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Social Media Use Among Young Clergy

Fifty percent of a small sample of young, wired clergy indicate that they use social media to provide pastoral care, 29 percent use social media to help them prepare for... read more >


To Be Gay and Called to Serve God

The Pittsburgh Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has consistently voted against the ordination of gay clergy. East Liberty and Eastminster Presbyterian churches sit just a couple blocks apart, but... read more >


How to Get Good Sociological Data on Religion from the Internet

Social scientists have long known that the Internet hosts a significant amount of religion-oriented information. With the maturation of information-mining strategies, it is now possible to use Internet-derived data to... read more >


President Obama, the Tea Party, Same-Sex Marriage and Politics

A survey by the Pew Research Center and the Pew Forum on Religion examined Americans’ attitudes toward a wide range of religion and public life topics. Two interesting findings of... read more >


The Catholic sexual abuse scandal

No matter how much individuals such as Cardinal Edward Egan, the archbishop emeritus of New York, would like to put the Catholic sexual abuse scandal behind them, outrage and defections... read more >


The challenges of Clergy Retirement

The religious community today faces a challenge in a continuing recession to meet the needs of older clergy while making room for younger leaders. In recent years, denominations have stepped... read more >

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Best Resources for Leadership Research

Among their many and varied talents, church leaders at all levels need to know how to communicate, manage, build organizations and motivate volunteers and church ministers. Insights Into Religion works with a variety of denominations and organizations to offer some of the best information, articles and resources available for church leaders who want to enhance their leadership skills.


The Path to Sainthood

Saints have been part of the Roman Catholic Church for centuries. In this 11-minute video news story, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly correspondent Kim Lawton explores the complex rules leading to... read more >


Evangelical Christian Concerns and the Presidential Election

In 2008, more than 40 percent of primary voters were evangelicals. With that in mind, Republican contenders for their party’s presidential nomination were courting religious Americans. In a brief interview... read more >


When Force is a Moral Necessity: The Failure in Rwanda and the Challenge of Libya

In his book Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, retired Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, who headed the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Rwanda in 1993-94, recounted... read more >





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

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