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Gift Giving Surpases $410 Billion This Year

Gift Giving Surpases $410 Billion This Year

"Giving to tax-exempt organizations in the United States last year grew by more than 5 percent to $410.02 billion – eclipsing $400 billion for the first time ever – riding a wave of a strong stock market and the philanthropic response to a series of natural disasters.

What would you do if you thought you only had a few months left to live?

What would you do if you thought you only had a few months left to live?

What would you do if you thought you only had a few months left to live? For Mark Zabawa, the answer was easy: chase tornadoes. In “The Last Storm,” the new Op-Doc by director Liam Saint-Pierre, Mark teams up with his young friend Mike to go zigzagging across the Midwest in a boisterous search for tornado sightings, the weather enthusiast’s holy grail.

How Change Happens, In Generational Time

How Change Happens, In Generational Time

“Our discomfort and our grappling is not a sign of failure. It’s a sign that we’re living at the edge of our imaginations.” –America Ferrera

Listen to On Being with America Ferrera and John Paul Lederach

America Ferrara On Being Audio Video Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Grants

ARDA Longitudinal Religious Congregations and Membership File, 1980-2010 with Estimates for Missing Data

ARDA Longitudinal Religious Congregations and Membership File, 1980-2010 with Estimates for Missing Data

"This dataset is a longitudinal version of the Churches and Church Membership in the United States studies from 1980 and 1990, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Studies from 2000 and 2010. It contains the adherent and congregation counts of 302 religious groups that participated in at least one of the 1980-2010 data collections. 

Do you need time to reflect and gain perspective on your ministry?

Do you need time to reflect and gain perspective on your ministry?

The Reflective Leadership Grant program offers lay and ordained Christian leaders up to $15,000 to step away from their current work to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. [More details]

Reflective Leadership Grants offer Christian leaders Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Grants

Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough

Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough

"I was keenly aware that I didn’t have any of it. In and of myself, I had nothing adequate for what was facing us at the time. I had only the faithfulness of Jesus Christ."

Reimagining the Role of the Preacher as Teacher for Today

Reimagining the Role of the Preacher as Teacher for Today

Dates & Time: 
Jun 16, 2018

June 16, 2018: Dr. Richard Voelz to keynote event for UPSem Alumni at 2018 United Methodist Conference, Hampton, VA [Details].

Dr. Richard Voelz will serve as the keynote speaker at a luncheon event for Union Presbyterian Seminary alumni attending the 2018 Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in Virginia.  The conference will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia.

Location: 
Hampton Roads Convention Center 1610 Coliseum Drive Hampton, Virginia 23666 United States (757) 315-1610 804-278-4245

Is There Room at the Table?

Is There Room at the Table?

“How can we be a place of support and encouragement? How can we incorporate the gifts and wisdom of the special needs community into our churches? How can your church welcome families, children, teens, and adults with special needs?” - Fuller Arizona reflected on these questions at “Is There Room at the Table?” a conference on theology, ministry, and disability

Navigate the Space Between Health and Trauma from Fuller Voices

Navigate the Space Between Health and Trauma from Fuller Voices

"Whether facing physical limitations on a 500-mile pilgrimage or navigating the traumas of patrolling a city block, how can we cultivate health and resilience? And what could that mean theologically? The following voices explore the intersection of health and theology from vastly different perspectives—and share their hard-won insights along the way." [Watch Now].

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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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