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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 >


Loving Our Neighbors Means Embracing Even the Bad Ones

Boundaries are essential for marking identities; however, there must be gates in those boundaries so they can open and close in hospitable ways. Failure to structure gates into boundaries leads... read more >


Leading Lives That Matter

A vocational calling is not something to be "figured out." Instead, say Dorothy Bass and Mark Schwehn, it is discovered in the midst of living and doing. In a discussion,... read more >


On Diversity and the Institutional Landscape of Theological Education

The diversity in the contemporary seminary student population complicates pedagogical and institutional identity issues, raises questions about how Christian spiritual formation is fostered, and challenges seminaries to refine how they... read more >


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 >


Racial/Ethnic Resources for Theological Schools

The Association of Theological Schools Committee on Race and Ethnicity in Theological Education addresses both the concerns of racial/ethnic persons in theological education and institutional practices. It offers various resources... read more >


The Power in Humility

“The witness of Jean Vanier is that gentleness, forged from friendship with the most vulnerable among us, is power – if we look at things in Jesus’ crazy-but-right way.” In... read more >


What Clergy Do All Week

What Clergy Do All Week Pastor Clergy Minister Christian Collar Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Many church members might think the life of the pastor is spent preparing for that one-hour Sunday worship. A survey of Roman Catholic and Protestant pastors shows they do a lot more.


Strangers to Mainstream Christianity: Does the Orthodox Church Fit In?

Eastern Christianity in the U.S. is represented by more than 20 various churches belonging to two major ecclesiastical families. Traditionally, local Eastern Christian churches have identified themselves as ethnic congregations,... read more >


Church Challenges at the Start of the 21st Century

There are many challenges facing Christian churches at the beginning of the 21st century. The four specific challenges addressed in this article are perennial, but take varying forms over time.... read more >





Explorer of the Universe, Stephen Hawkings Dies

  "Unlike me, Prof. Hawking did his best to stare into the far reaches of the universe. If anyone could have...

Philanthropy That Thinks Deeply About Rural Community

Based in Indianapolis, the Lilly Endowment is perhaps best known for its grants to strengthen pastoral leaders and...

Grappling with Questions of Belonging, Unity, and Faith

Years ago, against the advice of colleagues, Amanda Parrish Morgan taught Marilynne Robinson's debut novel,...

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