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Sustainable Institutions, Like Ecosystems, Utilize God’s Generous Provision

Elegant design of an institutional “ecosystem” involves fundamentally responding to God’s generous provision, thinking in terms of not just the physical space and the short-term problems, but the people, ideas, services, networks,... read more >

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Seminary Models for Multifaith Education

Twenty-eight percent of U.S. adults brought up in a religious affiliation have either switched or ceased religious involvement and 27 percent of married adults are in religiously mixed relationships. In... read more >

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Nondenominational Students More Prevalent In Seminaries

Nondenominational Students More Prevalent In Seminaries Woman Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

While more evangelical students enter seminary with only parachurch experience, some leave with denominational credentials.

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Best Resources for Selecting a School of Religious Education

If you considering entering the ministry or looking for a way to compare seminaries and theology schools, Insights Into Religion offers several resources from our affiliates that can help compare and choose schools by location, student performance and evaluations, denominational affiliation, affiliation (if any) with a secular college or university, educational emphasis, student body size and prominence of the faculty.

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Web fills the void of shrinking religion coverage in print media

Newspapers are a bit thinner than they used to be, but a simple Google search shows that there’s no shortage of religion news online. However, choosing credible websites is a new challenge.

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Discerning God’s Call

What will you do with your life in light of your faith? If you're a student asking that question, the Forum for Theological Exploration offers a wealth of resources to... read more >

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Considering A Doctorate, Helpful Tips on the Doctoral Blog

The Forum for Theoogical Exploration seeks to address the specific needs of students who are considering pursuing a Ph.D. or Th.D. in religion, bible, or theology. The FTE blog addresses various... read more >

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Nonprofit Provides Seminary Boards With Tools For Success

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.

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Help for new pastors entering ministry

The Lilly Endowment supported a multi-denominational program to bring clergy, churches, schools and students into a coordinated mentoring program to help new clergy transition into full-time ministry.  In the article, "Transition... read more >

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Hearing the Call: Vocational Reflection Gets Renewed Attention

Nevell Owens remembers when he first felt called to pursue a doctorate in theology. He was working as a criminal prosecutor when he looked into the eyes of a 13-year-old boy accused of murder. He saw that they were empty, and he wanted to know: Where was God in the life of this boy?

“I knew the boy’s mother was active in church,” Owens says. “I wanted to know, why isn’t the minister here? Why aren’t members of the church here?”

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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