing death in ourselves and others while embracing both lament and hope. In doing... read more >

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Healing as a Christian Practice

Healing practices are daily signs of divine mercy. These acts may be as simple as sharing a pot of chicken soup, as complex as the performance of delicate surgery or... read more >

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Practicing Forgiveness

Almost all of us yearn for resolution to conflicts, but, even if we understand that forgiveness is the right response, at times we don't want it. The goal of this... read more >

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The Practice of Shaping Healthy Communities

In order for our lives to flourish, we must decide how we assemble together. The questions of how we divide life's basic goods and how we will record our history... read more >

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The Spiritual Practice of Discernment

What does God want us to do? What decisions make us cry out for guidance? Discernment is the intentional practice by which a community or an individual can learn to... read more >

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Testimony as a Christian Practice

This spiritual practice is a deeply shared experience between witnesses who testify to the truth and others who receive and evaluate that testimony. It is a necessary discipline for congregational... 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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