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Teenage Religiosity: Widely Practiced, Poorly Understood Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Prevailing culture often casts teenagers as alienated from religion, if not downright hostile to it. To believe some movie depictions, teenagers are rebellious Pagans-in-the-making, more interested in witchcraft than mission trips. But a four-year national study of youth and religion arrives at a different conclusion.  The study, which included interviews with more than 3,000 U.S. teenagers, finds that a majority of today’s young people see religion as a positive influence on their lives and the lives of their community. Moreover, they have no desire to cast off the faith of their upbringing.

When it comes to church size, bigger is not always better.

Some skills are time-tested, such as listening and collaborating, but tomorrow’s religious leaders will also need to be entrepreneurial and communicate in new ways.

Successful seminary presidents impose fiscal discipline  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

The biggest challenge a president faces is meeting the needs of the institution. These days, those are often financial.

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Christian teachers have the potential to have an impact on young adults, some of whom will be the... More > Baptism is a celebration of God’s grace and covenant with a rich history in the traditions of the... More >
The Calvin Institute's Worship Renewal Grants Program fosters well-grounded worship renewal in... More > The world changed dramatically in recent decades and, as such, what is expected of clergy and... 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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