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The Ethics of Whistle Blowing

One of the long-lasting effects of Edward Snowden's revelation of U.S. spy practices and secrets, and his run from the United States, is an ongoing debate about whether whistle blowing... read more >

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Collaborative Teaching Promotes Deep Learning

A decade ago, the U.S. church world was alive with the excitement of the Rotational Model of Sunday School, which emphasized an interdisciplinary, collaborative method of teaching Bible lessons. In... read more >

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Have Meaningful Engagements with Youth

How do we make meaning of our lives? Lancaster Theological Seminary professor Anabel C. Proffitt, who teaches youth ministry, argues that consumerism is a metastory, offering meaning and purpose for... read more >

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Administrating Your Church: The Basics of Supervising Staff

Seminaries and schools of religion do not focus much attention on equipping students for the practical task of supervising, coordinating, and motivating staff and teams. As a result, clergy either... read more >

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Where do we fit into the Christian story?

American Christians tend to "identify with a particular period of church history — say, the early church, or medieval Catholicism and the rise of religious orders, or the Reformation," says... read more >

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American Values Ambiguity Reflected at Catholic Colleges

Catholic Universities are engaged in the same questions about what it means to be a contemporary Catholic that are taking place in local parishes and around dinner tables. Georgetown University... read more >

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Primer for Understanding Islam

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the demand for accurate, nuanced information about Islam has grown in the United States and Western Europe. As late as 2009, only 41 percent of... read more >

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Creative Worship: Ideas from the African-American Church

The African American Lectionary offers a page of video-based educational materials to help church liturgists, worship leaders, ministers of music, choir directors, clergy and all who lead worship in some form... read more >

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Explaining obedience: What it means to "obey" God

God is not a genie in a bottle that we can rub the right way in order to manufacture a desired result, explains Charles Barrett in a meditation for worship... read more >

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Fostering faith all week long

Christian educators need to lead people beyond “random acts of kindness” into shared patterns of life informed by the deep insights of our tradition, and beyond privatized spirituality into thoughtful... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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