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John 2:1-11 Reflection by Reverend Dr. Alvin O'Neal Jackson

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Theological education rebounds, but fewer students enroll

As some seminaries consolidate and others close, new schools are opening alongside new degree programs and a rise in online education.

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Faith and Politics — Why it Matters

In a 2010 speech, Rick Santorum offered his views of religion, the moral life and how faith informs his political decision-making. Watch excerpts from his speech in a 3½-minute video... read more >

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Churches and the Mentally Ill

One out of 10 people will experience a severe and persistent mental illness at some point in life. During the last 15 years, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Atlanta has... read more >

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Using Power for Good: Turning Ideas into Missions

In 1981, Keith and Darlene Wasserman opened their home to a person in need. Today, they run Good Works Inc., a ministry that helps homeless people transition to more stable... read more >

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The ARDA YouTube Channel

The Association of Religion Data Archives, a repository for quality data on religion, has a YouTube channel featuring videos from a range of Christian and non-Christian faith traditions. Varying in... read more >

Study on Internet Use in Congregations

Study on Internet Use in Congregations

Internet technologies are being used by a large number of American congregations, and those that do not use these technologies are likely to be perceived as out of sync. This is one of the findings explained in a Faith Communities Today report, "Virtually Religious: Technology and Internet Use in American Congregations." FACT has released the analysis to help congregations understand how Internet technologies can contribute to their vitality. Links to view the report and related material are also available.

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Celebrate the Vision of Religious Inclusion

Odyssey Networks, an interfaith consortium using electronic media to enrich spiritual life and build bridges of understanding among people of faith, has recapitulated the unique American struggle to fully embrace... read more >

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Presbyterian Panel Study, November 2008: Clergy Spirituality and Health

The Presbyterian Panel began in 1973 and is an ongoing panel study that measures aspects of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The November 2008 survey focused on clergy spirituality and health... read more >

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Reflection: How Chaplaincy Can Shape Preaching

Ministerial education is too focused on knowing and articulating answers, according to Marcus McCullough, M. Th. student at Boston University, but his stint in hospital intensive care unit chaplaincy taught... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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ATLA Serials for Alum

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association providing support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA produces a prestigious line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology. Learn more.

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