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Cafe-Bar-Church: Seeking New Ways to Model Christ

Martin Luther was known to invite his students to his house, where he would serve homemade ale and engage in theological conversation. Reflecting that earthiness of faith is “Luther’s Table,”... read more >

Auburn Seeks Support for LGBT Anti-Discrimination Stance

Auburn Seeks Support for LGBT Anti-Discrimination Stance

Auburn Seminary's president is seeking signatures on a petition urging President Obama to sign an executive order guaranteeing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Religious organizations are lobbying for an exemption from laws protecting LGBT employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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The Role of Faith Communities in HIV Health

In the United States, the rate of HIV infections has stabilized in all age groups except young men aged 13 to 25. In that age group, there has been a... read more >

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Pope Francis Pursues Religious Reconciliation in the Holy Land

In May 2014, Pope Francis undertook a three-day visit to the Middle East, during which he met with both Israeli and Palestinian political leaders. His visit included leading several masses... read more >

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Seminary Students: Who Are the Best of the Best?

Because most seminaries and schools of theology are having trouble attracting enough students, Auburn Seminary engaged in a study of 261 students identified as the "best" by their respective schools... read more >

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Ministry Career Enrollments are Declining: 2013 Study

Current seminary enrollment patterns are complex, with the number of seminary students on the uptick during the 1990s but peaking in 2004. Since then, enrollment has stagnated. Meanwhile, nationwide, overall... read more >

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Increase Young Adult Participation in Your Faith Community

At a time when a growing number of young adults aged 18 to 34 are not connected with any religion, some congregations buck the trend. Research indicates that young adults are... read more >

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American Values Ambiguity Reflected at Catholic Colleges

Catholic Universities are engaged in the same questions about what it means to be a contemporary Catholic that are taking place in local parishes and around dinner tables. Georgetown University... read more >

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Ministering to many faiths — the art of multicultural pastoral care

Christian leaders are often called upon to provide pastoral care to people of other faiths. To help prepare future pastors, the Christian Hospitality and Pastoral Practices in a Multifaith Society... read more >

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Creating Seminary Alliances: Perspectives, Pitfalls and Possibilities

American seminaries have been facing increasing financial pressures as enrollment declines and costs increase. A number of struggling seminaries have sought to form alliances, but often find the obstacles too... read more >

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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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