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Godly Gardeners — How Working the Land Helps Us Relate to God

Gardening is both a practical, life-nurturing task and a spiritual activity. It not only determines the quality of life we have from a nutritional perspective, but also spiritually. Gardening “embodies... read more >

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Happiness and Money

Carol Graham of the Brookings Institution wants to better understand human well-being and how to advance it. Her study found that while money is important, such things as health, stable... read more >

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Rediscovering faith in the midst of crisis: One Pastor's story

“Trust in God, in concert with trust in the people of my congregation, has transformed my ministry into a light burden. It is like feeling the ‘good tired’ after a... read more >

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What makes a good theology school president?

Here's what. Read about the key finding of the "Leadership that Works" study that surprised researchers. According to the study, success hinges not on credentials, but on character. The study, co-authored... read more >

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Pilot Small Grant Program

Seminaries and schools of theology that are members of the Lilly Fellows Program National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities are invited to submit proposals for small grants to stimulate... read more >

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Clergy Leadership: Forming Community

Church leadership is first about understanding the history of a congregation and entering into it as one among those nurtured in it. It is treating every personal interaction as an... read more >

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Living into God’s Dream for Us

The Rev. Catherine Caimano reminds us in her sermon that the only real life is the one we have with God. Now it is a dream we live into; but... read more >

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Having This Ministry – A Sermon

Ministry is not easy; it often comes with sharp pain and torment. Yet 70 percent of the active clergy interviewed for the National Clergy Survey say they have never doubted... read more >

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Research your Church Online

The Hartford Institute for Religion Research offers an extensive list of Web-based resources to help you find information about a church and its denomination, its surrounding secular and religious neighbors,... read more >

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Four Mega-Trends Reshaping the Religious Landscape

Four major changes in the way Americans worship may be changing the way we think about and embody faith. Using research findings from 14,000 congregations in 2000, David Roozen shows... read more >

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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