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Orthodox Christianity Reality in America

Overall, just .34 percent of the U.S. population are members of one or another Orthodox Christian Church. The largest concentration is in Alaska, where Orthodox Christians make up 1.93 percent... read more >

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Why the U.S. Orthodox Church Continues To Grow

While most churches struggle with membership and aging populations, the Orthodox Christian church in America has grown, and in some areas of the country, has burgeoned. Certain groups have increased... read more >

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Are theology students prepared for ministry?

Theologian Sarah Coakley became an ordained priest after a successful career in academia and what she experienced during her ministry made her acutely aware of the divide between learning theology... read more >

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Trends in Theological Education — How are Seminaries Faring?

At the same time that the poor economy has hurt endowment funds and dramatically reduced donations to traditional schools of religion, online education is a growing phenomenon, the number of... read more >

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High Student Debt Overwhelms Religious Workers

It is not rare for seminarians to graduate with as much as $80,000 in combined undergraduate and graduate school debt. The median annual wage of full-time clergy was $44,140 in... read more >

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Professors Slow to Adopt Digital Learning While Online Spiritual Formation Grows

Most professors think that the quality of online education is inferior to face-to-face education, and two-thirds of those surveyed have never published scholarship digitally, according to two 2012 surveys. Meanwhile,... read more >

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Why Board Evaluations are Essential to Mission Success

Thoughtful evaluations help board members know how they are doing and let the institution know that board members take their responsibilities seriously, says William R. Myers, a governance mentor at... read more >

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What a Theology School’s Board Chair Must Believe

A theological institution cannot be stronger than is its board of directors, and the board cannot be strong unless the partnership between the board chair and the institution’s president is... read more >

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ATLA Offers Free Access to Extensive Image Database.

The American Theological Library Association, a member association of theology school libraries and librarians, through its Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative, now offers free access to some portions of its extensive... read more >

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Resource: Searchable Theology Projects and Theses

The American Theological Library Association, a member association of religion school libraries and librarians, offers a searchable database of more than 11,000 doctoral program projects and theses in all areas... read more >

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