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Improving Your Board

Improving Your Board

Tools for Board Improvement: Do you have new (or existing) board members that require orientation? Interested in conducting an assessment of your board's efficacy? Feel as if your board could be communicating or collaborating better? [Learn more].

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How to Define Religious Diversity?

How to Define Religious Diversity?

If each of the 152 groups reporting adherents in the 2010 Religion Census is treated separately, Elkhart, Indiana is the most diverse metro area in the country.

But Elkhart has no reported Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, or Hindus. Perhaps giving equal weight to all groups is not the best measure of diversity.

Tips on Thriving with Musical Staff

Tips on Thriving with Musical Staff

One thing is certain: church music ministry is a minefield these days. We are a visible presence, and it seems that everyone who has ever owned a radio fancies themselves a music expert. Pastors, we know you are under a huge amount of stress. We’ve read the stories, we’ve seen the statistics, we’ve probably felt the collateral damage a time or two. I don’t share these guidelines to be yet another burden. In reality, if you take these to heart, it will make your job easier and win a crucial ally and partner in ministry.

1. Respect our expertise.

Significance of Storytelling

Significance of Storytelling

“We Survive by Telling Stories” by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros Generational storytelling is a history book. It’s a catalogue of all the places we have been. It is a book entrusted to its people to ensure they are not forgotten. [Read more at On Being].

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Faith and Work

Faith and Work

Industry leaders, CEOs, and trustees from the Fuller community reflect on evolving opportunities at the intersection of faith and the workplace. [Watch Now].

“The connection of faith and work continues to be an evolving opportunity for people who say Christ is their Lord and Savior.” —Mary Vermeer Andringa

Conservative Commencement Address 

Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations, The Atlantic reports. Her analysis of the Declaration of Independence was "equally likely to engage and discomfit ambitious careerists, woke progressives, and Claremont-Institute-style conservatives." [Read more].

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its energy, its very American style, and its subtly radical message of liberating love. But there was something else about Curry’s sermon that stuck out to some viewers: He read it from the podium on what appeared to be an iPad. [Read more].

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

"Recent surveys have found that younger adults are far less likely than older generations to identify with a religion, believe in God or engage in a variety of religious practices.

But this is not solely an American phenomenon: Lower religious observance among younger adults is common around the world, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center surveys conducted in more than 100 countries and territories over the last decade." [Read more on Pew Research].

 

36 Percent of All American Parishes are Bicultural

36 Percent of All American Parishes are Bicultural

Some 36 percent of all American parishes are now designated as bicultural, according to a 2016 study from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), conducted for the U.S. bishops. That usually means Anglos and Latinos, but sometimes can include a mixture of Africans, Filipinos and Vietnamese, among others.

Grants Support Christian Higher Education Initiatives

Grants Support Christian Higher Education Initiatives

"As a twentieth-century Christian aspiring to become an English professor, I probably couldn’t have been luckier than to enter graduate school in the 1990s. The Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company had made a fortune on Prozac, which went on the market in 1988, and soon thereafter the Lilly heirs established a foundation that to this day supports a number of Christian higher education initiatives, including the postdoctoral fellowship program that led me to my position at Eastern Mennonite University in 2003.

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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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