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What Do Congressional Chaplains Do?

What Do Congressional Chaplains Do?

"The American tradition of legislative prayer dates to 1774, when Jacob Duché, the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, was recruited to offer prayers before the First Continental Congress.

After the Constitution was ratified, the U.S. Senate selected an Episcopal bishop from New York, Samuel Proovost, as its chaplain in April 1789.

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Tools for Evaluating websites

Here is a helpful checklist created by ATLA on how to evaluate content on websites. This resources provides examples of questions you should ask and gives examples of exemplary websites... read more >

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Biblical Language and Grammar

On this page the ATLA provides the top five textbooks for those beginning to study introductory Greek.  The site also lists resources for intermediate and advanced grammars, lexica and biblical texts. ... read more >

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Academic Integrity and Ethical Use of Information

This page provides an explanation of academic integrity and why it matters. It also defines copyright and plagiarism and is a comprehensive resource on how to properly cite sources.   ... read more >

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Reference Training Resources

Reference tools in religion and theology are rarely covered in traditional library training. The materials here present basic resources for those who provide reference services in theological libraries.   ... read more >

Seminary Growth Sets New Records

Seminary Growth Sets New Records

When the Association of Theological Schools released a report on enrollment trends over the last five years, the headline was a bit surprising. The report, Seminaries set six enrollment records,” described growth trends, including a record number of professional master’s degree students.

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Ministers Without Master’s Degrees a Growing Trend

Until 1997, the PC(USA) had always mandated post-baccalaureate education for clergy, but the denomination found itself having to adapt to changing conditions. So, in 1997 church leaders created the “commissioned... read more >

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Strategies to Improve Hispanic/Latino Church Leadership

Today, 17 percent of the U.S. population is Hispanic and more than 2 million Hispanic/Latino students are enrolled in U.S. colleges. To serve the religious needs of the Hispanic population,... read more >

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Clergy Leadership Training for the 21st Century

What does effective worship look like? How effective are church clergy in their ministry and leadership functions? What do churches lack? What do they need? These are some of the... read more >

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Are There Guns in Your Church

Connie Peterson is an accountant whose work requires a calculator, not a weapon. But she doesn’t go anywhere without...

6/10 Religiously Unaffiliated Americans are Athiest, Agnostic or “Nothing in Particular”

"A growing share of Americans are religiously unaffiliated. We recently asked a representative sample of more...

Art and Music Helping To Survive The Worst

“How do we survive when the worst happens? What are the mechanisms?” For Joe Carter, one answer was in spirituals —...

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