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A Piano for Christmas

A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year come up with some of the most potent and memorable TV commercials for the holiday season.

It’s a two-minute epic called simply “The Boy and the Piano,” and it’s something to see. [Watch Now].

Can Religion Unite America?

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of Religion also feels religion can unite us. Gushee, like the thousands of progressive, largely Christian religious leaders and thinkers who gathered in Denver, continues to believe not only that religion can bring us together, but also that its potential to heal has never been more needed.

Talking About Racisim in Churchs

Talking About Racisim in Churchs

Christians engaged in anti-racism work risk becoming bitter toward the church. In my speaking and travels, people often ask me, “How do you talk about racism without becoming bitter?”

Or they ask a similar question from a different angle: “How do you maintain hope in the midst of so much evil?”

There’s no easy answer. [Read more from Religion News Service].

Science and Religion - Wars and Myths

Science and Religion - Wars and Myths


Nancey Murphy, senior professor of Christian philosophy, explains why faith and science are not mutually exclusive concepts ... [Listen now].

Eugene Peterson: 7 Thoughts on Christian Living

Eugene Peterson: 7 Thoughts on Christian Living


Jana Reiss spent some time revisiting passages from Eugene Peterson's books that she's marked through the years as meaningful. Here are seven favorites.

Resurrection starts with grace
“Nothing and no one is a mere object, a thing that we can ignore or dispose of as we like ...  [More from Religion News Service]:

The Church of the Brethren has received a grant of $994,683

The Church of the Brethren has received a grant of $994,683

The Church of the Brethren has received a grant of $994,683 to help establish its Part-Time Pastor; Full-Time Church program. It is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as mentors and guide them through key leadership challenges in congregational ministry.

The Endowment is making nearly $70 million in grants through the Thriving in Ministry initiative.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists for 2018

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists for 2018

Eight of the county’s most accomplished and philanthropic teens are in the running for a full-ride scholarship.

The Hancock County Community Foundation recently announced the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship finalists for 2018.

2018 Walter Wink Award for Scholar-Activism

2018 Walter Wink Award for Scholar-Activism

A feminist, Christian social ethicist and Professor of Religious Studies at Elon University, Dr. Peters is a leading voice in the current scholarly conversation about reproductive justice, one of the most pressing moral issues of our time.

Grand View University receives $1 million Lilly Endowment Grant

Grand View University receives $1 million Lilly Endowment Grant

Grand View University received a nearly $1 million grant to establish a program that supports rural religious leaders, the organization announced October, 2018. Lilly Endowment Inc., an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation, awarded Grand View $996,038. The grant is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry initiative that supports religious organizations across the nation. [Read more].

The Freedom of Real Apologies from On Being

The Freedom of Real Apologies from On Being

"Layli Long Soldier is a writer, a mother, a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. She has a way of opening up this part of her life, and of American life, to inspire self-searching and tenderness. Her award-winning first book of poetry, WHEREAS, is a response to the U.S. government’s official apology to Native peoples in 2009, which was done so quietly, with no ceremony, that it was practically a secret. " [Read more or Listen now].

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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...

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