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Emerging adults least likely to engage their faith Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Those who maintained the highest levels of religious commitment as adults adopted those habits earlier in life.

The latest enrollment figures for U.S. and Canadian theological schools show a decline or stagnation in every age group except 50- to 64-year-olds. Among these students are successful executives retiring early and eager for a second career.

Faculty members at theological schools are highly satisfied with their jobs. They are bidding higher for a select group of students. But those students are incurring far more educational debt than in the past. Those are among the conclusions of three studies. The studies, which were completed before the economic downturn,  update conclusions drawn 10 years ago on the subjects of theological faculty, seminary financing and student debt. They contain much good news and much that will require further conversation and closer study.

While more evangelical students enter seminary with only parachurch experience, some leave with denominational credentials.

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Half of new teachers burn out and quit within five years. The statistic is about the same for... More > The African American Lectionary has produced a comprehensive chart indicating appropriate... More >
Often promoted as a "people care" system, not just a database, innovative, web-based content... More > This web page, provided by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, offers a collection of... More >

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