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Reflection: Embracing Suffering in Mercy

God’s mercy is shown through the ministry and service we offer to others, and in that ministry and service God’s love reigns, says Stephanie Garza. In a reflection on the... read more >

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Isaiah 40:31: God, Sports and the Tebow Text

Former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is openly Christian. One of his favorite texts is Isaiah 40:31: “ … but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength,... read more >

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Reflection: Ministering to Youth With Mental Health Issues

Today’s youth are experiencing an ever-increasing rate and range of mental health problems, according to Jonathon Counts, social-work major at Clark Atlanta University, and the church has an important role... read more >

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The Salvation Army Fights Child Trafficking

Children in the United States are being recruited, lured, kidnapped and seduced from their homes and sold into sexual slavery over the Internet. The high profit involved keeps the crime... read more >

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Reflection on Youth Ministry: Reaching the Present Age

Although the message of Christ is timeless and eternal, the church must continuously take the pulse of the culture in which it is placed in order to present the gospel... read more >

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Catholic Institutions Defy the Obama Administration

Forty-three Catholic institutions filed federal lawsuits in a coordinated effort to secure the continued separation of church beliefs and practices from state claims of an overriding interest. Bob Abernethy of... read more >

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Reflection on Ministry: Making House Calls

When it comes to spirituality there are no experts or specialists, only people trying daily to be more like Christ, says chaplain intern Jeremiah Chester, a seminary student at Princeton... read more >

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Women in Religion and Ministry

Nationally, women make up about a third of seminary students. At Christian Theological Seminary in New York, women constitute more than half of the students. In a 9-minute video essay prepared... read more >

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The Role of Religion in Presidential Politics, 2012

Americans seem to like the idea of a religious, or at least morally guided, president. President Obama is reluctant to be forward about his faith but needs to overcome his... read more >

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The Community is What Counts

Arnold M. Eisen, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, shares the concern of mainline Protestantism over declines in participation. That challenge, he suggests, is best addressed by... 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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Harbor The Pepperdine Bible Lectures April 30-May 3, 2019

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