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Alban Institute Blogs Offer Opportunities to Explore Ministry

The Alban Institute, a major resource for American congregations facing the challenges of a changing society, hosts several blogs that offer you an opportunity to join conversations on current topics,... read more >

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Christian Practices: An Introduction

Through everyday activities– for example, resting, bathing, and caring for those who suffer – we cultivate openness and responsiveness to others, to the created world, and to God. These humble... read more >

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Christian Practices Philosophy and Pedagogy

A life of faith is formed by how people choose to conduct themselves. This essay explores the philosophy of Christian practices, the practice of engaging Christian virtues as a way... read more >

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Faith Practices Anthology

Eight essays report on the experience of encouraging Faith Practices in church settings. Subjects include forgiveness, healing, honoring the body, hospitality, household economics, keeping Sabbath, saying yes and no, and... read more >

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Discover Way to Live for Teens

Designed to complement the book “Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens.” this website explores the Christian faith by topic. Topic include: bodies, food, creativity, play, truth, friends, forgiveness, grieving,... read more >

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Introducing a Theology of Articulation

The Theology of Articulation requires testimony, community and authenticity as it seeks to put words to the experience of incarnation in the daily lives of suffering people. The concept grew... read more >

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Exploring New Ways to Imagine God

Seeing a woman in the pulpit challenges assumptions people have about the categories of minister and woman. Those churches most able to support female leaders use a variety of images... read more >

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The Hierarchy of Holiness

The contemporary Western world has difficulty thinking well of hierarchy, but in the Eastern Orthodox Church hierarchy has maintained a sense of divinity. The Russian Orthodox theologian Vladimir Lossky thought... read more >

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Economic Recession and Christian Redemption

The current downturn in the U.S. economy is affecting most Christian congregations. Clergy must strike a balance between offering spiritual comfort and providing practical help. This article explores how clergy... read more >

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The Role of Grants in Churches

As Sunday offerings decline because of the recession, church leaders might consider grants to replace lost resources. Granting agencies want to see their money spent to help the broader community... read more >

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Franklin College Master's Program Gift

"A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in...

Working Hands

The Work of the Hands by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros ... It’s with open hands that we welcome the stranger, open up...

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...

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