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Professional Blog for Theology School Deans

The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion supports teachers of religion and theology through meetings and workshops, grants, a journal and other resources. New among the... read more >

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Tools for an Effective Pastor Evaluation

At their best, clergy evaluations help to structure conversations about a congregation’s life and work, and the pastor’s role in relation to that work. The annual pastoral evaluation becomes, in... read more >

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How Do You Manage Information Overload In The Digital Age?

Is it possible to serve the church’s mission and still give your mind, body and soul a much-needed break from the seemingly unending flow of information? And when you are... read more >

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Mentoring Leaders

Leadership is not just about getting a task done. It is also a matter of mentoring people new to the task, which requires regularly scaling expectations to the background, experience... read more >

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Wise Stewards: The Roles and Responsibilities of Boards in Theological Education

This article from In Trust outlines the essential components of governance for governing boards of freestanding seminaries, advisory groups that oversee university-related theological schools, and boards assisting church authorities. "Wise... read more >

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WEBINAR: Becoming a Wise Steward

In this online, on-demand webinar, In Trust governance experts offer a framework for understanding the scope and character of wise governance, clarify the relationships among people who collaborate with the board... read more >

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A Celebration of Giving: Stewardship Strategies for Your Congregation

Celebrating generosity is an important part of congregational life. The Center for Congregations has offered workshops in the past for Indiana congregations interested in learning more about giving and stewardship... read more >

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Video Series on Theology School Governance

In challenging times, the responsibilities of serving on a seminary or theology school governance board are complex and difficult. To help orient new board members and reinforce perspectives and tools... read more >

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On the Vatican-Nun Controversy

Many U.S. Catholic nuns cite the Second Vatican Council as justification for adopting doctrines and practices at odds with official church teaching.  Pope John Paul II expressed criticism of that... read more >

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The Impact of Unrest on Syrian Interfaith Religious Life

For the last 30 years, Catholic priest Paolo Dall’Oglio has lived in a Syrian Christian settlement dating to the sixth century and has engaged in interfaith dialogue with the dominant... read more >

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Are There Guns in Your Church

Connie Peterson is an accountant whose work requires a calculator, not a weapon. But she doesn’t go anywhere without...

6/10 Religiously Unaffiliated Americans are Athiest, Agnostic or “Nothing in Particular”

"A growing share of Americans are religiously unaffiliated. We recently asked a representative sample of more...

Art and Music Helping To Survive The Worst

“How do we survive when the worst happens? What are the mechanisms?” For Joe Carter, one answer was in spirituals —...

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