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Professional and Academic Master's Student Rising While Divinity Students are Decreasing

Professional and Academic Master's Student Rising While Divinity Students are Decreasing

"An interesting enrollment trend has been happening across ATS schools in the last two decades, and it has been changing the landscape of theological education in North America. The number of students enrolled in professional master’s degrees and academic master’s degrees (collectively, “MAs” or “MA students”) has been increasing while the number of students enrolled in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) has been declining." [Read More].

Are Baby Boomers Returning to Religion?

Are Baby Boomers Returning to Religion?

"Are baby boomers, part of the first generation to lead the contemporary exodus from organized religion, returning to their religious roots? The ninth wave of a multigenerational study that began in 1971 finds a little more than one in five boomers became more religious in the transition from their 50s to their 60s. Older boomers cited several reasons, from seeking solace in life after the death of a spouse to finding other sources of meaning after the loss of a job to a desire to pass on religious beliefs to their grandchildren.

Percentage of Religious and Non-Religious People by US County

Percentage of Religious and Non-Religious People by US County

When the topic of religious participation arises, the opposite topic often comes up as well: What about people who aren’t religiously involved? Since the 2010 U.S. Religion Census includes data for 236 different groups, it is possible to compute how many people are claimed in individual counties*. In the map below, that computation was made by summing the adherents** from all the groups, then calculating the percentage in each county who were not claimed by any of those groups.

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On Branding Your Church

The notion that churches need to brand themselves the same way a soft drink or shoe is branded has been encouraged recently by research showing that brand identification can provide... read more >

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How Faith Communities Address Mental Illness

After Matthew Warren, son of Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren, committed suicide in the spring of 2013, Rick and his wife Kay teamed up with the Roman Catholic Diocese of... read more >

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Preaching reflections on Freddie Gray and Baltimore - An ON Scripture Special Feature

In light of recent events in Baltimore, several of our ON Scripture writers took a few moments to reflect upon what they would/will be preaching as the events continue to unfold. To join the conversation, follow us on Twitter at #onscripture.

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An Innovative Systems Approach to Eliminating Homelessness

While most agencies trying to end homelessness focus on programs, Community Solutions focuses on a process. The brainchild of Rosanne Haggerty, founder of New York City’s Common Ground, a nonprofit... read more >

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The Role of Clergy in Reducing Boston’s Crime Rate

In the aftermath of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, Boston inner-city clergy are revisiting their own journey from a violence-plagued 1980s to a much more peaceful 2014. Correspondent... read more >

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Sermon Inspiration for Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

A Calm Heart in Troubled Waters "The Lord is our refuge and help in times of trouble (Psalm 9:9-20). With God, the...

Tips on Thriving with Musical Staff

One thing is certain: church music ministry is a minefield these days. We are a visible presence, and it seems that...

Significance of Storytelling

“We Survive by Telling Stories” by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros Generational storytelling is a history book. It...

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