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Sufi Whirling Dervishes: Faith Through Dance

Sufism is the mystical branch of Islam; it emphasizes universal love, peace, acceptance of diverse spiritual paths and mystical union with the divine. In a 2-minute news video prepared for Religion... read more >

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The Moral Hazard of For-Profit Prisons

During the early-1980s nationwide campaign to crack down on crime, Louisiana took the issue seriously; today the state has incarcerated one out of every 86 adults in the state. Unable... read more >

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A Look at Gay Marriage Views in the Black Church

Joel Tinsley-Hall, a gay black American, and Scott Tinsley-Hall, a gay white American, both grew up in conservative Christian families and church communities. The now-married couple worship at The Open... read more >

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Celebrating Hanukkah Through Time and Across Cultures

Susan Braunstein of the Jewish Museum in New York explains the origin of Hanukkah and recounts the history of its celebration with examples of Hanukkah lamps used over time and... read more >

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Resources: Answering questions about the end times

In 2011, 44 percent of Americans said they believe that natural disasters are signs of the end times; among evangelical Christians, it was 67 percent. While many religious Americans anticipated... read more >

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There is More to Capital Fundraising Than Money

Churches can improve their effective ministry by expanding their definition of “capital” to include non-monetary assets when running a capital fundraising program. In addition to money, effective ministry can also... read more >

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Significant Achievements Often Start With Failure

“Think big, experiment, expect failure, learn from failure. Experiment again, fail again.” That, according to Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, is the formula for success. Lefkowitz’s early failures at... read more >

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Wired Faith for the Real World

What does it mean to equip seminarians to proclaim the Gospel to the world? At Abilene Christian University it includes putting the world at students’ fingertips through a commitment to... read more >

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Resources for Seminarian Debt: Helping Students Pay For Education

As seminaries wrestle with the reality that many seminarians will graduate with high debts that their typically low starting salaries do not afford the ability to repay, the Center for... read more >

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The link between religion and video games

Multiplayer video games are not just a means of self-expression; they require obedience to rules “in order to advance toward a greater transcendence of the mundane world.” In that way,... read more >

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Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

"Church leaders knew the Sunday following the storm would be important and necessary in what's expected to be a...

Relationship Across Rupture

On Being with Sally Kohn & Erick Erickson, “Relationship Across Rupture”Two lightning-rod figures on...

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant to help establish the CBF Thriving in Ministry...

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