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Massanetta Springs Bible Conference

Massanetta Springs Bible Conference

Dr. Voelz to serve as preacher and forum leader at Massanetta Springs Bible Conference  This summer, Dr. Richard Voelz will serve as a preacher and forum leader at the Massanetta Springs Bible Conference in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  The Conference runs July 23-24, 2018.  Dr. Voelz is Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond. [Register or for more details].

God's Time

God's Time

"Before I retired, the Lilly Foundation gave Asbury Theological Seminary a grant to enable its retiring graduates to spend a year creating a bucket list. My group spent a week at a resort in St. Petersburg creating the first draft and a year later we spent a week at Epworth by the Sea writing the final version. Mine was titled “Time….” It included “time for God,” “time for family,” “time to write,” “time to travel,” and six other “times” with detailed expectations for each “time,” said Charles "Buddy" Whatley.

Church Goers There For The Theology

Church Goers There For The Theology

Most churchgoers will put up with a change in music style or a different preacher, according to a LifeWay Research study released today (June 26). But don't mess with a church's beliefs or there may be an exodus.

The study of Protestant churchgoers found most are committed to staying at their church over the long haul. But more than half say they would strongly consider leaving if the church's beliefs changed, according to the study. [Read more].

Lilly Endowment Funding Growth in 2017 - 2018

Lilly Endowment Funding Growth in 2017 - 2018

After a tough 2016 in which its assets shrank by nearly 13 percent, the Lilly Endowment bounced back in 2017.

According to its latest annual report, the Indianapolis-based philanthropic giant saw its assets rise from $10.3 billion on Dec. 31, 2016, to $11.7 billion on Dec. 31, 2017—an increase of 13.6 percent.

The gain largely can be attributed to the rise in the stock price of Eli Lilly and Co., whose shares make up the vast majority of the endowment’s assets. Lilly’s share price rose about 13.2 percent in 2017.

July 4th Always Brings Me Back to Boston.

July 4th Always Brings Me Back to Boston.

Boston is a special place for literature and an especially sacred place for American poetry. In the eighteenth-century, Boston housed one of the most famous global literary celebrities, Phyllis Wheatley (1753-1784). She was born in Africa, sold into slavery in childhood, and by the age of twenty was one of the first American literary superstars. Her collection, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773) is a classic. [Read more].

Becoming a Great Leader

Becoming a Great Leader

Unleashing your inner leader: Rarely does someone become a great leader through sheer instinct and natural talent. Rather, great leaders combine their natural gifts with the wisdom they gain from experts and real-world experiences. [Read more at the InTrust blog].

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.

New Organ Can Mimic the Sound of an Ojibwe Flute

New Organ Can Mimic the Sound of an Ojibwe Flute

Early in the project, church leaders asked the Casavant sound engineers to build a set of pipes that could mimic the sound of a traditional Ojibwe flute, called a bibigwan. [Read more].

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Reflective Leadership Grants Offer Christian Leaders "Balcony Time"

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].

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