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When Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore put on a clerical collar in 1977 — her senior year in college — and began working as a hospital chaplain she learned something the classroom didn’t teach. Physical actions mattered.

 

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Some skills are time-tested, such as listening and collaborating, but tomorrow’s religious leaders will also need to be entrepreneurial and communicate in new ways.

It’s a scary and complex time in media, particularly with media pundits proclaiming doom on a daily basis. Yet somehow, the most unlikely of players has built a media business that’s working, using a clever combination of subscriptions and advertising set on a foundation of grants obtained through its nonprofit status.

Pastors are turning to the Web for ideas, networking and education. A new resource from Duke Divinity School is helping fuel this effort.

In 2004, after nearly three decades as a pastor, the Rev. John Terpstra found himself straining to find joy and meaning in what he did for a living. He was in his early-50s and wondered what would come next.

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The Core of the American Self-image and the Reality

Where do we go when we realize we aren’t who we want to be? This question stayed with me after listening to this week’s...

World’s Largest Children’s Museum Celebrates Unique Global Partnership

Rare antiquities from Greece including mythological gods and goddesses, a replica of the Antikythera mechanism and fine...

Sacred Roots Thriving in Ministry (SRTM) Project Gets Lilly Funding

Rev. Hank Voss Jr., assistant professor of Biblical studies, was recently awarded a five-year, nearly one million...

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