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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.

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].

36 Percent of All American Parishes are Bicultural

36 Percent of All American Parishes are Bicultural

Some 36 percent of all American parishes are now designated as bicultural, according to a 2016 study from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), conducted for the U.S. bishops. That usually means Anglos and Latinos, but sometimes can include a mixture of Africans, Filipinos and Vietnamese, among others.

What if I believe unto this just because it’s beautiful?’

What if I believe unto this just because it’s beautiful?’

The amazing recent discovery of evidence of gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time that have echoes of the big bang nearly 14 billion years ago — promises many of us a headache. Just as light is bent by gravity, trying to understand this new discovery can be mind-bending. I mean, we’re trying to conceive of a billionth of a billionth of a millionth of a second 13.8 billion years ago. Really?

How Change Happens, In Generational Time

How Change Happens, In Generational Time

“Our discomfort and our grappling is not a sign of failure. It’s a sign that we’re living at the edge of our imaginations.” –America Ferrera

Listen to On Being with America Ferrera and John Paul Lederach

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Navigate the Space Between Health and Trauma from Fuller Voices

Navigate the Space Between Health and Trauma from Fuller Voices

"Whether facing physical limitations on a 500-mile pilgrimage or navigating the traumas of patrolling a city block, how can we cultivate health and resilience? And what could that mean theologically? The following voices explore the intersection of health and theology from vastly different perspectives—and share their hard-won insights along the way." [Watch Now].

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25 Favorite Hymns of Progressive Christians from Chuck McKnight and Patheos

"I recently asked, “What Hymns Still Work for You as a Progressive Christian?” And the response was amazing! Y’all came out of the woodwork to let me know what hymns you love. (And on the whole, it seems we progressive Christians do still love our hymns!) Since I received so much feedback (roughly 750 nominations that I counted), I figured I should tally them up and share the most popular examples, with a bit of brief commentary on each." Read More

 

Here is the list of the 26 top hymns among Progressive Christians with resources, sermon helps and historical information from Hymnary.org

 

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Connie Peterson is an accountant whose work requires a calculator, not a weapon. But she doesn’t go anywhere without...

6/10 Religiously Unaffiliated Americans are Athiest, Agnostic or “Nothing in Particular”

"A growing share of Americans are religiously unaffiliated. We recently asked a representative sample of more...

Art and Music Helping To Survive The Worst

“How do we survive when the worst happens? What are the mechanisms?” For Joe Carter, one answer was in spirituals —...

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