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The work and life of Pope Benedict XVI

A theologian and scholar by training, former Pope Benedict XVI has long been a writer of best-sellers, speeches and homilies that may turn out to be as important to interpreting... read more >

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Improving Organization in the Church

Four respected clergy from historically black churches in the United States offer ideas on how to improve the organizational depth and breadth of African-American congregations. Hosted on the African American... read more >

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Self-assessing your organization—why it matters

North American schools of theology can benefit greatly from regular self-assessment. Schools accredited by the Association of Theological Schools are expected to do so. When boards attend to their own performance,... read more >

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Shared Governance: An Institutional Game-Changer

Suspicion of shared governance runs deep in theological schools; as a consequence, faculty and administrators fail to understand the internal dynamics and external forces that affect the other’s decision-making processes.... read more >

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The importance of Leading (and collaborating) effectively

It is frequently noted in material on seminary leadership that the president and board chairman need to form an effective, mutually respectful relationship. The same can be said for all... read more >

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Managing change by keeping your eye on the goal

The replacement of existing policies, cultures or even products with emerging alternatives is difficult for any organization. Key to managing the resulting, if temporary, disruption without attempting to prevent innovation... read more >

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Women priests challenge Catholic history, church laws

In 2002, seven women were ordained as priests by a male bishop in Europe as an act of defiance against the Catholic conviction that divine law forbids the priesthood to... read more >

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Vatican II: Looking Back Can Help Us Move Forward

Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council out of a conviction that the Catholic Church needed to recognize that the world is not a hostile place and the church... read more >

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Theological education rebounds, but fewer students enroll

As some seminaries consolidate and others close, new schools are opening alongside new degree programs and a rise in online education.

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Faith and Politics — Why it Matters

In a 2010 speech, Rick Santorum offered his views of religion, the moral life and how faith informs his political decision-making. Watch excerpts from his speech in a 3½-minute video... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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