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The Problem with Lay Pastors

Thousands of U.S. mainline Protestant congregations cannot pay the minimum salaries denominations mandate for full-time professional leaders. Trained lay pastors frequently fill the gap. Lay pastors are also functioning as... read more >

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Non-Seminary-Trained Pastors Add Problems to Protestantism

Identifying the real value of seminary-educated clergy has become a focus of attention as mainline denominations increasingly use non-seminary-trained, “commissioned” clergy to fill small church pulpits and do other, typically... read more >

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Egypt’s Revolution: First Anniversary

One year after the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the nation’s lower house was sworn in. Some three-quarters of the representatives are members of just two Islamist organizations, the Muslim Brotherhood and... read more >

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A Journalist's Guide to Religion and Politics

The link between religion and politics reflects the tension between church and state and frequently occasions intense public debate, especially during elections. Keen observers can see in those debates indications... read more >

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Mormonism In The Political Arena

Mitt Romney’s pursuit of the Republican nomination for U.S. president in 2012 pushed Mormonism into the public square. Pew Forum surveys from 2011 and 2012 provide comparisons of the American... read more >

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The Evangelical Vote, 2012

While some evangelical leaders express concern about “promoting” Mormonism by supporting Mitt Romney, he seeks to downplay the particulars of his faith, and many rank-and-file evangelicals say they are not... read more >

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Debating Religious Liberty

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, a cutting-edge religion news and analysis program, interviewed a range of authorities about the Catholic “Fortnight for Freedom,” a campaign of the U.S. Catholic bishops to... read more >

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The Southern Baptist Convention’s First African American President

In June 2012, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) elected the Rev. Fred Luter Jr. to be its first African American president. That is surprising to some observers because the SBC... read more >

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The Young Clergy Women Project

Since 2006, clergywomen under the age of 40 have been collaborating online to discern and meet the needs of their nearly 600 members. In a case study for the New... read more >

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Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Crisis

Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, discusses the interfaith landscape in the United States after 9/11, stresses the promise and genius of America located in its ability... read more >

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Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

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