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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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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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Encouraging Judicatory Self-Transformation

Caught in the middle of changes in how judicatories and congregations understand their relationship, middle judicatories increasingly have to transform themselves from enforcers of denominational policies into providers of congregational... read more >

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Lilly Fellows Program Regional Conference Grants

Lilly Fellows Program regional conferences and workshops provide opportunities to examine topics of special significance to faculty, administrators, and students at a particular institution or group of institutions; or, matters... read more >

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Lilly Fellows Program Network Exchange Program Grants

Lilly Fellows Program Network Exchange Program grants are designed to allow Network member institutions to showcase distinctive aspects of their school that highlight the Christian, or church-related, characteristics of their... read more >

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Faculty Risk Losing Professional Autonomy

The 1915 Declaration of Principles of the American Association of University Professors proposed a social contract featuring a high degree of professional autonomy in return for a commitment to self-regulation... read more >

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Ten Basic Board Responsibilities

BoardSource, an organization dedicated to building exceptional nonprofit boards, has produced 10 short videos, each explaining one of the basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board. Topics include “Hire the Chief... read more >

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Strategic planning keeps congregations focused on mission

Strategic planning is “a structured conversation about what a group of people believe God calls them to be or to do," write Gil Rendle and Alice Mann in their book,... read more >

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Strategic Choices for Theological Schools: The Big Picture

What steps do struggling theological schools need to take to become superstars? What do these schools need to do to maintain their health? Strategic planning has become standard practice in... read more >

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

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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