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On Branding Your Church

The notion that churches need to brand themselves the same way a soft drink or shoe is branded has been encouraged recently by research showing that brand identification can provide... read more >

Seminary Growth Sets New Records

Seminary Growth Sets New Records

When the Association of Theological Schools released a report on enrollment trends over the last five years, the headline was a bit surprising. The report, Seminaries set six enrollment records,” described growth trends, including a record number of professional master’s degree students.

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Resources in the Debate Over Assisted Suicide

Is it ethical for a person with a terminal illness to take his or her own life? Recent (2013) studies suggest Americans are fairly evenly split on the question, with... read more >

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How Faith Communities Address Mental Illness

After Matthew Warren, son of Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren, committed suicide in the spring of 2013, Rick and his wife Kay teamed up with the Roman Catholic Diocese of... read more >

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Preaching reflections on Freddie Gray and Baltimore - An ON Scripture Special Feature

In light of recent events in Baltimore, several of our ON Scripture writers took a few moments to reflect upon what they would/will be preaching as the events continue to unfold. To join the conversation, follow us on Twitter at #onscripture.

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An Innovative Systems Approach to Eliminating Homelessness

While most agencies trying to end homelessness focus on programs, Community Solutions focuses on a process. The brainchild of Rosanne Haggerty, founder of New York City’s Common Ground, a nonprofit... read more >

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Ministers Without Master’s Degrees a Growing Trend

Until 1997, the PC(USA) had always mandated post-baccalaureate education for clergy, but the denomination found itself having to adapt to changing conditions. So, in 1997 church leaders created the “commissioned... read more >

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Strategies to Improve Hispanic/Latino Church Leadership

Today, 17 percent of the U.S. population is Hispanic and more than 2 million Hispanic/Latino students are enrolled in U.S. colleges. To serve the religious needs of the Hispanic population,... read more >

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Relationship Across Rupture

On Being with Sally Kohn & Erick Erickson, “Relationship Across Rupture”Two lightning-rod figures on...

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant to help establish the CBF Thriving in Ministry...

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...

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