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Ten essential skills the next generation of religious leaders will need

Ten essential skills the next generation of religious leaders will need  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

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.

Auburn Seminary president urges support of gay marriage

Auburn Seminary president urges support of gay marriage

It's time for government to catch up with the rapidly growing majority of Americans — across all demographics and religious affiliations — who are coming out to support marriage equality, said the Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, president of Auburn Theological Seminary.

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Nurturing children's spirituality through stories

Educator, consultant and author Ivy Beckwith facilitated a workshop for the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, an organization dedicated to helping strengthen Indiana congregations, that focused on ways to spiritually nurture... read more >

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Motivating students through real-world problem-solving

Active learning and problem-based learning are increasingly being adopted in higher educational by teachers in order to create a more engaged learning atmosphere where students collaborate to solve a real... read more >

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Are theology students prepared for ministry?

Theologian Sarah Coakley became an ordained priest after a successful career in academia and what she experienced during her ministry made her acutely aware of the divide between learning theology... read more >

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Islam in America: Past, present and future

Eboo Patel, founder and director of the Interfaith Youth Core, discusses the importance of building bridges with the Muslim world to create an American-Muslim identity in a brief video produced for... read more >

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Sunni and Shi'a: What's the Difference?

We hear the terms daily in newscasts but do we really understand the difference between the Sunni and Shi'a branches of Islam? How can we understand the people if we... read more >

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Ancient Future Worship: The Legacy of Robert E. Webber

Christians often freeze-frame an epoch and make it the standard by which all faith expressions across time and space are judged. By contrast, Robert E. Webber invited, challenged and cajoled... read more >

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Practice what you preach: Love your neighbors

“The act of loving and serving people is sharing the gospel. When people are shown love and compassion, it stirs hope within them and a desire to seek this God... read more >

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Steps to becoming a community that loves its neighbors

Lee Street Church was founded in 1926 by Dutch immigrants who wanted to worship in English. Today, the Wyoming, Mich., congregation regularly includes Spanish to fulfill the vision of its... read more >

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Rose and Cal promote shared joy with religious humor across traditions

The first Ahead of the Trend in 2019 celebrates two couples who have never given up hope that understanding can make...

Disruption, Death and the Old Testament

The Old Testament has its roots in two great disruptions: the collapse of the Late Bronze Age geopolitical system and...

Great Faith Hand in Hand with Great Sleep, Says Study

 A strong faith could be the key to a good night’s sleep, according to a study released this week in the Journal...

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