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On Being Uncomfortable in Multicultural Chapel Worship

When Ontario Christian High School students took on planning a dramatic script for a worship service, the appeal to fellow students was broad, but participating student leaders felt uncomfortable with... read more >

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Christianity and the Treatment of Women in Africa

In the midst of the current intellectual debate about whether religion is beneficial in human life, Carrie A. Miles examined the impact of Christianity on the treatment of women in... 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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Bringing faiths together through music

More than a century ago, missionaries discovered that singing biblical psalms set to indigenous melodies produced mass conversions among the persecuted Punjabis of what is now Pakistan. The Rev. Eric... read more >

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Shared Governance: An Institutional Game-Changer

Suspicion of shared governance runs deep in theological schools; as a consequence, faculty and administrators fail to understand the internal dynamics and external forces that affect the other’s decision-making processes.... read more >

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The importance of Leading (and collaborating) effectively

It is frequently noted in material on seminary leadership that the president and board chairman need to form an effective, mutually respectful relationship. The same can be said for all... read more >

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Interfaith dialogue: Archbishop Carey's search for common ground

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey was one of three major religion leaders to receive the 2012 Interfaith Award from Search for Common Ground, an organization that collaborates with government... read more >

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Doing Justice: Christian Discipleship as a Living Practice

U.S. culture stresses individuality, competition and independence, yet Christians are called to be a part of the body of Christ, which requires that we also value the common good. That... read more >

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Following Jesus Across Religious and Cultural Boundaries

Understanding what worship, fasting, prayer and charity mean in other faith traditions can uncover opportunities to collaborate in building the reign of God on Earth. Understanding builds relationships, reveals what... read more >

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Exploring the Economics of Monasticism

Western culture celebrates the “magic of the market” and claims as a truism that “communism doesn’t work.” It seems almost paradoxical, then, that monasteries – entities organized internally on socialist... read more >

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International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The...

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B)...

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