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Black Church Resource Provides Dialogue On Homosexuality

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An online resource seeks to open up discussion on what is sometimes viewed as a taboo subject in African American congregations.


Study Leave for Ministry Professionals

Study Leave for Ministry Professionals at Duke University is for Christian institutional leaders and pastors, program staff and laity of all traditions who want to spend a week immersed in... read more >


Jerusalem: City of War, City of Peace

“The subject of the Bible is violence. And it’s rooted in Jerusalem. … It’s the place where all the warring armies of the empires intersected.” With those words, author James... read more >


Transitioning from school to ministry: How Teaching Churches Can Help Young Pastors

Wilshire Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, has instituted a program to help seminary graduates gain an understanding of ministry leadership through a two-year residency program. Elements of the program include... read more >


What is the Purpose of Institutions of Spiritual Education?

Jesuit schools of higher education base their pedagogy in a “theology of engagement” anchored to three core Christian convictions: that creation is good and worthy of study; that creation has... read more >


Introduction to the Christian Year

Several documents from the 4th and 5th centuries indicate that the church developed the Christian Year as a way to keep time that celebrates the key moments in the gospel... read more >


Books on Vocation and Service

The Forum for Theological Exploration offers a variety of resources, including books that can be used to inspire students on their journey. FTE strives to equip the next generation of leaders... read more >


Discerning God’s Call

What will you do with your life in light of your faith? If you're a student asking that question, the Forum for Theological Exploration offers a wealth of resources to... read more >


Fellowships for Underrepresented Doctoral Students

Historically underrepresented racial/ethnic faculty members in the nation's theological schools are not only needed to serve an increasingly diverse student body, but to attract and inspire outstanding candidates for pastoral... read more >


FTE Undergraduate Fellowship Programs

The Forum for Theological Exploration offers fellowship programs to gifted young leaders from diverse racial and ethnic communities and a variety of Christian faith traditions who are exploring ministry as... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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