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A Reflection on the State of Pastoral Leadership Pastor Preaching Minister Clergy  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

When Jackson Carroll began “Pulpit & Pew,” his large research project on pastoral leadership, he considered pastors a “troubled profession,” and braced himself for what his investigation might reveal. But five years of study, including a major national telephone survey and 23 focus groups across the country, convinced Carroll his gloomy forecast didn’t stand up.

 

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The number of megachurches in the United States has grown tremendously over the past 20 years, which suggests this innovative American institution has taken root and is thriving.

Nonprofit Provides Seminary Boards With Tools For Success Piles of Money Dollars Cash  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

In today’s economy, a well-trained and properly focused governing board can mean the difference between a seminary staying afloat – thriving, even – and having a dire fate. Theological schools throughout North America have turned for help on this to In Trust.

Meeting God in holy silence Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Christianity

St. Paul says Christians are to “pray without ceasing.”  One Quaker practitioner says holy silence — a way of listening to God — is one way to do that.

Wabash Center Fosters Teaching Excellence Lilly Foundation Insights Into Religion News Christianity Wabash Center

Teaching religion and theology to today’s university and seminary students becomes more complicated in the Internet age. The Wabash Center in Indiana stands ready to assist faculty with a variety of resources.

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This Faith Communities Today (FACT) study compares the responses of more than 14,000 pastors,... More > The blues, which have so profoundly shaped American popular music – from jazz and rhythm &... More >
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Five Nationally Recognized Artists Invited to Propose a Sculpture for Fort Wayne, Indiana

Five nationally recognized artists were invited to propose a sculpture for the entrance to the future Promenade Park in...

Lilly Foundation Gives a Boost to Notre Dame's Record Breaking Fundraising

The University of Notre Dame has received $138.1 million in research funding for fiscal year (FY) 2017, surpassing the...

$25 million Lilly Foundation Grant Funds Innovative Recruitment Strategy Designed to Attract Top Scientists

As part of the initiative, the Indiana University School of Medicine will look to hire biomedical scientists whose work...

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