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When it comes to polls, read the fine print

Even lay people can, and should, ask tough questions about polls to see if their claims match their findings. And when it comes to poll data we should all be informed consumers.

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Taking the lead on good governance

Are there better ways to run congregational boards? One consultant offers up best practices.

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Growing old gracefully

Older members make up a sizable portion of many congregations. Churches can find help online for meeting their spiritual needs.

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Contemporary Worship a Boon to Churches

With its emphasis on an expressive spirituality, contemporary worship may be one of the most promising avenues for congregational growth.

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Pastoral Study Grants for Clergy

Grants for religious researchers and pastors from the Louisville Institute assist research and writing projects that advance religious and theological scholarship in ways that also enhance our understanding of important... read more >

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Study Grant Programs for Pastors

The Pastoral Study Project Program at Louisville Institute offers clergy leaders the opportunity to conduct a serious investigation of issues related to Christian life, faith, and ministry. Funding allows for... read more >

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Prayers Answered, Dreams Experienced

In this powerful sabbatical reflection, Pastor Tom Hux recounts his history with South African pastor Tshenuwani Simon Farisani, a one-time political prisoner who escaped to California. The two met when... read more >

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Finders Keepers: a Sabbatical Reflection

Pastor Mike Mather had the rare privilege of receiving two sabbatical grants from the Lilly Endowment. The first, in 2000, was a six-month break that allowed him to take his... read more >

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Africa and New Sight

In this sabbatical reflection on his trip through Africa on a Lilly Clergy Renewal Grant, Malcolm Young discusses the contrasts between North American society and living conditions, and the various... read more >

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Experiencing God through Diverse Religious Traditions

What would it be like to experience Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Eastern Orthodoxy, and even contemporary American culture as a pilgrim, a seeker looking for God? That curiosity prompted the Rev.... read more >

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Liturgical Meditations from Fuller Studios

 The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas...

The Spiritual Practice of Humor

We live in a time of tension and conflict, arguing and fighting for what we believe is true. Many of us are attracted...

Volunteer and Live Longer Religious Lives

Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

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