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The Necessary Creative Tension Between Change and Tradition

Jaroslav Pelikan wrote, "Tradition is the living faith of the dead; traditionalism is the dead faith of the living." People who bear a tradition are called to be relentlessly innovative... read more >

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Conversation-Starting Questions about National Clergy Study Findings

The Pulpit & Pew Project surveyed over 2,500 clergy across the nation in 2001 in an effort to provide a comprehensive profile of America’s religious leaders that could be meaningfully... read more >

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Why Ministers are Leaving Local Church Ministry

A 2002 survey questioned Christian clergy who have left the ministry. The study, conducted across five Protestant denominations, yielded some interesting information. It turns out former pastors are not much... read more >

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What Search Committees Want

Are you a male, under 40 years old, and married to a nonworking woman who volunteers on church committees? If so, churches are looking for you to lead their congregation.... read more >

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Taking The Lead On Good Governance

Taking The Lead On Good Governance best practices Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Grants

Are there better ways to run congregational boards? One consultant offers up best practices.

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Promoting Congregational Vitality

All congregations have strengths, but not in all the same areas. And when congregations focus on using their strengths effectively, they become even stronger. An understanding of a congregation’s strengths... read more >

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In Trust blog for Seminary Leaders

The In Trust Blog, published by the In Trust Center for Theological Schools, provides news and comment for leaders in theological education, and offers a forum for sharing perspectives and learning.  ... read more >

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In Trust Magazine for Seminary Leaders

In Trust Center for Theological Schools offers free access to articles published in In Trust magazine. In the January 2014 issue, the In Trust Center president, Rick Bliese, reflects on... read more >

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In Trust’s Guide to Helpful Seminary Governance Websites

Here is a helpful guide to websites of special interest to board members and other leaders in theological education. Screened and maintained by In Trust, these are links to organizations... read more >

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Seminary Governance Resources

The In Trust Center for Theological Schools offers a collection of carefully selected articles from a variety of sources that shed light and provide guidance on senior-level seminary government. Culled... read more >

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

Study of the Torah   O God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — for generations now, our ancestors in the faith have...

ARDA GlobalPlus: Religion and Nationalistic Politics in India

One of the most important test cases of religious and political nationalism is unfolding in India, where a political...

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury...

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