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Auburn Seminary president urges support of gay marriage

Auburn Seminary president urges support of gay marriage

It's time for government to catch up with the rapidly growing majority of Americans — across all demographics and religious affiliations — who are coming out to support marriage equality, said the Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, president of Auburn Theological Seminary.

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Creating positive change by working together

To help congregations embrace change based in their strengths and positive attributes, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, dedicated to supporting and strengthening Indiana congregations, hosted the Flourishing Congregations initiative. The... read more >

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Engaging the community in your missional church

Recognizing that in today’s post-Christian, multicultural society the church is no longer at the center of its community so they need a new way to engage the gospel, the congregation... read more >

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Finding and keeping your greatest asset: volunteers

Volunteers are a valuable asset to any organization but most especially to a faith community. National speaker and volunteer manager Andee Marks led a workshop on shared ministry for the... read more >

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Why Formation of Church Laity is Important

Bishop Joseph A. Galante began his tenure at the Catholic Diocese of Camden, N.J., by hosting 140 “speak up” sessions over 15 months to hear from parishioners about their primary... read more >

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Richard Land remains hopeful about the culture war

While many observers see in the 2012 election results a decline in the influence of evangelical conservatives, Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission... read more >

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Non-Seminary-Trained Pastors Add Problems to Protestantism

Identifying the real value of seminary-educated clergy has become a focus of attention as mainline denominations increasingly use non-seminary-trained, “commissioned” clergy to fill small church pulpits and do other, typically... read more >

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An Introduction to Stephen Ministry

Through Stephen Ministry, lay people are trained to be one-on-one caregivers to members of their congregations. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly correspondent Deborah Potter explores the power of ministry and healing... read more >

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Resources to Help Frame and Support Laity’s Role in Church Life

Increasingly, church leaders are called on to engage in the work of empowering laity to take up meaningful ministry and mission work. Clergy, lay leaders and congregations benefit by thinking... read more >

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On the Intelligences Required of a Pastor: A Conversation with the Rev. Ann Svennungsen

In this interview conducted by Tracy Schier, Svennungsen reflects on her experience in a Pastors’ Working Group sponsored by the Louisville Institute. She reveals the common ground found between clergy... 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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