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Faith is a transformation, not a list of rules

Lists of dos and don’ts, even if biblically derived, are only moralistic. While they may manage behavior, they don’t lead to conversions of heart from a worldly to a spiritual... read more >

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Become a church anthropologist with free e-book

When we attend a worship service at a church other than our own, we are present there not just as a parishioner but also as an anthropoligist, an observer of... read more >

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Exiles from Eden: A Lilly Fellows Program Blog

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts seeks to strengthen the quality and shape the character of church-related institutions of higher learning. The program’s blog, Exiles from Eden,... read more >

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Strategic Financial Planning Tool for Senior Seminary Management

In Trust, a member organization of North American schools of theological education that seeks to promote effective boards and governance, has developed a planning tool to help senior administrators and... read more >

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Why Formation of Church Laity is Important

Bishop Joseph A. Galante began his tenure at the Catholic Diocese of Camden, N.J., by hosting 140 “speak up” sessions over 15 months to hear from parishioners about their primary... read more >

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Creating a vibrant youth ministry

The context and strategies for communicating the faith have changed dramatically through the centuries. Since the early 20th century, churches have engaged young adults as youth ministers. Being young adults,... read more >

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Wired Faith for the Real World

What does it mean to equip seminarians to proclaim the Gospel to the world? At Abilene Christian University it includes putting the world at students’ fingertips through a commitment to... read more >

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The link between religion and video games

Multiplayer video games are not just a means of self-expression; they require obedience to rules “in order to advance toward a greater transcendence of the mundane world.” In that way,... read more >

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Discern Your Vocation: Listen to God to find your purpose

As a Christian, you are called to listen carefully to God, yourself and the cries of a world in need as you discern your purpose, says Jennifer Haworth, spiritual director... read more >

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Study: Seeing Jesus as Teacher in the Curriculum of Life

Christians are called to be disciples, or students, of Jesus Christ. Discipleship is study, a lifelong practice of learning and unlearning that draws upon knowledge that is available to us... read more >

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Rose and Cal promote shared joy with religious humor across traditions

The first Ahead of the Trend in 2019 celebrates two couples who have never given up hope that understanding can make...

Disruption, Death and the Old Testament

The Old Testament has its roots in two great disruptions: the collapse of the Late Bronze Age geopolitical system and...

Great Faith Hand in Hand with Great Sleep, Says Study

 A strong faith could be the key to a good night’s sleep, according to a study released this week in the Journal...

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