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Voices in the Wilderness

by Rev. Dr. Shively T. J. Smith (Matthew 3:1-12)


Revelation of Light

by Lisa Sharon Harper (Luke 2:1-14, John 1: 1-14)


The Five Most Common Mistakes in Preaching

In the pew, in the pulpit, and in the world, there is a hunger for high-quality, effective preaching. The information on this page and links below explore, from the method... read more >


Preaching Mistakes

In this video series by the Academy of Preaching and Celebration, five common preaching mistakes are addressed. ... read more >


Online facilitator training course videos available

Based on the Pastoral Excellence Network’s very successful two-day training, "Peer power: Cultivating Clergy Communities of Practice," the recordings of this three-session training held in the fall of 2016  provide... read more >


Denominational Leadership program

People of all denominations who are transitioning into executive-level positions within denominational governing bodies or who have been in their role fewer than three years are welcome to apply for... read more >


On Being Studio launches new podcast

The On Being studios has launched a new podcast, "Being Wise." The show, hosted by Krista Tippett, is described as an "inquiry into the mystery and art of living." Subscribe... read more >


On Branding Your Church

The notion that churches need to brand themselves the same way a soft drink or shoe is branded has been encouraged recently by research showing that brand identification can provide... read more >


Seminary Growth Sets New Records

When the Association of Theological Schools released a report on enrollment trends over the last five years, the headline was a bit surprising. The report, “Seminaries set six enrollment records,” described... read more >


Practical Advice on the Challenges of Prophetic Leadership

As the long-serving pastor of Harlem’s famous Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Rev. Calvin O. Butts co-founded the Abyssinian Development Corporation, which has created $600 million in affordable housing, businesses and... read more >





Explorer of the Universe, Stephen Hawkings Dies

  "Unlike me, Prof. Hawking did his best to stare into the far reaches of the universe. If anyone could have...

Philanthropy That Thinks Deeply About Rural Community

Based in Indianapolis, the Lilly Endowment is perhaps best known for its grants to strengthen pastoral leaders and...

Grappling with Questions of Belonging, Unity, and Faith

Years ago, against the advice of colleagues, Amanda Parrish Morgan taught Marilynne Robinson's debut novel,...


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