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TED Talks in United Methodist Life

TED Talks in United Methodist Life

TED Talks — the acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design — have found their way into United Methodist life. The talks influence preachers and are shown in a variety of church settings to spark discussion.
 
The talks are video-recorded in front of live audiences and shared worldwide through the Internet. They’re typically brief (about 18 minutes), anecdotal and focused on a single idea about which the speaker feels passionately.

Sculpture a “Salute” to Veterans

Sculpture a “Salute” to Veterans

“The OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA will allow us to reach more families and better serve Pike Township,” said Eric Ellsworth, CEO & President YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. “Having a clinic on site will allow us to serve veterans as well. The diversity in the area will be reflected in this new center, and we can’t wait to see all of the great programs in action!”
 

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Composing A Life

Life as an improvisational art, at every age. This idea animates the wise linguist and anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson, whose book Composing a Life has touched many. Since her childhood... read more >

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Voices on Silence From Fuller Studio

“In solitude and silence people become aware of what is actually occurring in their hearts—without incessant external stimuli, they discover who they are.” + L. Paul Jensen (PhD ’07), an adjunct... read more >

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Jesus is Woke; We Should be Too, An On Scripture Feature

by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis (Revelation 21:1-6). Jesus is Woke; We Should be Too, An On Scripture Feature a reflection by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis with a focus on Matthew 15:10-28 (Aug 20, 2017) On Scripture Video 

By bike, I’m learning to resist my temptation and ...

By bike, I’m learning to resist my temptation and ...

In her new book, “Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels,” the executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches writes about how bike riding transformed her relationship with her adopted city of Boston. [Read except on Faith & Leadership]

Five ways faith can reduce bullying and empower victims

Five ways faith can reduce bullying and empower victims

"Developing moral consciences: A separate international study of high school students found that moral disengagement, including vilifying the victim and absolving oneself of personal responsibility, was the most powerful risk factor for going online to repeatedly attack others."

Developing a moral conscience is just one of the things congregations can do to support young people in the community. [Read more on the ARDA website].

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Changes Today: Celebrating 500 Years of Protestant Reformation

Changes Today: Celebrating 500 Years of Protestant Reformation Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Organ Museum www.AbodeofChaos.org)

"The 500 year milestone brings up questions, "Why is mainline Protestant Christianity on the wane? What are Catholic-Protestant relations like today? Is there still such a thing as the “Protestant work ethic”? How do contemporary Protestants understand Luther’s record of misogyny and public anti-Semitism? And what of the Counter-Reformation, the Catholic reaction to Luther’s critiques? How are the changes that it brought felt in contemporary Catholicism?" [Read more from Religion Link a site for Journalists and Researchers]. 

Five Nationally Recognized Artists Invited to Propose a Sculpture for Fort Wayne, Indiana

Five Nationally Recognized Artists Invited to Propose a Sculpture for Fort Wayne, Indiana

Five nationally recognized artists were invited to propose a sculpture for the entrance to the future Promenade Park in Fort Wayne Indiana.
 

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Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

Study of the Torah   O God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — for generations now, our ancestors in the faith have...

ARDA GlobalPlus: Religion and Nationalistic Politics in India

One of the most important test cases of religious and political nationalism is unfolding in India, where a political...

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury...

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