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The Ministry of Mentoring

Mentoring is a form of friendship in which the mentor acts as a companion and supports the protege in developing an authentic self. Christian mentors assist a protege in being... read more >

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Training clergy the right way

Clergy preparation has fragmented into four independent disciplines: Bible, Church History, Systematic Theology and Practical Theology (the duties of ordained ministry). With this educational fragmentation, pastoral ministry has become identified... read more >

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Thinking Theologically about Faith and Wealth

Protestant and Catholic churches are experiencing a financial crisis. While people support programs that touch lives, many members have doubts about how money and spirituality intersect. Church leaders often feed... read more >

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The State of U.S. Theological Education

Seminary students reflect the general public interest in exploring pluralism. This results in a desire for programs and degrees that do not lead to religion careers. Seminaries are taking steps... read more >

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Unique, effective Youth Ministry Programs offer hope for the future church

Each summer since 1992, the Youth Theology Institute at Emory University invites a few dozen high school students from across the country to take part in an intensive, three-week Christian... read more >

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Re-traditioned Mainline Protestant Churches

Spiritual hunger and cultural restlessness are changing mainline Protestant church attendees. Some churches are responding by “re-traditioning:” re-appropriating denominational and historic Christian forms of faith and practice and investing them... read more >

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Theological Education Goals in the Midst of Change

Contemporary theology students are more interested in a diverse array of spiritual expressions than social action. Seminaries have responded by cobbling together new classes and, in some cases, new programs.... read more >

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A Rhetorical Approach to Teaching Theology

The rhetorical approach to pedagogy draws people into a conversation about beliefs and convictions whether in the classroom or in the congregation. It encourages persuasion, dialogue, and clarity of thought,... read more >

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I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Catholic Parishes

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. is a pastoral development program designed to take place within Catholic parishes that help clergy and lay leaders work as a team. Fostering truly collaborative processes, the program creates... read more >

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Educating Clergy to Their Public Role

The way seminaries help students understand the public roles and responsibilities of clergy reveals  how various religious traditions inculcate the role of prophetic ministry. Mennonite seminary students explore traditions of... read more >

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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