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Lauren Sharstein Reflects on the Forum for Theological Exploration

The church should be a place where people are profoundly accepted and profoundly challenged, according to Lauren Sharstein. We are called to live as servants, she says, and if we... read more >

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The Rev. David Lewicki Reflects on the Forum for Theological Exploration

For Rev. Lewicki, the support provided by the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) was a recognition by an outside entity that his sense of being called to a Christian vocation... read more >

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The Rev. Juan Huertas Reflects on the Forum for Theological Exploration

Rev. Juan Huertas reflects on the power and testimony offered by the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) to his call to ministry, and the way that affirmation has been reflected in his... read more >

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Nurturing the Next Generation of Scholars

Teaching is a calling; it needs to be taken very seriously. And the voices we hear have to reflect the multiculturalism of our society. The Forum for Theological Exploration seeks... read more >

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Lerone Martin Discusses the Forum for Theological Exploration Scholar Support

Doctoral student Lerone Martin outlines the pivotal role the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) has played in allowing him to respond to God’s call to the vocation of religion scholar.... read more >

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Vocation – A Conversation with Frederick Buechner

Christian writer and theologian Frederick Buechner discusses the difference between making a living and pursuing a vocation. In this 5:09 minute interview by the Forum for Theological Exploration, Buechner reflects... read more >

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Communities of Call – Relationship and Responsibility

God’s Call is through community; communities and leaders are called to set people free to capture a sense of Jesus’ life and God’s concern for the world. In this 2:21... read more >

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The Church’s Future – Affirming and Nurturing Gifts

Churches are compelled to find the most talented next generation of leaders. This is holy work, and congregations are called to challenge young people to see the opportunity, and then... read more >

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The Call – a Community Operation

Young people ask questions about ultimate meaning and their life calling. Because churches address those questions, they are a key place for young adults to hear God’s call, and to... read more >

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Spotting New Church Leaders

A brief video provided by the Forum for Theological Exploration highlights seminarians and clergy reflecting on the diverse ways they first heard God’s call. It includes a brief reflection by... read more >

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Sermon Inspiration for Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

A Calm Heart in Troubled Waters "The Lord is our refuge and help in times of trouble (Psalm 9:9-20). With God, the...

Tips on Thriving with Musical Staff

One thing is certain: church music ministry is a minefield these days. We are a visible presence, and it seems that...

Significance of Storytelling

“We Survive by Telling Stories” by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros Generational storytelling is a history book. It...

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